They’re traversing the remote 111km Rainbow Station in North Canterbury.
They say rapidly growing vegetation in regions like Canterbury could fuel blazes if triggered.
"People were fantastic and clearly looking out for their mates."
In 2017, more fatal crashes involved drugs than alcohol in New Zealand.
Tasman residents want forestry land owners to pay to clean up the mess of logs and debris
Awatere residents are asking for help to build a much-needed learning centre - 20 cents at a time.
Two staff members raised their concerns but were told not to worry and to drop the matter.
Tasman District Council voted 9- 4 in favour of the project.
A final vote on the controversial $105m project will be made today.
"I think it's dirty and sneaky to be scaring the bejesus out of people," says MP Nick Smith.
Jody Hughes was indecently assaulted by Olympic gold medallist Arthur Parkin as a child.
The news was announced by the Prime Minister, who was among the first to ride the newly re-opened line.
A petition launched in Nelson today seeks the same rights as other victims of violence.
The overall mussel harvest volume declined by 15.1 per cent.
The bank announced it is withdrawing services from Stoke, a suburb in Nelson, that it shares with NZ Post.
The Boathouse was badly damaged by ex-cyclone Fehi in February.
Thousands of king salmon are being carefully monitored by scientists in Nelson.
The new terminal is expected to cater for growth projections out to 2035.
Jess Finnigan is making the journey to demand urgent action over growing waiting lists.
Since launching earlier this year, more than 300 people have signed up to the Share My Pet website.
The popular Touch the Sea Mapua aquarium was destroyed in a 2011 fire.
Her boyfriend told police Libby had fallen from his car. But for Libby's mother, serious questions need answering.
A fishing vessel docked at Dogleg Wharf caught fire early this morning.
Ngaire Galloway is getting ready to watch 17-year-old Gina Galloway compete at the Youth Olympics.
Nearly 75 per cent of NZ freshwater fish species are in decline.
The city's main street was packed with proud locals and thousands of visitors yesterday.
This afternoon, that decision was overturned with a vote 9-5.
The stone fruit industry is questioning the request.
After 17 years, the $102 million project was ditched yesterday.
The $102 million project was debated at council today.
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