73 days ago

Spring storm batters South Island

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Heavy rain and snow will continue battering parts of the South Island into Friday afternoon, as a spring storm makes its way up the country.

Several highways remain closed, including the major link between the east and west coasts due to a road wash-out.

How's the weather at your place?


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7 days ago

NZ's pooch population rising faster than people

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

They say a dog is man's best friend and that certainly seems to be the case in New Zealand.

Dog ownership has soared over the past five years, outstripping the growth in people in all the main cities apart from Auckland.

The country is home to more than 560,500 registered dogs – enough for about one in nine to be a proud owner. That's a pooch for roughly every third household.


1 day ago

AMI Community Grants is back for 2019!

The Team from AMI Insurance

Are you involved with a community project or organisation? Applications are open for AMI Community Grants 2019!

This year, AMI is giving away $30,000 to support organisations and projects around New Zealand. Simply share a few words about an organisation or group doing good in your 'hood - or a project benefiting the local community that needs a little extra support.

Whether it's a popular playground that needs a tidy up, a walkway without proper lighting or an organisation working hard to make your community a safer place to live, we want to hear about it.

Round One is open now! Apply for a 2019 AMI Community Grant and make a positive change in your community.
Find out more

4 days ago

Poll: National day of action against plastic packaging

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Are you disgusted by the amount of unnecessary plastic packaging for products sold in supermarkets?

We've gotten rid of plastic bags from our supermarkets, but many shoppers reckon that should only be the beginning.

A national day of plastic protest has been organised, encouraging shoppers to unwrap and leave unnecessary plastic packaging behind at supermarkets.

To read more, click here.

Will you be taking part in the national day of action against plastic packaging?

National day of action against plastic packaging
  • 84.9% Yes, there's too much plastic packaging
    84.9% Complete
  • 15.1% No, I don't think it is an issue
    15.1% Complete
3404 votes