Regional

Grass flush has mowing crews working long hours

A perfect combination of warm temperatures and rain has combined to produce prodigious grass growth in Wellington. As residents with big lawns and grass berms will have learned in the past few weeks, the grass has been growing at an exhaustingly-rapid...... Read More

Restricted fire season

Fire and Emergency NZ have placed a Restricted Fire Season status on the Kaipara District from December 1, regardless of the current weather situation, in preparation for the upcoming summer season. Members of the public are required to apply for...... Read More

Apply now for Storylines Author Tour

Would you like New Zealand’s top children’s authors and illustrators to visit your school, early childhood centre or library? Well now’s your chance, as applications are now open to be included on the fabulous 2019 Storylines Author...... Read More

DHBs announce their Christmas Day menu

Palmerston North and Whanganui Hospitals will be serving their patients a delicious Christmas menu beginning with a traditional Christmas Day dinner at midday. Patients can choose to have roast lamb or roast chicken served with roast vegetables, baby...... Read More

Stags snatch the Shield

The first piece of Mid Canterbury Cricket’s 45-over silverware has been locked away by the Tech Stags after a thrilling match at the Ashburton Domain on Saturday. Coldstream needed a win to claim the Pritchard Shield unbeaten, and could not have...... Read More

Ceremony marks BMX cycle

A new BMX facility is moving into the final construction stages with earthworks and drainage work almost finished, says the Rotorua Lakes Council. To mark progress, the council met with sponsors at the development area art Waipa, five miles south of...... Read More

Boil water notice for Springfield

Residents on the Springfield water supply are advised to boil their water. The council has issued a precautionary boil water notice following recent heavy rainfall which has increased the turbidity of this water supply. No E coli has been detected...... Read More

Accusations fly after tyre slashing spree

Friction over parking on the reserve at the bottom of Brick Bay Drive heated up when allegedly eight boat trailers had their tyres slashed on November 17. Several nearby residents have opposed vehicles using the space to park and one trailer owner,...... Read More

Knock on head turns out doubly good

An older man’s nasty fall has led to the Mahurangi community getting a surprise Christmas present. Retired Warkworth man Doug Good was heading to bed when he slipped and fell over, banging his head. His wife, Beryl, noticed that Doug appeared...... Read More

Kauri Museum has positive outlook

After significant budget cuts earlier this year, The Kauri Museum is now on track for a more successful year, reported Otamatea Kauri and Pioneer Museum Board chair, Mark Vincent, at the recent annual general meeting.  More than 40 people attended...... Read More