Whanganui quake felt by thousands around North Island

A North Island earthquake has been felt by thousands, but there was uncertainty around where it was based. The shake most thought they felt supposedly hit near Ruatoria...

Every angle of Tongariro National Park at Taupō Museum art exhibition

A new Taupō Museum exhibition showcases the many angles of the Tongariro National Park. Six artists are displaying work in the "Around the Mountain" exhibition. Oil paintings, sculpture, acrylic illustrations...

Junior doctors planning 48-hour strike at Lakes DHB hospitals

Junior doctors at Taupo and Rotorua hospitals will strike for 48 hours next week. The strikes will run from 7am on Tuesday, January 15 until 7am Thursday, January 17. NZRDA president Courtney Brown said the Lakes DHB risked "exposing...

Crash report does not blame Mitsubish Fuso bus design

A review of bus safety after three serious crashes says the NZ Transport Agency doesn't suspect vehicle design or manufacturing deficiencies contributed to them. Released in late December, the report was called for by Transport Minister Phil...

Harbourmaster patrolling waterways as summer heats up

A year into strict new rules, not wearing a lifejacket is still by far the most common infringement for boaties busted on the water. Figures released under the Official Information...

Best fish and chip shops in Aotearoa

Kiwis flocked to social media to discuss the staple Kiwi meal, unearthing some hidden gems and locally famous chippies from around the country. From Dunedin and Christchurch and...

Beatles song performance sought for Whanganui Vintage Weekend

Whanganui Vintage Weekend Trust chairman Bruce Jellyman says The Riverside Shindig vintage song contest was a very successful part of this year's Vintage Weekend and will be...

North Island gets New Year’s revenge after South Island stole Christmas sun

After a wet Christmas the North Island is in for a sunny New Year's Eve. But the South Island - where soggy North Islanders looked with envy on...

Parapara road, State Highway 4, closed again after Christmas Day slips

A series of slips following heavy Christmas Day rain has forced the closure of State Highway 4 between Whanganui and Raetihi. The Parapara was closed late on Tuesday...

What to get up to this NYE!

Sometimes it's nice to just hang out at a house party for NYE, but sometimes... just sometimes... it's great to let loose with a whole bunch of...