Mystery monolith pops up at South Island adventure park

The latest addition to a Christchurch park has left people scratching their heads. The global “mystery monolith” trend has reached New Zealand, with one of the geometric sculptures spotted at the Christchurch Adventure Park in the Port Hills. The adventure

SH1 south of Whangārei blocked after serious crash

State Highway One south of Whangārei is blocked after a serious crash this morning. Emergency services have been in attendance at a serious crash on State Highway 1, just south of Brynderwyn and the SH12 intersection, involving a car and

Flooding possible for North and South Island later this week

Heavy rain forecast for central New Zealand later this week could result in flooding in parts of both the North and South Islands. Forecaster WeatherWatch.co.nz is warning places such as inland parts of the North Island, around inland Bay of

South Korea ‘on brink of nationwide outbreak’

South Korea, a country held up as a model for its response to Covid-19, is on the brink of a new nationwide outbreak, according to officials. The latest outbreak of coronavirus cases centred around a right-wing Presbyterian church has spread

South Africa virus toll could be ‘far higher’

South African researchers say the number of deaths from coronavirus could be far higher than the official toll. The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) report says excess natural deaths rose by 17,000, a 59% increase compared to past years.