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Fatal crash on Whangarei Heads Road, Onerahi

Police have confirmed one person has died following a crash on Whangarei Heads Road, Onerahi. The single vehicle crash was reported to Police at 6.46pm. One person was also critically injured in the crash. Whangarei Heads Road remains closed while the...... Read More

Bill aiming to ban rodeo cruelty welcomed by SAFE

SAFE says a Member’s Bill, announced by Green Party MP Gareth Hughes, means some of the cruellest aspects of rodeo could be banned.  The Bill aims to ban steer wrestling, calf rope and tie, and the use of flank straps which SAFE says are...... Read More

Cyclone Oma stalls in Vanuatu waters

Tropical Cyclone Oma has stalled west of Vanuatu's biggest island of Santo. The category three storm lashed the northern islands of the country over the past 24 hours, reportedly bringing down trees and houses in the area. Although the cyclone...... Read More

New Zealand expresses condolences to India

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand has offered its condolences to the people and Government of India over a bomb attack in Jammu and Kashmir which led to a very large loss of life and heightened tensions in the region. “As...... Read More

Dead woman pulled from Wellington lagoon named

Police are still treating the death of a woman yesterday, whose body was found in Whairepo Lagoon near Frank Kitts Park, as unexplained. The deceased is 48-year old Sarah Pauline Louise Mayne of Wellington. A police spokesperson says our thoughts...... Read More

Helicopter crashes during battle against Tasman fire

A pilot has escaped with minor injuries after his helicopter crashed while he was fighting the Tasman fire this afternoon. Civil Defence said he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The crash occurred within the cordon area and Police...... Read More

A cooler end to a warm week

A cold front has moved away to the east of New Zealand today and is being followed by a ridge of high pressure, which will bring calm and settled conditions for most parts of the country into next week. “The cold air in behind the front gave...... Read More

Arrest made in relation to Hamilton assault

Waikato Police have arrested a 34-year-old man they were seeking in relation to an assault on Hendon Road in Hamilton on Saturday morning. The man was located by police at a residential address in Hamilton at around 11pm last night. A police spokesperson...... Read More

Heavy rain watch for Fiordland and Westland

Heavy rain is expected for Fiordland and southern Westland on Monday, but especially for Tuesday. A warm moist northwest flow is expected to develop over the lower South Island on Monday, delivering periods of heavy rain to southern Westland and Fiordland...... Read More

Police appeal for sightings prior to boy’s death

Police would like to hear from any members of the public who may have seen a 3-year-old boy on Salford Street, Gore, between 8.45pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday January 29.   The boy had mousy blonde hair and was wearing a high-visibility vest and shorts.    A...... Read More

Changes to how high country land is managed

Iconic high country land will be better managed under changes that Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage announced consultation on today. Tenure review is a voluntary process where Crown pastoral land can be sold to a leaseholder and areas with high...... Read More

Refund RUC charges on Nelson fires hay convoy

Road User Charges incurred by trucking companies and smaller operators transporting hay to farmers in Nelson should be refunded, says National’s South Island Regional Development spokesperson Andrew Falloon. “Over the past week many of...... Read More

Early rounds dish up mixed results

New Zealand representative Levi Stewart (Waihi Bch) dominated the top seeds during the opening rounds of the Barrett Homes Surf Open held at Papamoa Beach on Saturday. Stewart was joined by Ella Williams (WGM) in the Open Women’s Division, Williams...... Read More

Police appeal for sightings of missing woman

Police are concerned for the safety of 53-year-old Nadia Mikhaleva, (otherwise known as Nadezda Mikhaleva), of Manly, Whangaparoa, Auckland. Nadia has not been seen since Thursday 14 February.  She left her Manly home on Friday 15 February and...... Read More

Searchers find body in Maketu

Search and rescue teams looking for missing man John (Johnny) Mohi have found a body in Maketu. In a formal statement issued by New Zealand Police, it says while the formal identification of the body is still to be completed, the search and rescue...... Read More

Wellington women’s death unexplained

Police are treating the death of a woman whose body was found in Whairepo Lagoon, near Frank Kitts Park on Saturday as unexplained. Police were called to the lagoon at 10.55am. A police spokesperson says enquiries into the circumstances of the woman's...... Read More