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  • Hail & thunder in upper North Island, widespread rain in Canterbury

    20 July 2017 11:58 PM

    The deep and large low currently centred over the South Island is bringing sunny spells, big downpours and hail to northern New Zealand while the east of the South Island is wet under widespread rain. The rain, which is being fed from the sub-tropics, will today continue across Canterbury and slowly drift southwards into Otago. The heavy rain will move towards

  • Love Mauao? Have your say

    20 July 2017 11:10 PM

    Tauranga City Council is calling for submissions on how it manages one of the city's most treasured places, Mauao. Last year, the joint administration board Nga Poutiriao o Mauao - comprised of representatives from the reserve's owners, the Mauao Trust, and Tauranga City Council - asked local residents what they love about our maunga. The board received

  • Police Officer Seriously Assaulted in Rotorua

    20 July 2017 8:41 PM

    A Police officer is currently in Waikato Hospital with serious head injuries after being assaulted while on duty in Owhata, Rotorua last night. At approximately midnight he and another officer responded to an emergency call from a residential property in Owhata. The Constable was in the process of arresting a male for an alleged assault of a female

  • Weather: Flooding in Christchurch as destructive winds, extreme rain lash the country

    20 July 2017 8:37 PM

    Power remains cut to hundreds of homes in the Rotorua and Taupo region, where extreme wind gusts and severe rain caused surface flooding overnight. With heavy rains and high winds battering the North Island overnight, about 520 Unison customers were without power on Friday morning. Almost 300 Powerco customers still remain without power about one week after

  • Labour isn't taking into account why schools ask for donations, says principal

    20 July 2017 5:02 PM

    A warning that Labour's plan to scrap school donations could leave some schools high and dry. The party's promising to stop schools from asking parents for donations, and will front up with $150 per student per year instead. But Pakuranga College principal Mike Williams said it doesn't take into account the differing reasons why schools ask for donations

  • Labour promises to scrap 'voluntary' school donations

    20 July 2017 5:02 PM

    Labour will abolish "voluntary" school donations and pay schools $150 per head instead. It's part of the party's $4 billion promise to education over the next four years. Education spokesman Chris Hipkins said they expect it will help the parents of more than 450,000 students, at a cost of $70 million per year. "We have a free education system because

  • Police Ten 7 update (+PHOTOS)

    20 July 2017 8:11 AM 1

    Search for Michael McGrath - Police Ten 7 update (+PHOTOS) New information relating to the search for missing Christchurch man Michael McGrath was released by Police on tonight’s episode of Police Ten 7. Michael, a 49-year-old local builder, was last seen at his home address in Halswell on Sunday 21 May 2017. Police are now able to confirm the time of that last sighting

  • Dunedin City Council heavy rain warnings preparations

    20 July 2017 6:20 AM 1

    Dunedin City Council staff and contractors are actively preparing ahead of a heavy rain warning issued for the city. The updated Met Service warning issued late this morning predicts 150mm-200mm of rain in Dunedin from midday Friday to around 6am on Saturday, with peak intensities of 15-20mm per hour. This is a significant amount of rain which has the potential

  • Rush hour showers for Auckland

    20 July 2017 4:28 AM 1

    NZTA are warning motorists to be careful and drive to the conditions during the rush hour traffic on their way home. A wild winter punch is set to strike the country heading into the weekend. MetService has issued a warning for a significant winter storm for most parts of New Zealand. The North Island is forecast to be hit by strong winds and heavy rain from a low pressure

  • ORC Heavy Rainfall Media Update #1

    20 July 2017 4:11 AM 1

    Otago Regional Council will be keeping a close watch on river levels over the next 36 hours as MetService is warning of significant rain for coastal catchments including Dunedin, starting tomorrow morning. With 200mm forecast to fall tomorrow and into Saturday, rivers will rise rapidly and surface flooding is expected in low-lying areas, including South