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Bunny cull at Taihape Cemetery

Bunny cull at Taihape Cemetery

RangitÄ«kei District Council is preparing to undertake a rabbit cull at the Taihape Cemetery, after ongoing problems with damage to lawns, graves and headstones. Photo: Supplied / DoC Contractors are being called in to shoot the rabbits. The cull will start towards the end of January. The council is sending out letters and setting up signs to warn cemetery visitors. […]

Homicide investigation launched in Otara

Homicide investigation launched in Otara

Police have launched a homicide investigation after a death in Otara tonight. They were called to the scene on Otara Road at 6.50pm and found the body of a man. Police said they were working to understand the full circumstances of his death. One person is assisting with inquiries.

Treatment of protesters at rodeo ‘not acceptable‘ – NZ Rodeo Cowboys Assoc

Treatment of protesters at rodeo ‘not acceptable‘ – NZ Rodeo Cowboys Assoc

The New Zealand Rodeo Cowboys Association (NZRCA) is condemning the treatment of protesters at yesterday‘s Mid-Northern event saying it does not align with the values of rodeo. Warning: strong language. Six anti-rodeo activists bought tickets and entered the Mid-Northern grounds at Kokopu Block Road yesterday. Mid-Northern club member Dianna Bradshaw said the club had a strict no high-definition cameras policy, […]

One dead in a four-car crash on Auckland motorway

One dead in a four-car crash on Auckland motorway

One person has died after a four-car crash on Auckland‘s Southern Motorway near Tanakini. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller Two others are in a serious condition, and two are in a minor to moderate condition. One southbound lane has now been reopened, while others remain closed. Police said earlier they would also be closing the northbound lanes, with diversions in […]

Mock funeral for planet Earth in Nelson

Mock funeral for planet Earth in Nelson

A mock funeral for planet Earth is taking place in Nelson today. Planet earth from space Photo: 123rf The local branch of the global movement is staging the event, as a call to action to halt environmental decline. Spokesperson Julie Nevin said today‘s funeral would be an invitation for others to join the campaign. The environmental studies student said it […]

Second animal death at Gisborne rodeo ‘freakish‘

Second animal death at Gisborne rodeo ‘freakish‘

A second animal death has been covered up at a Gisborne rodeo, activists say. Photo: 123rf But an official said there was no cover-up because nobody asked. Animal welfare group SAFE said it now knows a horse also died at the that after a bull was injured and shot. At the time, the New Zealand Rodeo and Cowboys‘ Association (NZRCA) […]

Probe of report that kitten was thrown from a car in Christchurch

Probe of report that kitten was thrown from a car in Christchurch

The SPCA is investigating how a kitten came to be thrown from a car in New Brighton, in Christchurch, this week. Photo: Google Images The kitten was taped inside a shoebox and tossed from the front passenger window of a silver Holden car at about 8.30pm on Wednesday. A witness told the SPCA that there were at least two people […]