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Auckland rescue helicopter nearly crashes into drone

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter had a near-miss with a drone while flying to a serious crash in Northland on the weekend. Pilot James Taylor said they were flying at a height of 400m over Takapuna on Sunday evening, when they saw the drone flash past. It...... Read More

Tauranga police seek wanted Bay of Plenty woman

Tauranga Police is seeking for help from the public to locate Harata Kiwi who is wanted for arrest after failing to appear at the Tauranga District Court. In a statement police says Harata had been scheduled to appear in court on May 28, facing a number...... Read More

Alleged stolen car lands three teens in court

Three female teenagers are set to appear in Tauranga Youth Court today after allegedly crashing a stolen car on Cameron Road in the early hours of this morning. Police have confirmed that the three teens were picked up by a man in Greerton at around...... Read More

Meatstock Auckland is back, bigger and meatier

Celebrating its third year, the sellout success story Meatstock festival is returning to Auckland for another meat extravaganza on February 16-17, with tasty tickets on sale today at Meatstock will be hosting some of the meatiest...... Read More

Ohope Beach named NZ’s most loved

Ohope Beach has once again been named as New Zealand’s most loved beach in the AA’s new 101 Must-Do’s This Summer list, which showcases the country’s hidden gems and local favourites.   Tourism Bay of Plenty CEO Kristin...... Read More

Watch your following distance

Drivers are being reminded to watch their following distance on the Northern Motorway in Christchurch. Over the past few weeks North Canterbury Police has issued 20 infringement notices to drivers who are following too closely. The minimum legal...... Read More

Arrest following firearms incident

A 27-year-old man has been charged with firearms offences following an incident at Totara Flat, West Coast yesterday afternoon. Police were called to a family harm matter where is was reported that a man was armed and discharging a weapon. A police...... Read More

Bees swarming across the Bay of Plenty

Residents around the Bay of Plenty have reported bee swarms around various parts of the region. Apiculture New Zealand says swarming season across New Zealand can begin as early as August and run through until January. Swarms are the act of colony...... Read More

New Zealanders called on to save Tokelau language

New Zealand's Minister of Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, is calling on people to become champions of the Tokeauan language. This week is Tokelauan Language Week, Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau, the last of the seven Pacific language weeks held...... Read More

Two houses damaged in Christchurch blaze

Two houses have suffered extensive damage following a fire in the Christchurch suburb of Halswell. Fire and Emergency were called to the scene on Alvaston Drive at just after four this afternoon. It said the fire spread from one house to the other and...... Read More