Rotorua timber mill closure chops 71 jobs

After being laid off their jobs at the Lumbercube Mill in Rotorua last week, 71 people are only just coming to terms with the shock closure. Most are wanting answers from the mill’s owners as to why it shut so suddenly, and they’re now being forced to look for jobs to pay the bills. Hinerangi […]

Foreign tree removal by Tūpuna Maunga Authority sparks protest

A plan by Auckland’s Tupuna Maunga Authority to remove exotic trees from Mt Albert-Owairaka has sparked protest from local residents. The entity plans to remove nearly 350 trees from Mt Albert as part of its native restoration project. The locals blocked access to the summit from 6 am onwards, disrupting construction workers. The project aims […]

Nola’s Orchard up in smoke

World famous in West Auckland, Nola’s orchard supermarket went up in flames this morning. The supermarket is well loved in the community for providing fresh produce and regularly donating to those in need. Hania Douglas reports. Smoke signalling the devastation that took place here. Fire services arrived at 7 AM this morning. It wasn’t until […]