National

Diversions in place following serious crash in Northland

State Highway 1 is closed at Moerewa following a serious two car crash at approximately 7:30pm. One person is in a critical condition and is being flown to Auckland. Two other people have serious injuries and two have moderate injuries.  The Serious...... Read More

Man dies of meningococcal at youth camp

Health officials have been sent to a youth camp on Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf, after a young man attending the camp died of meningococcal disease. There are 190 people attending the camp for St John Youth but only a few are considered to be...... Read More

Dying man in Whangārei: ’We couldn’t move him’

The manager of a Whangārei accommodation park was woken early this morning by a man covered in blood and asking for help. The man died at the scene shortly afterwards, and a homicide investigation has been launched. Otaika Accommodation Park manager...... Read More

Toddler drowns in Hawke’s Bay pool

Police and emergency services were called to the scene of a reported drowning in Waipukurau just before 3pm today. A young child, aged two-years-old is reported to have drowned in a residential swimming pool. Victim Support is offering the family assistance...... Read More

Fatal crash Great South Road, Wiri

Police are at the scene of a fatal crash on Great South Road, Wiri, Auckland. Emergency services were called to the three car crash between Kerrs and Browns Roads at around 4:10pm. "One person had died at the scene and at least one other person...... Read More

Death of Jamal Khashoggi – Winston Peters

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Minister Trade and Export Growth David Parker say the New Zealand government continues to condemn in the strongest possible terms the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives. The death of...... Read More

Shark attack survivor faces more surgery

The Whangarei surfer who survived a great white shark bite faces a second round of surgery on Sunday to determine the damage to his arm. Andrew "Nugget" Brough, 25, was attacked by the shark around 6pm on Friday at Baylys Beach near Dargaville. Andrew...... Read More

Women dominate shearing show

Some sort of shearing history is thought to have been made today in women’s domination of the lower grades at the Northern A and P Show shearing championships in Rangiora. Women were first and second in the Junior final, with particular significance...... Read More

A shiny Mitsubishi found in Lower Hutt stream

Spring ducklings, swans and a shiny red Mitsubishi Lancer are under the willow trees in a Lower Hutt stream. Police are seeking the registered owner of the car, which was discovered by nearby residents to be partly submerged in the Waiwhetu Stream...... Read More