Greens announce new $297m fund for sustainable food and farming

Greens announce new $297m fund for sustainable food and farming

The Greens Party announced a ‘Farming for the Future Plan' which includes a fund to support farmers and growers, creating more climate-friendly practices. The plan was revealed early Saturday morning (Sept 12). “As we recover from COVID-19, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the way we grow and produce...

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Kidnapping incident under investigation by Wellington Police

Kidnapping incident under investigation by Wellington Police

An investigation is underway after an attempted kidnapping. Wellington Police are looking for witnesses, to see if they've seen two vehicles driving carelessly in the Eastern suburbs on 25 August. Detective Sergeant Stephen Wescott, who is investigating the incident, describes what happened last month. Two vehicles were involved, one was a...

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Levin house fire leaves a loving family ‘feeling lost’

Levin house fire leaves a loving family ‘feeling lost’

A fire that took a house in Kinross St in Levin on Friday afternoon burst out a large plume of smoke over the surrounding neighbourhood. The fire started at around 3:15 pm, and the emergency crews arrived shortly after. Source: CC/ Sam Hudson “We received a call at around about...

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MPI Reviewing poise for safe transport of Livestock by sea

MPI Reviewing poise for safe transport of Livestock by sea

MPI (Ministry of Primary Industries) is launching an independent review for the safe transport of Livestock by sea. The independent review will issue assessments that MPI receives of exporting live animals, and that consists of carriage by sea as a mode of transport and susceptibility of hard and distress to...

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Car crash blocks left-hand lane at a Roundabout, Plimmerton

Car crash blocks left-hand lane at a Roundabout, Plimmerton

A car crashed and blocked the left-hand lane at a Roundabout in Plimmerton at around 10:20 am. Wet roads and wet weather caused the car to slide and crash while exiting the Roundabout northbound on SH1. Source: CC/ Google As one lane was blocked, delays were expected said NZTA Wgtn....

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The Warehouse workers set up petition to ‘do the right thing’

The Warehouse workers set up petition to ‘do the right thing’

A Petition was set up on Friday calling the Warehouse to ‘do the right thing' as a good Kiwi company by treating its staff with respect. The call is for a reversal of the company wanting to take away thousands of hours from people who work for them every week....

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Candidates debate: It’s in the Ballot launches

Candidates debate: It’s in the Ballot launches

Questioning what It's in the Ballot is? we were too. It's a new ‘small party elections debate show' and is coming to a town near you, the show replicates a previous Kiwi classic called It's in the Bag. The new show It's in the Ballot will be covering nine North...

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Car crash blocks right northbound lane north of Aotea Quay on-ramp, Wellington

Car crash blocks right northbound lane north of Aotea Quay on-ramp, Wellington

At around 5:50 pm a car crashed into the barriers in the right-hand northbound lane north of the Aotea Quay on-ramp on the Wellington Urban Motorway. The right-hand lane going northbound was blocked, the other two lanes remained open. Traffic delays were in place while the car was removed. An...

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The Wellington Experience: surface flooding and peak hour traffic

The Wellington Experience: surface flooding and peak hour traffic

As the wet winter weather pours in, Wellington City seems to be the city of gloomy, windy and wet weather. It's a typical day for Wellingtonians.  During the busy 4 pm peak of off-work hour traffic, surface flooding arose on the State Highway network for the afternoon in and around...

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Crash in Tauranga blocks lane on SH2, delaying eastbound traffic

Crash in Tauranga blocks lane on SH2, delaying eastbound traffic

A crash has occurred on SH2 (State Highway 2) at Tauranga's Harbour Bridge at around 4:30 pm, blocking one lane. The crash has caused eastbound traffic delays. At around 4:50 pm, congestion grew in the area. NZTA (New Zealand Transport Agency) is advising people to delay their journey if possible...

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