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UPDATE: Incident on Tyne Street, Invercargill

Invercargill Police are still responding to an incident at The Haven, Invercargill but cordons have now been taken down. Emergency services were initially called at approximately 2:15pm to a report of a strong chemical smell. As a precautionary measure,...... Read More

Focus on stopping meth supply in Thames

Thames Police are warning anyone considering supplying drugs in the community to expect to be prosecuted and face a lengthy prison term. Roman Cossey, a 31-year-old local man, was sentenced on Tuesday to seven years imprisonment for a number of methamphetamine...... Read More

Using social media to help save women’s lives

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new website and social media campaign will help encourage women to have regular cervical smear tests and mammograms. “The Time to Screen campaign encourages and supports women to participate in screening...... Read More

Fatal crash in Warkworth

Police are in attendance at a serious crash on Matakana Road, Warkworth. One person has died at the scene. "The road is completely blocked in both directions and cordons are in place," says police. "The Serious Crash Unit are attending...... Read More

Search for missing woman continues

Police are continuing to appeal for sightings of 41-year-old Tamzyn Whitehead, who has not been in touch with her family since Monday. The last confirmed sighting of her was at the Waikanae shopping centre, on Wellington's Kapiti Coast, on July...... Read More

Man dead after suspected fall from building

Police are in attendance at a sudden death in Smales Farm on the North Shore where a person is believed to have fallen from a building. "Police are working to establish the cause of death and at this early stage there do not appear to be any suspicious...... Read More

Cordons in place, people advised to pick up kids

Police and fire services are responding to an incident on Tyne Street, Invercargill where cordons are in place. A Tyne Street motel has been cleared and nearby residences are being evacuated as a precaution. "Parents and guardians are able to...... Read More

Fishing company to pay $122,252 

A Japanese fishing company must pay $122,252 for breaching employment law while in New Zealand’s exclusive economic zone, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation. Ikeda Suisan Company Limited was penalised $40,000 by the Employment Relations...... Read More

Geographical areas can now be registered

Wine and spirit producers are now able to register geographical indications, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says. “The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006 came into force today, allowing wine...... Read More

Pair accused of supplying meth

A 55-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman are facing charges of conspiracy to supply methamphetamine following search warrants executed in Taranaki this morning. The warrants were carried out as part of an operation that has been running...... Read More