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NZ heading towards major maritime disaster - TAIC

After four incidents in two years, the watchdog says we must overhaul how vessels navigate.

The Government announced a plastic bag ban in August.

South Island Countdowns rid single-use plastic bags

Since the start of the phase-out in May, 22.5 million bags have been removed.


Tasman sheep gives birth to rare five lambs

Footage shows the RV repeatedly swerving across the centre line.

'Beyond a joke': RV swerves wildly over centre line in Marlborough

The irate driver had a rather unusual excuse when he was pulled over.


The South Island regions an Alpine Fault quake would affect most

Scientists say a magnitude 8 earthquake rupturing the fault line is overdue.

NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll appeared on The AM Show to say NZ has had a "mild winter".

Southerly storm brings snow to low levels

Ski fields are expecting up to 80cm of snow on Monday.

"All of a sudden this thing emerges... There's a bow, there's a superstructure - it's a shipwreck!"

Seabed mapping in Marlborough uncovers 10 shipwrecks

"All of a sudden this thing emerges... There's a bow, there's a superstructure - it's a shipwreck!"

Thousands of hectares were mapped.

Moon-like craters found on the Marlborough Sounds seabed

Months of undersea mapping has uncovered some surprising secrets.


Body found at Takaka Hill identified as missing man Jason Campbell

He had been missing since August 6.

What things are more likely to happen than winning Lotto?

Lotto results: Two winners, Powerball getting bigger

This weekend's Lotto first division prize was split between the North and South Island.

Wendy Reynolds.

Meet The AM Show's Chorus Upgrade winner

We've heard from everyday Kiwis doing some pretty amazing things, but one of them stood out.

Working dogs in Australia

Bugger! MPI's tightening of dog on ute law

One farmer is rubbishing the change saying "it's ridiculous".


South Island to be blasted with bad weather

The North Island is expected to escape the blast.

The North Island is facing heavy downpours and thunderstorms into the late morning.

Flooded Auckland roads reopened

Albany on the North Shore received a record 36.6mm rainfall in one hour.

The regional fuel tax has upped prices by an extra 11.5c per litre in Auckland.

South Islanders to Auckland: Quit whinging about the fuel tax

"Oh mate it's a little bloody ridiculous, innit?"

The research on the November 2016 7.8 magnitude quake was released this week.

Kaikōura quake a one-in-5000- to 10,000-year event

New research on the 7.8 quake was released this week.

An artist's impression of the upcoming hotel.

Upcoming hotel 'biggest thing in Kaikōura for 100 years'

"It's really a game-changer for this town."


DoC suspicious as Kiwis walking Abel Tasman track doubles

A hike in tourist fees may have caused foreigners to masquerade as NZers.

Hotel guests in Kaikōura discovered more than nine dead red-billed gulls on Sunday morning.

Information emerges on killing of red-billed gulls in Kaikōura

The protected birds were either shot, stamped on or run over.

Locals Dave and Cezanne Lyons have confronted and filmed tourist's relieving themselves at the Kiwa Rd site.

Kaikōura beach where freedom campers caught defecating closed

The council believes the area now poses a health risk.

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