North Island may be hit by more heavy rain as Cyclone Cook approaches

Already flood-ravaged parts of the North Island may be in for another dose of heavy rain as the remnants of tropical Cyclone Cook arrive later this week. Cook...

Who will be chosen to speak for the Whanganui River?

An announcement about the two people chosen as advocates for the Whanganui River is a few weeks away but speculation is rife. Under the river's deed of settlement...

Are these the battle lines for World War Three?

The US airstrikes on a Syrian regime airbase have hardened the dividing lines across the world in regards to the Assad regime. MailOnline has set out world leaders'...

Trump's unexpected turn on Syria: 'I call on all civilised nations to join us'

The full transcript of an address made by US President Donald Trump following the air strikes he ordered against Syria has been released. This week Bashar al-Assad launched...

Move over Debbie: New cyclone warning for New Zealand

A grim week is in store for storm-battered New Zealand with more deluges set to drench the country and a threat of a tropical cyclone bearing down...

The worst of Cyclone Debbie over in the Central North Island – Owhango residents...

The Ruapehu District Council has stood down its emergency operations centre, but several warnings remain in place. "The worst of the weather has moved through although we are...

Debbie not finished yet: Edgecumbe evacuates as wall of water hits town in wake...

• The Bay of Plenty township of Edgecumbe is evacuating. • Severe weather warnings in place for parts of Canterbury and the Kaikoura coast • Flights are operating at...

The Mountains to Sea Adventure Race has been Cancelled for 2017

A lack of entries has led to this coming weekend’s Mountains to Sea race to be cancelled. An urgent meeting was held on Saturday night and the decision...

State of emergency declared in Whanganui

A state of emergency has been declared as Whanganui faces a more severe flood than the June 2015 catastrophe. Whanganui mayor Hamish McDouall declared the state of emergency...

Weather, rain, flood chaos as Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc on Auckland, Whanganui, Rangitikei and...

KEY POINTS A state of emergency has been declared in Whanganui, with up to 500 people being evacuated this morning. Rangitikei district is also in a state...