Rescuers return to save stranded whales

Rescuers who tried desperately to refloat a huge pod of beached whales were to return at first light today to see how many survived the night. The Department...

Hundreds of Whales Stranded at Farewell Split in Golden Bay

More than 400 pilot whales have stranded at Farewell Spit in Golden Bay. DOC Golden Bay operations manager Andrew Lamason said latest reports were that an estimated 70 per cent of...

Last piece of chicken is the final straw – Couples massive fight over KFC...

A couple's fight for the last portion of fried chicken left a man with gravy on his face. The argument on October 29 between Cameron Wilson and his...

Lewis Road Creamery releases chocolate liqueur

Sorry kids, the latest Lewis Road Creamery creation will be out of reach: chocolate cream liqueur. The adults-only beverage is a first for the boutique dairy company, who've...

Emotional silent protest at Pike River Mine entrance

Twenty-nine figures stood in silence on the Pike River Mine access road this morning - each decked out in overalls, work boots, miner's helmets and the name...

New NZ App making it possible to find cheap fuel

A New Zealand app is helping communities find the cheapest fuel in their region. Gaspy was developed by Tauranga-based IT software development company Hwen, and is available on...

Winning Lotto ticket sold in Whanganui

A Whanganui ticket was among 15 tickets which scooped $21,504 each in Lotto second division this week. One of the winning tickets was bought at Whanganui's Trafalgar Square...

Thousands turn out for NZ's first floating music festival at Lake Taupo – The...

Thousands of fans turned out for New Zealand's first floating music festival - Flochella - and the NZ Bomb Comp at Great Lake Taupo yesterday, with the...

Raurimu 20 years on: the madman, the massacre and the memories

On February 8, 1997 Stephen Lawrence Anderson went on a killing spree in the small North Island town of Raurimu. Six people lost their lives that day...

There's a retro McDonald's playground for sale on Trade Me!

Remember these!? Here is a rare opportunity to decorate your back yard with the best of the best when it comes to playgrounds. A kid's swing set, a roundabout and...