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A businesswoman honoured by the Queen will be appealing a court order to return more than $14 million to a Maori land trust.
DoC says the disintegrating, 1m-thick chunks of polystyrene pose a threat to wildlife such as bottlenose dolphins.
Sam Yeoward is best known as one third of X Factor NZ group 'TYP'. Rotorua-based Sam started out singing and playing guitar while attending school.
Scott Donaldson, 43, left Coffs Harbour on the NSW coast on Saturday and is aiming at landing in Taranaki "as they are a good bunch", but conceded on a website chronicling his latest attempt that it may be up to the wind as to his final landing site.
Council staff and contractors are still hard at work cleaning up after last week's storm which washed a large amount of lake weed onto Lake Rotorua shores.
Budding and experienced filmmakers are being given the chance of a lifetime this weekend to learn alongside one of New Zealand's most respected directors and actors.
Home loan affordability worsened across most of New Zealand in March at the fastest rate since January 2002 as median house prices rose and interest rates started rising, the Roost Home Loan Affordability reports show.
Kelly McGarry leads the field early on during the R&R Sport Mega Avalanche, with eventual men's winner Sean McCarroll just behind, on Sunday, the final day of the 2014 Queenstown Bike Festival.
On the eve of winter as New Zealanders are turning on their heaters, power prices have soared sky high, Labour's Energy spokesperson David Shearer says.
As a German soldier lay dying before him, Tai Black offered his enemy words of solace.
The victims were airlifted to hospital after the crash on State Highway 2 in the Waioeka Gorge.
Local residents who assisted in retrieving a stranded truck containing the bodies of two men in the Eastern Bay of Plenty have been praised by the regional council.
The storms of the past few days have caused some issues around the Bay of Plenty.