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Farming groups claim conflict of interest over Waikato Regional Council healthy rivers plan

The Waikato Regional Council's chief executive never flagged he was related to a Fonterra staffer involved in submitting on a controversial plan change to make the region's rivers healthier.Farming groups say the relationship was...

Damage to historic Sutton Bridge being assessed

The future of the flood-damaged historic Sutton suspension bridge over the Taieri River remains unclear as engineers decide what can be salvaged.The bridge reopened to heavy trucks in June after $350,000 of work, but scaffolding...

Flooding effects visible from space

A remarkable image of New Zealand's South Island taken by Cawthorn org, shows the effects of the Taieri Plain flooding from space. Brown sediment run-off in the ocean is visible along the coastline.It was caused by slips and flooding...

Dog day offers free chipping, neutering

Kaitaia dog owners can have their pets "chipped and snipped" without charge at the town's A&P Showgrounds during the council's second dog day.Nga Kuri Auau o Kaitaia, on Friday will offer Kaitaia dog owners a chance to get their...

Will Foley: The dam's a 'no brainer'

If the dam is dead, as its opponents are claiming, we've missed a great chance to smooth the jagged edges of Mother Nature.Right now, Hawke's Bay is sodden. A welcome but uncharacteristic (in the current weather pattern) wet autumn...

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