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Kaitlin Ruddock

02:16
They’re traversing the remote 111km Rainbow Station in North Canterbury.

Post-traumatic stress sufferers embark on gruelling trek to raise awareness of the condition

They’re traversing the remote 111km Rainbow Station in North Canterbury.

01:55

Fire authorities nervous as grass, scrub grows at fastest rate in decades

They say rapidly growing vegetation in regions like Canterbury could fuel blazes if triggered.

02:39
Previous governments have repeatedly turned down the idea.

Family of Christchurch man killed by drug driver launches petition calling for roadside tests

In 2017, more fatal crashes involved drugs than alcohol in New Zealand.

02:25
Tasman residents want forestry land owners to pay to clean up the mess of logs and debris.

'Nothing's moved' - Properties still buried under tonnes of debris after ex-cyclone Gita

Tasman residents want forestry land owners to pay to clean up the mess of logs and debris

01:40
Awatere residents, who live between Blenheim and Kaikoura, are asking for help building a much-needed learning centre.

Fundraising on a faultline: earthquake-hit communities call on NZ's spare change

Awatere residents are asking for help to build a much-needed learning centre - 20 cents at a time.

01:58

Peter Yealands’ winemakers told staff to 'audit proof' wines while breaking international rules

Two staff members raised their concerns but were told not to worry and to drop the matter.

00:32
The heat is on Tasman District councillors today as they decided whether to go ahead with the construction of the Waimea Community Dam.

Controversial Waimea Community Dam to go ahead after council votes 'yes'

Tasman District Council voted 9- 4 in favour of the project.

02:03
Brightwater residents were given leaflets claiming an 8m tidal wave could wipe them out.

Pamphlet drop warning of catastrophic impact if proposed Waimea Dam collapses, labelled misleading

"I think it's dirty and sneaky to be scaring the bejesus out of people," says MP Nick Smith.

02:19
Jody Hughes was indecently assaulted by 66-year-old gold medallist Arthur Parkin as a child.

'I’m still in prison, he’s out' – sexual abuse survivor speaks out over court of appeal decision

Jody Hughes was indecently assaulted by Olympic gold medallist Arthur Parkin as a child.

01:51
It's part of a $40 million Government upgrade to the track.

Luxury rail service for Picton-Christchurch route part of $40 million upgrade

The news was announced by the Prime Minister, who was among the first to ride the newly re-opened line.

02:15
A petition has been launched in Nelson seeking the same rights as other victims of violence.

'This is the last straw' - Victims of offenders deemed insane call for law change

A petition launched in Nelson today seeks the same rights as other victims of violence.

Fish on ice (file picture).

Changing climate results in challenging year for seafood company Sanford

The overall mussel harvest volume declined by 15.1 per cent.

00:42

Closure of Kiwibank branch near Nelson a 'kick in the guts' for community

The bank announced it is withdrawing services from Stoke, a suburb in Nelson, that it shares with NZ Post.

01:46

Century-old Nelson waterfront venue damaged by storm set to reopen

The Boathouse was badly damaged by ex-cyclone Fehi in February.

01:34
It's part of research in Nelson where thousands of king salmon are being carefully monitored by scientists.

Salmon producers hope to curb environmental impact by changing how fish are fed

Thousands of king salmon are being carefully monitored by scientists in Nelson.

01:34
Nelson’s airport is the fifth busiest in the country, with numbers rapidly increasing since the old terminal opened in 1974.

'It's the fifth busiest airport in NZ' - take a look inside Nelson’s new $30 million terminal

The new terminal is expected to cater for growth projections out to 2035.

01:43
Jess Finnigan says waiting lists are growing for vulnerable young New Zealanders who need help.

Christchurch mum walking 300km to Beehive over child and adolescent mental health services

Jess Finnigan is making the journey to demand urgent action over growing waiting lists.

01:45
The rates of pet ownership are falling due to increasing time commitments and falling home ownership.

New pet sharing service puts people and animals together

Since launching earlier this year, more than 300 people have signed up to the Share My Pet website.

01:52
New evidence questioning how the Christchurch woman was thought to have died has been handed to the Chief Coroner.

'There are questions that need to be answered' – calls grow to reopen Libby McKay case

Her boyfriend told police Libby had fallen from his car. But for Libby's mother, serious questions need answering.

A Nelson fishing vessel that caught fire

Emergency services respond to Nelson boat fire

A fishing vessel docked at Dogleg Wharf caught fire early this morning.

01:53
Ngaire Lane, 92, is getting ready to watch her granddaughter compete at the Youth Olympics.

Granddaughter following in sporting footsteps of New Zealand's oldest living Olympian

Ngaire Galloway is getting ready to watch 17-year-old Gina Galloway compete at the Youth Olympics.

01:44
They’ve been seen swimming up a town culvert near Nelson to see if conservation efforts are working

Fluorescent whitebait unleashed near Nelson in native fish conservation effort

Nearly 75 per cent of NZ freshwater fish species are in decline.

02:36
The city's main street was packed with proud locals and thousands of visitors yesterday.

Nelson locals buzz with rugby fever as All Blacks play first ever Test at Trafalgar Park

The city's main street was packed with proud locals and thousands of visitors yesterday.

00:20
Tasman councillors voted in favour of an offer of additional funding put forward by supporters of the scheme.

Controversial Waimea Dam project resurrected by Tasman District Council

This afternoon, that decision was overturned with a vote 9-5.

01:51
It’s raised concerns that major decisions on big projects shouldn’t be left up to local councils.

'Broken local government system' blamed for scrapping of Tasman dam project

After 17 years, the $102 million project was ditched yesterday.

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