Ultra fast broadband on the horizon for the Central North Island

Taumarunui has been included on a list of towns that have been fast-tracked to receive ultra fast broadband with Ohakune and Raetihi to follow. Crown Fibre Holdings has just...

Could the Most Recent Kaikoura quake trigger 'The Big One'?

International scientists have claimed the 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake has raised the potential threat of another large event facing New Zealand in the future. But a top GNS Science...

NZ dollar hits new high: Worries caused by Trump the reason

The New Zealand dollar rose to a 2 1/2-month high against the greenback as investors grew warier of US President Donald Trump's stance on trade, with Germany...

Weather gods shine on Waitangi weekend

Most of the country can expect another warm, dry holiday weekend with temperatures expected to again reach more than 30C in some places. The main centres - including...

So was it real? Internet divided over photo showing a 10-year-old boy 'surfing over...

  A viral photo which shows an enormous great white shark lurking in the water beneath a 10-year-old boy surfing a wave has divided the internet. Eden Hasson was...

Whanganui couple to shine light on Cambodia

WHANGANUI couple Abby and Caleb Kingi will travel to Cambodia next month to make two short films promoting better lives for children who live in slums. The couple...

Guestsleft 'dangling' after Dreamworld ride stops

An automatic sensor is believed to have triggered a brief shutdown on a Dreamworld ride on the Gold Coast, with guests strapped into it. Thrill seekers were left...

Orange water surges into river

When Carla Mason and her children visited North Mole on Friday afternoon, they found rust-coloured water surging out of a pipe and into the river. The family sometimes...

Weather comes to the party for anniversary weekend holidaymakers

At last. Weather forecasters have some good news - a scorcher of a long weekend is on its way. Following a mixed and windy spell across most of...

Would you like weed with that? Drive-thru drug deals busted

Two Burger King employees have been arrested after police said they sold drugs to drive-thru customers using a series of coded phrases. 20-year-old Garrett Norris and 19-year-old Meagan...