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Person of interest identified after 1080 threats

Police have spoken to the person they believe is responsible for making threats to use 1080 poison in public places, including Freyberg Pool, in Palmerston North on Friday 17 August. Police executed a search warrant on a property near Palmerston North...... Read More

Govt to freeze MP salaries

The Government is freezing MP salaries and allowances for a year while developing a fairer formula for future pay increases. The Remuneration Authority is due to make a decision on MP pay shortly. “Today Cabinet agreed to freeze MP Pay till...... Read More

Dominating low pressure brings severe weather

A large area of low pressure currently affecting the country is forecast to linger, with periods of heavy rain and strong winds set to affect some areas right through until Thursday. “The unsettled weather today will last into tomorrow with heavy...... Read More

Towns seek to break away from Horowhenua District Council

A small rebellion is brewing in two northern Horowhenua settlements. Residents in Tokomaru and Opiki have started a petition and are holding community meetings to break away from their district council based in Levin, and join the city council in Palmerston...... Read More

Concrete solutions to Auckland’s building waste

More than $3 million of funding will help divert 40,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste from landfills in Auckland every year. Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today announced a Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) grant of $3.1 million...... Read More

Helu and Ferguson produce a thrilling fight

New Zealand’s Panuve Helu may not have got the result he was seeking on Saturday night but his impressive performance provided further proof that the 23-year-old Tongan born fighter has the skillset to compete and succeed in the international...... Read More

Body of missing man found at Takaka Hill

Police have recovered the body of a man who has been missing since August 6. At around 10am on Sunday, police responded to a report of a body found by a private citizen in the Takaka Hill area. The body was recovered by Land Search and Rescue and...... Read More

Council settles with a Bella Vista homeowner

Tauranga City Council and the owner of 299A Lakes Boulevard have reached a settlement by negotiation. In a statement released this afternoon, Council has agreed to take ownership of the property in exchange for paying the owner all wasted expenditure. “The...... Read More

Man killed in SH2 crash named

Police can now release the name of the man killed in a crash on State Highway 2, near Whakamarama. Auckland man Kevin Adrian Hamill died in a two car crash on Sunday morning. The 61-year-old was the only person in his vehicle at the time of the crash. Another...... Read More

Commissioner details allocation of 1800 police

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has today confirmed further details around the allocation of the 1800 additional officers, following a $298.8 million increase for Police in Budget 2018. “Our organisation aspires for New Zealand to be the world’s...... Read More