National

Auckland rugby union to can junior rep competition

An Auckland rugby union's decision to scrap its junior representative programme has drawn scathing criticism on social media, with some former members calling it a sad day for the sport. The North Harbour Rugby union, which represents 12 clubs, will...... Read More

Day three: Te Matatini national kapa haka festival

Hundreds of people were lining up early at the gates this morning for day three of Te Matatini, the national kapa haka competition. Hundreds of people were lining up early at the gates this morning for day three of Te Matatini, the national kapa haka...... Read More

Wellington Zoo euthanises baboons after fighting, anxiety

Four male Hamadryas baboons have been euthanised at Wellington Zoo, after their hierarchy broke down and they began fighting. The animals were put down this morning, after efforts to rehome them weren't successful. Since their hierarchy had broken...... Read More

Single vehicle crash Far North - SH1 Okaihau

One man is in a serious condition and has been flown to hospital following a single vehicle crash today at 12.30pm The crash was on State Highway 1, near Puketi Road. The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.   ... Read More

Road closure forces cancellation of A&P show on West Coast

The slip on State Highway 6 north of Franz Josef Glacier is estimated to be 400 metres long with debris several metres deep, and the NZ Transport Agency says the road is unlikely to be reopened until early next week. The show's president Dave Nolan...... Read More

Six60 to play sellout show ’rain or shine’

Six60's promoter says the band will play rain, hail, or shine ahead of tonight's sold out Auckland show. It's expected 50,000 people will fill Western Springs stadium in what the promoter says will be the biggest show of any New Zealand...... Read More

Relief teachers: Music schools set to rethink hiring policies

Music schools will now be reconsidering who relieves their classes, after a Wellington music school potentially employed a sex offender as a reliever. The Ministry of Education was notified by Island Bay School on Wednesday that a sex offender, who had...... Read More

Boat crash on Shotover River

Police and emergency services are enroute to reports of a boat crash on the Shotover River, Skippers Canyon, Queenstown. Initial reports indicate that there are 10 people on board, and some have injuries. The crash occurred around 10am. More information...... Read More