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Baboons euthanised at Wellington Zoo after fighting:

February 23rd, 2019

Serious fighting between the baboons at Wellington Zoo has seen four of the animals euthanised.Habib, 14, Osiris, 7, Les, 17, and Rafiki, 15 were all put to death today due to a "breakdown in social structure".Animal welfare advocate...

Woman critical after truck rolls 100m on Otago farm:

February 23rd, 2019

A woman will be flown to hospital in a critical condition after her truck rolled 100m on a farm near Queenstown.Police were called to an incident at Halfway Bay Station, which borders Lake Wakatipu, at 2.30pm.They said a vehicle...

The sale of eight Auckland mansions last year could alone have netted $24m in capital gains tax:

February 23rd, 2019

The sales of eight of New Zealand's most expensive homes could have last year netted the Government $24.6 million under a capital gains tax.The calculation was made to illustrate the impact of a capital gains tax that could require...

Jet boat company suspends commercial rides after boat crashes, injuring nine:

February 23rd, 2019

The rescue helicopter team called in to airlift nine patients after a jet boat crashed on a remote part of Queenstown's Shotover River had to make two trips to get all the patients to hospital.Ten people were onboard the boat when...

Herald afternoon quiz: February 223:

February 23rd, 2019

Test your brains with the Herald's revamped afternoon quiz. Be sure to check on tomorrow morning for another trivia fix with our new morning quiz. Android users please click here ‌ FOR MORE QUIZZES...

Lime pleads to public to help bring back 'transport revolution':

February 23rd, 2019

Lime is fighting to get its electric scooters back on the streets of Auckland by pleading to the public to help bring back the "transport revolution". Auckland Council put the brakes on the e-scooter fleet yesterday until the company...

New Catlins park and bottle scheme in National's enviro policies:

February 23rd, 2019

National has laid out what its "bluegreen" policy would look like if the party was elected to government – but environment groups have been quick to point out shortcomings.The party's just-released discussion document , launched...

Man in 20s rushed to hospital after crash near Okaihau:

February 23rd, 2019

A man in his 20s has been rushed to Whangārei Hospital after being flung from a car near Okaihau.Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Puketi Rd and State Highway 1 at 12.30pm today....

Residents in Titahi, Porirua, asked to conserve water after key pipe burst:

February 23rd, 2019

Residents in a suburb of Porirua are being asked to limit their water usage, after a pipe carrying water to the suburb's main reservoir burst.The leak affected people in the seaside suburb of Titahi Bay. The burst has temporarily...

Smirnoff Vodka's cheeky dig at Lime Scooters in Auckland:

February 23rd, 2019

Smirnoff Vodka found a funny way to poke fun at the Lime e-scooter controversy in Auckland.A billboard spotted in the CBD promotes lime-flavoured vodka with "no technical issues". Smirnoff's billboard was spotted on Nelson Street...

Hours before Six60 take to the stage for record-breaking concert:

February 23rd, 2019

Excitement is ramping up as the hours tick down to Six60's record-breaking concert; with 50,000 people set to pack out Western Springs Stadium.It's the first time a New Zealand band has filled the venue to capacity, and the event's...

One person in serious condition after car rolls near Taupō:

February 23rd, 2019

A helicopter is at the scene of a car that has rolled this morning near Taupō. One person is in serious condition and will be transported by helicopter to Rotorua. Two people were in the car which rolled on SH32 on Western...

Thai, Canadian tourists injured after boat crash on Queenstown's Shotover River:

February 22nd, 2019

Nine people, several of whom were tourists, have been injured in a jet boat crash on Queenstown's Shotover River in Skippers Canyon.About 10 people were onboard the boat when it crashed into rocks while riding the Shotover River...

Two children seriously injured in crash near Kaikohe, Northland:

February 22nd, 2019

Two children have been seriously injured in a crash near Kaikohe in Northland.The crash happened about 9.40am, close to Mangatoa Rd and State Highway 12.The Northland Rescue Helicopter flew one child in critical condition to Starship...

Northland official responds to 'harmful information' on meningococcal vaccination:

February 22nd, 2019

Northland health officials have rubbished claims on social media that it has vaccinated a child without consent in its meningococcal vaccination campaign.Three Northland deaths from the meningococcal W strain promoted a mass vaccination...

'He did not deserve to be killed': Family say dead man will be 'dearly missed':

February 22nd, 2019

The family of a man who was allegedly murdered in Dunedin say he will be dearly missed and did not deserve to die that way.The body of Brent Andrew Bacon was found near a gravel road north of Waitati on Monday evening, the day...

Driver of car seriously hurt in crash with truck in Hastings, Hawke's Bay:

February 22nd, 2019

One person has been seriously hurt in a serious crash between a truck and car in Hawke's Bay.The crash took place on State Highway 2 at Poukawa, near Hastings, at 7.30am, police say."The driver of the car was taken to hospital...

Men spoken to over deaths of black-billed gulls at Sulphur Point in Rotorua:

February 22nd, 2019

Two men will go through "alternative actions" instead of police prosecution in relation to the deaths of five critically endangered seagulls at Sulphur Point in Rotorua last year. The pair are working with police and conservation...

Fans at Auckland's Six60 and other events around the county can expect mostly clear skies:

February 22nd, 2019

Auckland's Six60 concert goers can breathe a sigh of relief as forecasters tip overnight showers to clear this morning and fine weather to run into the evening.Elsewhere, mostly fine weather is expected in Thames for day two of...

What the cricketers who wouldn't fly to Napier can tell us about plane phobias:

February 22nd, 2019

A_HBT17246005.JPG The small planes that fly in and out of Napier Airport aren't for everyone. Photo / Warren BucklandWhat if the engine falls off, what if the wing snaps, what if the wheels don't go down, why is it making that...

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