August 26, 2019

NZ fisherman lands 305kg Blue Fin Tuna

A fisherman from New Zealand has landed a monster bluefin tuna worth up to $80,000 Japan while fishing off a charter boat off the West Coast of the South Island. Jeremy Walker from Te Awamutu landed the 305.8kg fish at 2.00am on Sunday morning with the help of the other four men onboard. "I've … [Read more...]

Snow storm causes chaos in New Zealand

The snow storm that has gripped New Zealand for three days is set to continue for some time yet. Many schools in Wellington and the South Island have been closed. Airports and roads have also been badly affected. Power outages have become commonplace. "There is some way to go here before it is … [Read more...]

Pike River mine management waited “51 minutes to call emergency services”

Contractors working at the Pike River mine at the time of the explosion say management took 51 minutes to contact emergency services following last November's first explosion and initially had no idea how many miners were underground. Information released by contractors owed money by the mine … [Read more...]

Serious Fraud Office lays 50 charges against Allan Hubbard

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed it has laid 50 fraud charges against SOuth Island businessman, Allan Hubbard, over his management of Aorangi Securities Limited. SFO chief executive Adam Feeley said Crimes Act charges were laid in the District Court in Timaru today, after an … [Read more...]

Motorists register cars as ambulances to save on tax

Some New Zealand motorists are claiming their vehicles are ambulances to save hundreds of dollars in vehicle registration fees. The problem is worst in Otago, in the South Island where there are 230 ambulances registered, nearly the same number as Auckalnd which has 10 times as many people … [Read more...]

Prince William visits quake workers in Christchurch

Future King of England, Prince William has been visiting New Zealand on a tour to encourage suvivors of recent disasters there. He spent the day in Chistchurch visiting earthquake relief centres and walking through some of the worst affected areas. Such was the willingness of the Prince to … [Read more...]

International teams help in NZ earthquake rescue

International help is flooding into New Zealand with more than 600 emergency workers from seven countries joining the rescue efforts for earthquake victims in Christchurch. Currently the death toll stands at 148, but there are still around 200 people unaccounted for. New Zealand Foreign … [Read more...]

Blog: Robbies Big Adventure – aka newswarped looking for friends in South Island of New Zealand

Stung by the realization that not many people in the South Island have read we have decided to take up the challenge and tell a children’s story in less than 600 words that includes as many South Island keywords as we can stuff in there that will register on search engines. It is not … [Read more...]