Four traditional pacific island canoes, or vaka, are being built, in the hope they'll be part of next year's Pacific arts' festival.
Southland farmers concerned about the labyrinth of resource consents needed to clean up local waterways have now received a funding boost to help them navigate through the red tape.
Firearms owners rallied in their hundreds in Ashburton recently to raise concerns they were being tarred with the same brush as irresponsible people.
People from Southland need to make their voices heard regarding the threat of closure of the aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point.
Wanaka and Queenstown residents and business owners let out a collective sigh of relief this morning.
Four developers have expressed interest in building a ‘‘high quality’’ hotel on Dunedin’s Filleul St car park site, the Dunedin City Council says.
Police say there are "no signs of life" on Whakaari/White Island, adding they believe anyone who could have been taken from the island alive was rescued at the time of yesterday's evacuation.
Five people are dead and eight are missing after yesterday's double eruption on White Island/Whakaari. Meanwhile GNS estimates there is a 50% chance of another eruption in the next 24 hours.