It has some of the lowest immunisation rates in the South Island, but the West Coast is now only 1500 shots shy of achieving ninety percent fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
In mid October, just over 50 percent of Coasters were fully vaccinated, but four-wheel-drive mobile clinics rolled out two months ago have helped to rapidly boost rates.
Samantha Gee reports.
A Chicken burger without the chook & mince minus the meat. That's just a couple of the plant-based meat alternatives the government's backing by loaning Kāpiti company Sustainable Foods more than $1.2 million of government funding.
The money's from the $200 million Regional Strategic...
In Tauranga, bus drivers and patrons are being terrorised by passengers brandishing tasers and knives and hurling racial abuse.
And the shocking reality is that the perpetrators are young teens, under 14 years of age.
Now the regional council has cracked down on free student fares, in a bid to...
A Wellington park that's turned into a trouble spot is getting a makeover - in a bid to improve safety and stomp out anti-social behaviour.