Prince Phillip passes away, Aged 99

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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died aged 99. The Queen described as her "strength and stay" during her record-breaking reign, passed away at Windsor Castle...

Save the date: The trans-Tasman bubble is coming!

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Well, Jacinda has made the announcement as of April 19. Dust off the suitcase, find your passport, and get ready to take to the skies - Here's...

Registrations are open for Tihiora – Ruapehu Wellness Summit

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The health of our community is now more important than ever. Tihiora, Ruapehu's inaugural Wellness Summit is a 2-day event that brings together keynote speakers, and wellness facilitators...

Saying Goodbye. Scenic flight operator Mountain Air closes after 33 years

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An institution of the Central North Island is calling it time. After 33 years of taking to the skies of the Ruapehu Region, Mountain Air is shutting...

LIVE UPDATES: Tsunami warning issued following magnitude 8.1 quake near Kermadecs

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We are going to be updating this page as the story develops and information comes in from officials. Update 5 -  This live feed has ended. However, we'll...

Think our COVID test hurts? China’s now testing up the rear…

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You read it right... Over in China, health officials are now testing 'High Risk' residents in Beijing for the coronavirus with anal swabs Experts believe it is more accurate,...

COVID-19: New map of Auckland ‘Locations of Interest’ from the Two New Covid cases

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If you’ve recently travelled to the City of Sails (Auckland) you might want to read on… A new map shows the locations of interest for the two new...

REVEALED: Trade Me’s most popular listings of 2020

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Trade Me has announced what its top listings were last year, in 2020.  Unsurprisingly, there's one repeating theme: COVID-19 Trade Me spokesperson Millie Silvester revealed the Top 10...

Mt Ruapehu Update

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Shaking and Movement under Mt Ruapehu is now at a “moderate to strong” level despite a cooling of the crater lake. The Volcanic Alert Level was raised to...

UPDATE: Mount Ruapehu Alert Level

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Mt Ruapehu is being closely monitored for signs of activity after the active volcano's crater lake rose to 43C, resulting in an escalation of it's alert level. GeoNet...