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Gt Barrier now a hot-spot for stargazers
23 June 2017
Great Barrier Island has been named as one of three sanctuaries in the world with incredibly clear skies, perfect for viewing the stars.
Kiwis help Caribbean's disaster planning
Kiwi experts in earthquake and disaster management will this month lead a two-day workshop in Barbados to pass on tips to Caribbean nations....
Canterbury schools shake-up flawed: report
The Chief Ombudsman has released a scathing report on the Ministry of Education's handling of Canterbury school mergers and closures after the 2011 earthquake....
Kaikoura quake insurance bill hits $1.84b
The cost of private insurance claims for November's Kaikoura earthquake has hit $1.84 billion with insurers confident most will get settlement offers this year....
National climate target to be tested
The lawsuit against Climate Change Issues Minister Paula Bennett, which was once described as a "joke", is expected to return to court in Wellington next week....
Oyster cull begins for Stewart Island bay
Flat oysters will be culled from marine farms in Stewart Island's Big Glory Bay in a bid to stop the spread of a lethal parasite....
Auckland Airport fog restrictions lifted
Restrictions have been lifted at Auckland Airport after fog cancelled or delayed more than a dozen early morning flights....
Fog clears from Auckland Airport
Fog restrictions at Auckland Airport finally lifted at 2pm on Saturday after more than 100 flights were either delayed or cancelled....
Te Papa scientists study sea birds
Scientists from France, Liverpool and Te Papa have joined together to study sea birds' interaction with fishing vessels....
Petone water available again soon
Hutt Valley residents partial to drawing water straight from the Waiwhetu Aquifer will be able to again soon....
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