Large Fire breaks out south of Dunedin, crews battle to contain it

Large Fire breaks out south of Dunedin, crews battle to contain it

A large fire has broken out near the Waipori River south of Dunedin. The fire was reported at around 1:20 pm. Eight helicopters, eleven fire trucks, a command unit from Dunedin, and 60 firefighters and support crew responded to the incident who are working to extinguish 80-hectare blaze west of...

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4 new cases of COVID-19 today, none in community

4 new cases of COVID-19 today, none in community

There are 4 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in NZ. There are no new cases reported in the community. Two cases, who are part of the same bubble, arrived on December 9 from the Czech Republic via Germany and Singapore. Both of the cases are family members. They...

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Private Investors: Key to unlock NZ’s Venture Capital

Private Investors: Key to unlock NZ’s Venture Capital

New Zealand’s Private Investors are the key to a venture capital future. New Zealand Private Capital Association executive director Colin McKinnon believes the market has the strength in both private equity and angel investing. “The New Zealand private capital market has strength in both private equity and angel investing. For...

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9 year Learner License driver who worked for NZTA kills Motorcyclist

9 year Learner License driver who worked for NZTA kills Motorcyclist

After a lengthy investigation, a New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) employee will be sentenced in March for killing a motorcyclist after turning in front of him at the intersection of Rangiotu Road and Rangitane Road near Palmerston North. The NZTA employee Laura Amy Brown​ was found to have a learner...

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Department of Conservation: Native Bat Predator Control ‘thriving’

Department of Conservation: Native Bat Predator Control ‘thriving’

Department of Conservation’s native Bat populations is ‘thriving’ at sites in Fiordland and the Central North Island because of predator control methods. Accordingly long and short-tailed bats were common in New Zealand, but they have since almost disappeared from many areas due to habitat loss. Department of Conservation also says...

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Helicopter Pilot suffers moderate injuries after crash on Mahia Peninsula

Helicopter Pilot suffers moderate injuries after crash on Mahia Peninsula

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed has sustained moderate injuries while carrying out agricultural work on the Mahia Peninsula in Hawke’s Bay. Emergency services received reports about the crash by a member of the public at around 6:26 am this morning. Uninjured, the pilot was transported by the Hastings...

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