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Golden trout worth $10,000

Somewhere in one of the Rotorua lakes, there’s a ‘golden trout’ worth $10,000 to a lucky angler.   Fish & Game staff have completed the operation to release 30 rainbow trout with specially numbered pink tags that can all win...... Read More

Genetics cause youth obesity

A new study shows that genes and the environment may be the cause for youth obesity. New evidence from New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand shows how genes and the environment may interact to promote obesity. The...... Read More

Man set on fire at Beehive

A man has reportedly set himself on fire at Parliament grounds in Wellington. Police are assisting fire and ambulance at the the parliament grounds. Ambulance are with the man currently, who's reportedly in a critical condition. ... Read More

Scrap metal thieves arrested

Two people have been arrested in relation to a burglary in the Whakati Industrial Park over the weekend. On Sunday two offenders broke into one of the premises and stole a large amount of items, including over 300kgs of scrap metal and 600 bottles...... Read More

Five people arrested for Castlepoint burglary

Five people have been arrested for burglary, following reports of suspicious behaviour from Castlepoint residents. At 3:15am today, a member of the public contacted police to report a possible burglary. The resident had seen a number of people moving...... Read More

Auckland café to pay over $30,000

The Page Corner Café that operated in Kingsland, Auckland, must pay $30,405 after a Labour Inspectorate investigation uncovered a series of breaches of two migrant workers’ basic employment rights. The Employment Relations Authority (ERA)...... Read More

Road closures in Kelston due to house fire

Police are in attendance at a house fire in Archibald Road, Kelston. The road has been partially blocked off. "As schools are about to finish for the day, Police have asked students from the following schools to make their way to Police cordons...... Read More

Weather looking good for election day

  In addition to the election on this weekend, we see the arrival of daylight saving and the spring time equinox.  For those voting on Saturday, expect largely settled conditions, with a brief ridge bringing fine weather for most of the country. ...... Read More

Woman killed in Christchurch crash named

Police are now in a position to release the name of the woman who died following a crash on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Christchurch on Monday, September 18. She was 86-year-old Eileen Margaret Pearce. "Police’s thoughts are with Mrs Pearce’s...... Read More

Man wanted on drug charges

Nelson Bays Police are seeking 35-year-old Kurt Walsh, who has multiple warrants to arrest for drug, theft and wilful damage charges. Walsh moves frequently around the district, but he is currently believed to be somewhere between the West Coast and...... Read More