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Death of woman found unresponsive in swimming pool

Monday, 16 January 2017, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Police

The woman who was found unresponsive in a swimming pool at a North Shore property last week has passed away. More >>

Overflow parking at Warren Park reserve to close

Monday, 16 January 2017, 4:52 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

This extra parking was put in by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to help alleviate parking shortages over the busy Christmas/New Year peak period. More >>

34 water bans as Hawke’s Bay dries out

Monday, 16 January 2017, 4:51 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

As the region continues to dry out, the Regional Council is currently managing 34 water bans on irrigation takes across the region. More >>

Police appeal for sightings of missing woman

Monday, 16 January 2017, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating Shelly Crooks, who has been missing since the 22 December 2016. More >>

Statement from family of Jacob Pakura

Monday, 16 January 2017, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to investigate the fatal hit and run in Rua Road, Glen Eden, on Saturday night. More >>

Appeal for missing taonga

Monday, 16 January 2017, 3:10 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Te Tatau o Te Arawa and Rotorua Lakes Council are making a joint plea for the return of a short handled club or patu parāoa, which symbolises the partnership between Te Arawa and the council, missing from the Council Chamber. More >>

Water restrictions update #11

Monday, 16 January 2017, 2:06 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Tairua, Pauanui, Hahei and Whangamata: Sprinkler ban only. Hand-held hoses may be used at any time. More >>

First post-earthquake train runs from Blenheim

Monday, 16 January 2017, 12:55 pm | KiwiRail

The first freight train to leave the Blenheim Freight Hub heading south has successfully completed its journey to Lake Grassmere this morning, opening the way for commercial goods to run again on this section of the South Island’s Main North Line following ... More >>

Investigation into Tirau fatal ongoing

Monday, 16 January 2017, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Police

The Police Serious Crash Unit is investigating the fatal crash north of Tirau which occurred yesterday afternoon. More >>

Tasman Police locate missing US tourist

Monday, 16 January 2017, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Tasman Police would like to thank the maritime community for assisting us with locating the 36-year-old US tourist, reported missing over the weekend. More >>

Bala Tkkisetty's column for January 2017

Monday, 16 January 2017, 11:42 am | Bala Tikkisetty Waikato Regional Council

Intensive farming practices can discharge significant amounts of contaminants, notably nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment and pathogens into our waterways. More >>

Wellington Zoo’s walk-through Kea experience

Monday, 16 January 2017, 11:38 am | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo’s latest experience, our walk-through Kea habitat, is set to open to visitors this weekend, with special themed talks and activities planned for the occasion. The walk-through Kea Aviary is the last chapter in Meet the Locals He Tuku ... More >>

Suspicious fires in Wither Hills and Taylor River

Monday, 16 January 2017, 11:29 am | New Zealand Police

Police are grateful for the help of locals in Blenheim and continue to seek their assistance to find the person or persons responsible for the fires in this area. Residents in the Witherlea area are asked to contact Police immediately if they observe ... More >>

Update - Hit and Run investigation

Monday, 16 January 2017, 11:19 am | New Zealand Police

Enquiries continue this morning into a hit and run which killed a 16 year-old boy, late on Saturday night. More >>

Britomart Station entrances changing

Monday, 16 January 2017, 11:05 am | Auckland Transport

Tomorrow (Tuesday 17 January 2017) train passengers will find the Queen Street entrances for the Britomart Station closed and a new entrance open around the corner in Commerce Street. More >>

Family of hut fire victim travel to NZ to visit site

Monday, 16 January 2017, 11:00 am | New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police have helped a grieving Japanese family to visit the Te Urewera site where their relative died in a fire nine years ago. More >>

Small changes to bus, train and ferry fares

Monday, 16 January 2017, 10:14 am | Auckland Transport

Bus, train and ferry fares will be changing from 29 January 2017. Auckland Transport is required to review fares annually to ensure they keep pace with operating costs and a portion of cost recovery from fares. More >>

Fun on the farm at Battle Hill

Monday, 16 January 2017, 8:57 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Fun on the farm will be the order of the day on 21 January at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park near Pauatahanui as the regional community is invited into the park to find out what farming is all about. More >>

Glenbrook Vintage Railway's Diana’ pulls her last trains

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 8:20 pm | Glenbrook Vintage Railway Charitable Trust Board

The Glenbrook Vintage Railway (GVR), running between Glenbrook and Waiuku south of Auckland, will mark the end of an era on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 January when its most famous steam locomotive Ja 1250 ‘Diana’ pulls her last trains for four years. More >>

Emergency services respond to crash on SH 1, Warkworth

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 8:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a crash on State Highway 1 in Warkworth, at the south end of the Pohuehue Viaduct bridge. The crash involved a single vehicle. The sole occupant of the vehicle appears to have been thrown from the car but is ... More >>

State Highway 1 near Tirau reopens

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 8:16 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway 1 between State Highway 27 and State Highway 29 has reopened, following a fatal crash there earlier today. More >>

Auckland Police investigate assault and robbery

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 7:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Auckland Police are investigating the assault and robbery of a 34-year-old man in Epsom this morning. Police were called to a motel in Epsom just after 9.30am. More >>

One dead following Tirau crash

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 7:28 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 1 north of Tirau earlier this afternoon. More >>

Police attend serious crash near Tirau

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 7:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are attending a serious crash on State Highway 1, approximately 4km north of Tirau. More >>

Update - overnight death in New Lynn

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 7:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information from the public in relation to a suspected hit and run overnight. More >>

Police seek witnesses to Richmond crash

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 7:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed a crash on Gladstone Road, Richmond at around 6.30pm on Saturday 14 January. The crash, involving a white Toyota van and a white Toyota station wagon, occurred near the roundabout known as ‘3 Brothers ... More >>

Name release - Waipukarau

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 7:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are not seeking anyone else in connection with the death of two people found at a Waipukurau address yesterday. More >>

Police appeal for sightings of US tourist

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 7:24 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for sightings of Jason Michael Johns, 36, a US tourist. Mr Johns is believed to have been at the Waikawa Marina in Picton on Saturday evening. More >>

Waikanae Car Park construction to recommence early this week

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 1:21 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Work is about to recommence on the new carpark at Waikanae says Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Chair of the Sustainable Transport Committee, Barbara Donaldson. More >>

Incident at Alexandra Primary School

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Following an incident at a school holiday programme at Alexandra Primary School on Thursday 12 January, a 56-year-old Canterbury man has been arrested and charged in regard to an indecent assault on a child. More >>

MVA near National Park

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 1:16 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a bus over a bank accident near National Park. There where reported 15 patients, with approx 6 being transported to hospital. Also in attendance was the taupo Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and the ... More >>

Bus crash at Tongariro - Update 3

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Several people have been taken to Taupo Hospital following a bus crash in Tongariro Forest Park this morning. More >>

Police still investigating scene in Hawke's Bay

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Police

The scene examination at the address in Waikpukurau where two bodies were found yesterday is ongoing. More >>

Media alert - Tongariro incident 10.05am

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 12:53 pm | St John

• St John can confirm it has responded to the incident involving a bus at the intersection of SH 47 and SH 48 in Tongariro Forest Park. More >>

Media alert - Tongariro incident

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 12:52 pm | St John

St John can confirm it has responded to the incident involving a bus at the intersection of SH 47 and SH 48 in Tongariro Forest Park. More >>

Man found on road New Lynn Auckland

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Just after midnight this morning 15th January, police and ambulance were called to an incident on Rua Road, New Lynn where a man was found on the road unconscious. More >>

Bus crash at Tongariro update 2

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 12:48 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are now in attendance at a bus crash in Tongariro Forest Park which occurred around 8.10am today at the intersection of SH47 and 48. More >>

Bus crash - Tongariro Forest Park

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to reports of a bus crash in the Tongariro Forest Park on SH47 and SH48 in the Ruapehu District. More >>

Auckland AOS call out

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 11:19 pm | New Zealand Police

At 6.30pm this evening Police responded to a call that a man had been seen with a firearm near a St Johns Road address. More >>

Fire in Wither Hills, Blenheim

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are asking residents of Wither Hills, Blenheim, to prepare for possible evacuations due to a vegetation fire near the river that runs parallel to Taylor Pass Road. More >>

Missing 12-year-old girl located

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Police

North Shore Police have located the 12 year-old girl who left the home of her caregivers overnight on Tuesday/Wednesday. More >>

Two bodies found in a Waipukurau home

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have commenced an investigation into the deaths of two occupants of a residential address in Waipukurau as a result of information provided to them by family members shortly before 9am this morning. More >>

Man charged with arson in Northland

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Police

A 20-year-old Kaipara man is appearing in the Whangarei District Court today on one charge of arson. More >>

French tourist located

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Police

A French tourist in New Zealand who was reported missing by his family in France has been found safe and well. More >>

Halcombe Rd closed - Manawatu - Central

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Police

The road between Halcombe and Feilding is closed and will be for some time while the truck is removed. More >>

Collision at train crossing - Matamata - Waikato

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are attending a collision between a car and freight train in Matamata, Waikato. More >>

Jeremy Mita located

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke's Bay Police located wanted gang member, Jeremy Daniel Mita in Napier this afternoon following a short pursuit. Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard said Mr Mita had been sought by Police after breaching his bail conditions. More >>

Police appeal for sightings of French tourist

Friday, 13 January 2017, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for sightings of a French tourist who has been reported missing by his family in France. More >>

Appeal for witnesses to Edendale fatal crash

Friday, 13 January 2017, 4:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are keen to speak with anyone who may information which can help in their investigation into a fatal crash on SH1 between Moore and St Ronan’s Roads, Edendale early this morning. More >>

Potentially toxic algae confirmed in Cardrona River

Friday, 13 January 2017, 4:43 pm | Otago Regional Council

The presence of the potentially toxic algae Phormidium has been confirmed in the lower Cardrona River. This has prompted the Otago Regional Council (ORC) to warn dog owners to be vigilant when exercising their pets alongside Otago’s rivers and ... More >>

Serious crash - Northland

Friday, 13 January 2017, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 3.50pm this afternoon after a vehicle crashed into a ditch on Paparoa-Oakleigh Road. More >>

Police looking for Jayda Fifita

Friday, 13 January 2017, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Police

North Shore Police are looking for 12 year-old Jayda Fifita, who left the home of her primary carers overnight on Tuesday/Wednesday and has not been in contact with them since. More >>

Police investigating aggravated robbery of Huapai Golf Club

Friday, 13 January 2017, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Rodney Police are releasing CCTV footage of an aggravated robbery at the Huapai Golf Club in Riverheadon Wednesday night. More >>

Auckland International Cultural Festival

Friday, 13 January 2017, 1:43 pm | Auckland Council

Living in a global village means living in a world rich with culture, tradition, and culinary delights. More >>

Taranaki Police investigate service station incident

Friday, 13 January 2017, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Taranaki Police are seeking witnesses after an offender entered the Challenge Spotswood Service Station this morning and demanded money from the attendant. More >>

Rat Point Fire - investigators seeking vehicle of interest

Friday, 13 January 2017, 1:30 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Otago Rural Fire Authority (ORFA), aided by the Police, are continuing their investigation into the cause of Tuesday night’s blaze at Rat Point that cut power and road access to Glenorchy. More >>

Missing St John medical supplies bag

Friday, 13 January 2017, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Police

St John staff were called to an address in Cross Street, Papakura yesterday evening at around 8pm to treat a 13-year-old boy who was in a serious condition after he came off a bicycle. More >>

Northland dry as lack of rain continues

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:28 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland region is currently experiencing a prolonged dry period due to the low rainfall received over December 2016. The Far North and the east coast from the Bay of islands down to Mangawhai are extremely dry. More >>

Arrests made following Southland rural burglaries

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Police investigating the spate of burglaries in the rural areas outside Invercargill over the Christmas and New Year period have arrested two men aged 37 and 24 years. More >>

Major progress on massive slip blocking Awatere Valley Road

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:46 am | Marlborough District Council

Cut through has been achieved on the massive slip which has blocked the Awatere Valley Road, stranding nine farming families in the upper Awatere since the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>


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