Wet and wild weekend for most of New Zealand

Few places in New Zealand managed to escape the wild weather this weekend,as a complex low-pressure system moved slowly onto the country from the Tasman Sea. This system was very active due to support from strong upper level winds (jet-stream), which brought rain to most regions,thunderstorms to western parts of northern and central New Zealand,... Continue Reading →

More protection for endangered kakī

Thousands of new predator traps have been recently installed in the Godley Cass and Macaulay river systems as part of conservation project, Te Manahuna Aoraki. There is now renewed hope that kakī, the world’s rarest wading bird, will one day be able to thrive without human intervention. Yesterday, 45 juvenile kakī were released at Mt... Continue Reading →

Mayor Supports Random Roadside Drug Testing

South Taranaki District Mayor Ross Dunlop urges the Government to take immediate action on the introduction of random roadside drug testing. Mayor Dunlop makes the call for action after reading the coroner’s report into the horrific Waverley crash which killed seven people last June. “This tragedy had a huge effect on the families involved and... Continue Reading →

Tip Top sold for $380m to global brand

New Zealand’s iconic ice cream company has a new owner, after global ice cream company Froneri today purchased Tip Top from Fonterra for $380 million. Fonterra CEO Miles Hurrell confirmed the sale, saying it was a bittersweet moment for Fonterra. “Since we took ownership of Tip Top in 2001, a lot of work has gone... Continue Reading →

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