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Super blue blood moon rises

It's been 152 years since the last one and Kiwis are getting ready for the once-in-a-lifetime event.


Gisborne Mayor delivers 'good news' to wood mill workers

Meng Foon is hopeful he'll have replacement work for the 100 JNL employees who may be made redundant.

Talakai Aholelei at his sentencing on Wednesday.

Bus driver sentenced over fatal Christmas Eve crash

Talakai Aholelei received five and a half months' home detention and is disqualified from driving for two years.

Police car

Hitchiker dropped off at police station, spends night in a cell

The woman was trying to get to Napier, but her hosts found she was wanted by the law.

BLACKSBURG, VA - APRIL 19: Virginia Tech student Colin Goddard lies in his hospital bed on April 19, 2007 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Colin was shot three times and was featured in newspapers around the world after being photographed being carried out of Norris Hall, April 16, 2007 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Thirty-three people were killed, including the shooter, on the campus when Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old South Korean undergraduate student in his senior year, went on a shooting rampage with two handguns in a dormitory building and Norris Hall. (Photo by Charles Ommanney/Getty Images)

Suspected norovirus strike at Rhythm and Vines

The vomiting and diarrhoea bug has seen 15 concert-goers admitted to hospital.

Fireworks at the 2016-17 event.

Worst weather misses Rhythm and Vines

Police are urging the big crowd of revellers at Gisborne's already sold out Rhythm and Vines festival to use common sense and party safely.

Beach patrol

Brothers' drownings ominous warning of summer dangers

Paul and Jon Wakelin got caught in a rip off Gisborne's Makarori Beach.

Jacinda Ardern on The AM Show.

Which NZ town will Jacinda Ardern spend Christmas in?

If you're in this spot, you better be on your best behaviour.


Vandals cut brakelines of campers' vehicles

"When we found out, this was done on purpose we were very shocked."

Heavy rain and thunder is set to hit much of the North Island on Monday.

Heavy rain, thunder to hit North Island

Drivers returning home from the long weekend should take care.

Rocket Lab put NZ into the space race.

Rocket Lab flying high at NZ Innovation Awards

Rocket Lab has pioneered a Kiwi space programme from Mahia Peninsula, near Gisborne.


Driver Talakai Aholelei pleads guilty over Christmas Eve crash

The bus was carrying Tongan students when it crashed, killing three.

Gisborne police bomb

Police evacuate after man turns in bomb

Gisborne police said he should have reported it, not brought it in.

Gisborne graf

Man arrested after graffiti attack

Police found around 25 separate buildings, fences and a vehicle that were sprayed.

It would invest $10 million into repairing the Napier-Gisborne rail line, which was mothballed in 2012.

Greens would reopen Napier-Gisborne line

The Green Party says it would spend $10 million reopening the Napier-Gisborne rail line.

It follows steady rain and occasional downpours overnight.

More rain expected in North Island

Heavy rain is predicted to batter parts of Gisborne and the Hawke's Bay before easing on Sunday afternoon.


Man killed in workplace accident in Gisborne

It's believed he fell and hit his head.

Christchurch, Weather

'Beautiful, blue sky day' around NZ as end of winter nears

Napier and Gisborne rose above 20degC on Monday.

Josh Wharehinga.

From the 'hood to city hall

He grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, and now Josh Wharehinga is a city Councillor.


Regional airports at risk from closure

The NZ Airports Association wants over $30m from the Govt to help keep them open.