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UPDATE: Fatal Stabbing, Moerewa

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 7:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Police continue to make enquiries following the death of 18-year-old Krillan Brown in Moerewa overnight. A man, also aged 18, has today been arrested and charged with Male Assaults Female. He is due to appear in Kaikohe District Court tomorrow, Monday ... More >>

Kapiti Coast District Council Organisational Review

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 5:09 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Councillors have finalised the dates and process for reviewing the Organisational Review by Martin Jenkins. The report was commissioned in 2019 and was due to be submitted to council in May. Due to COVID-19, the report was delayed to ensure council focused ... More >>

Body Found In Hunua

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 5:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are making inquiries following the body of a female being found by a member of the public near Falls Road in Hunua around 3pm yesterday. Although the formal identification process is still underway, Police believe it is the body of missing ... More >>

UPDATE: Serious Crash, Waiouru - Central

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 4:58 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 1 north of Waiouru. The crash, involving a car and a truck, occurred about 3.45pm. There were no other reported injuries. Police ask motorists to avoid the area if possible as the road remains ... More >>

Serious Crash, Waiouru - Central

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 4:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 1 north of Waiouru. The two-vehicle crash occurred about 3.45pm. The road is blocked and motorists are asked to avoid the area, if possible. More >>

Vehicle In Farm Pond, Raetihi

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 4:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Three people have died after being trapped in a submerged vehicle near Raetihi today. Emergency services responded just after 11am today, after being notified that a vehicle had entered a farm pond at a rural property. Tragically the three people were deceased ... More >>

Update: Vehicle In Farm Pond, Raetihi

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm three people are believed to have been in a vehicle when it entered a farm pond near Raetihi today. Emergency services were called to the incident at a rural property just after 11am. Further updates will be issued as more ... More >>

Report Of Vehicle Submerged In Water - Raetihi

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 11:39 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a report of a vehicle submerged in a farm pond near Raetihi. Police were alerted to the incident just after 11am. At this stage no further information is available, however we will issue updates as more information ... More >>

Bridge Closed Following Crash - Canterbury

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 11:09 am | New Zealand Police

The Old Waimakariri Bridge on Main North Road is closed after a crash earlier this morning. A vehicle crashed through the bridge railings and into a creek at 5.45am. Fortunately the driver of the vehicle, the sole occupant, was reported to be uninjured. ... More >>

Fatal Stabbing, Moerewa

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 11:08 am | New Zealand Police

Northland Police have launched a homicide inquiry after a man was fatally stabbed in Moerewa overnight. Police and ambulance were called to a Snowdon Ave address around 12:20am where 18-year-old local man Krillan Koni Brown was found unresponsive. Despite ... More >>

Serious Crash - Canterbury

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 11:04 am | New Zealand Police

Tunnel Road in Christchurch is closed following a crash this morning. The single vehicle crash occurred at 7.45am, between the Scruttons Road on-ramp and the Bridle Path Road on-ramp. The sole occupant of the car was seriously injured and has been ... More >>

Road Closed, Coromandel - Bay Of Plenty

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 11:00 am | New Zealand Police

One person is in a serious condition after a crash in Coromandel. Emergency services were advised around 6:40am that a car had rolled on The 309 Road at Preece Point, south of Coromandel township. A helicopter has been called and the Serious Crash ... More >>

Watercare: Daily Drought Status Update

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 10:59 am | Watercare

Rainfall:   Yesterday Rainfall since the start of the drought Hūnua Ranges 0.5mm Since the start of the drought in November 2019, we have received less than half the normal rainfall. Waitākere Ranges 4.5mm How full the dams are: (in total) ... More >>

Campaign Launched To Stop Auckland Council’s Handling Of Rates Consultation

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 8:05 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has launched a major campaign to give a voice to the hundreds of thousands of Aucklanders who oppose Auckland Council’s proposed rate hike options. Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, “In Auckland ... More >>

Fatal Crash, Canterbury - Canterbury

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 7:55 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 75 (Christchurch Akaroa Road) overnight. The single car crash occurred at 12.20am, between Robinsons Bay and Takamatua Bay. The driver was the sole occupant of the car. Road closures have been in place ... More >>

Masks A Gift From Hastings’ Friends In China

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 7:51 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following the serious two-vehicle crash earlier on White Pine Bush Road (SH2), near Whakatane. The road remains closed and the Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene. Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash will continue. More >>

Woman Charged After Harbour Bridge Incident

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 7:49 am | New Zealand Police

A woman has been charged after a video was brought to Police's attention in which she was seen dancing on Auckland's Harbour Bridge. Police were made aware of the video on Friday 5 June, and immediately carried out enquiries into the incident, ... More >>

Serious Crash, SH2, Near Whakatane - Bay Of Plenty

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 6:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are attending a serious two-vehicle crash on White Pine Bush Road (SH2), near Whakatane. Police were called about 6.20pm. The road is closed between Downard Road and Station Road East, with diversions in place. Motorists should avoid ... More >>

Crash, SH1, Ohingaiti - Central

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 6:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash involving a car and a motorbike on SH1, Ohingaiti. Police were called about 5.40pm. Initial indications are one person has been injured. Traffic management will be in place while staff work at the scene. ... More >>

CEAC - Kiwi Rail Claimed In 2011 Gisborne “At Risk Rail Line Can’t Cope”.

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 6:08 pm | Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre Gisborne rail had increased freight demand by 21st December 2011 forcing the East Coast Kiwi Rail Manager to advise the committee at HB Regional Council Land Transport that “Gisborne rail at risk of closure can’t ... More >>

Pedestrian Dies Following Crash

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Police

A pedestrian struck by a car in Hamilton on Tuesday 2 June has died. The 82-year-old man was struck by the car on Ulster Street at around 11.40am that day. He suffered critical injuries and was transported to Waikato Hospital. Sadly he passed away in ... More >>

Update: Homicide Investigation, Hamilton

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police investigating the death of a man in the suburb of Bader last night are seeking help from the public. Detective Senior Sergeant William Loughrin says a scene examination is continuing at the Slim Street property today and is likely ... More >>

Watercare Drought Update: Saturday 6 June

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 10:39 am | Watercare

Rainfall:   Yesterday Rainfall since the start of the drought Hūnua Ranges 3mm Since the start of the drought in November 2019, we have received less than half the normal rainfall. Waitākere Ranges 2.5mm In May, the total volume of rain that ... More >>

Homicide Investigation Launched - Hamilton

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 7:47 am | New Zealand Police

A homicide investigation is underway after a man died at a residential address in Bader, Hamilton today. Police were called to the Slim Street address at around 5.50pm following reports of an assault. The man sustained critical injuries and later died ... More >>

Region Launches Comprehensive Recovery Plan For The Future

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 7:45 am | Gisborne District Council

An action plan to guide the region’s post-COVID-19 recovery, Rau Tipu Rau Ora, was launched by Mayor Rehette Stoltz today. Mayor Stoltz is co-chair of the regional forum that oversaw the plan’s development, which includes chairs of the local iwi ... More >>

Urgent Night Works Near Pukerito At Kaipara Flats Road, Goatley Road - 7-10 June 2020

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 7:42 am | NX2

Heavy rain has resulted in road surface damage on State Highway 1 at the Kaipara Flats Road, Goatley Road intersection north of Warkworth. The Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Warkworth Motorway Project will be carrying out urgent repairs and line marking ... More >>

Forestry Operators Fined For Damaging A Stream And Discharging Sediment

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 7:39 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Slash left in in stream after harvesting. Farman Turkington Forestry Ltd, AM Forest Harvesting Ltd and the company directors (Guy Farman, Michael Johnstone and Anthony Johnstone) have all been convicted and fined for damaging a tributary of the Taueru ... More >>

UPDATE: Serious Crash On Mountain Road In Midhirst, Taranaki - Central

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 7:32 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm one person has died following a serious crash in Midhirst, Taranaki this evening. The single-vehicle crash happened around 4.50pm on Mountain Road. The southbound lane is still closed and diversions remain in place. More >>

Museum Seeks Public Input Into $195 Million Proposed Redevelopment Plans

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 7:30 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum, a much-loved Canterbury taonga (treasure) and the most-visited tourist attraction in Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island), is seeking public input into proposed redevelopment plans that are critical to its ability to remain open. ... More >>

Council To Consider COVID-19 Response Budget

Friday, 5 June 2020, 5:38 pm | Hamilton City Council

Staff at Hamilton City Council are recommending Council maintain a 3.8% average annual rate increase – but only on the basis of deferring millions of dollars in capital projects and making major savings to cope with the impact of COVID-19. Councillors ... More >>

Serious Crash On Mountain Road In Midhirst, Taranaki - Central

Friday, 5 June 2020, 5:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Mountain Road in Midhirst, Taranaki. The single-vehicle crash was reported around 4.50pm. Initial reports indicate one person has sustained serious injuries. The southbound lane is closed and diversions ... More >>

Subsidised Internet Reduces “Digital Divide”

Friday, 5 June 2020, 5:13 pm | Hurunui District Council

Subsidised internet, in the form of a programme called Skinny Jump, is now cheaper and more widely available to those who may struggle getting online The Spark Foundation and Skinny have announced reduced rates for using Skinny Jump modems, their popular ... More >>

Revised Concept Plan For The Whangamata Boardwalk Extension Project Out Now

Friday, 5 June 2020, 5:02 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

A revised concept plan for the proposed Whangamata boardwalk extension project is out now. The proposed plan is: To progress with a boardwalk along The Esplanade only. The dunes section of the proposed boardwalk and eventual connection to Hunt Road ... More >>

Library And Council Customer Services To Reopen On Monday

Friday, 5 June 2020, 4:48 pm | Gisborne District Council

Gisborne readers will be delighted to learn that the HB Willliams Memorial Library will open for longer hours from Monday. In addition, Council will resume pre-lockdown hours at Customer Services, with counter service open to the public from 9am-5pm ... More >>

The Effect Of Lockdown On Landlords And Tenants

Friday, 5 June 2020, 4:42 pm | NZPIF

“Landlords provide a service by making homes available for other people to live in. This service costs money and landlords are everyday people who like many others are facing financial difficulties because of Covid-19”, said Sharon Cullwick, Executive ... More >>

Lower Hutt Community Resilience Fund Grants Over $20,000 To Local Community Groups

Friday, 5 June 2020, 4:37 pm | Hutt City Council

The Hutt City Council’s Community Resilience Fund has granted over $20,000 towards community initiatives since being established in April. The $100,000 Fund was set up to support community resilience during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 stage and ensuing ... More >>

Wellington On Right Track To Be A Zero Carbon Capital

Friday, 5 June 2020, 3:52 pm | Wellington City Council

The Capital’s emissions were down 7% between 2001 and 2019, and on target to reach the goal of dropping to 10% next year, according to a recently released report commissioned by Wellington City Council. As part of the Te Atakura - First to Zero programme, ... More >>

Porirua’s Covid-19 Helpline Transition Will Go Live Today

Friday, 5 June 2020, 3:40 pm | Porirua City Council

During the Covid-19 lockdown period Porirua residents who were struggling and on their own could call an emergency helpline to get assistance from the Porirua City Council. This helpline will no longer be available from 5pm today (Friday, 5 June), ... More >>

Kia Kaha Community Hub Expanding Services From Next Week

Friday, 5 June 2020, 2:52 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Kia Kaha Queenstown Lakes Community Hub ‘pop up’ established by the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is adding further sessions and services next week after it opened yesterday (Thursday 4 June) to huge demand. From 2.00pm today, Friday 5 ... More >>

Pandemic Pathway To Police Career – Graduation Of 57 New Constables

Friday, 5 June 2020, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Fifty-seven new cops completed their training at the Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC) on Thursday 4 June, navigating an unusual pathway to their graduation. Their 16-week course became 18 weeks, interrupted by COVID-19 alert level 4 and 3 restrictions ... More >>

St Johns Homicide: Police Recover Vehicle Of Interest

Friday, 5 June 2020, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Police conducting a homicide investigation into the death of Clifford Umuhuri on 1 June have located a vehicle of interest in the case. Detective Inspector Lloyd Schmid says Police have now recovered a silver Nissan Skyline vehicle from an area ... More >>

Marine Biotoxin In Shellfish Collected Between Sumner Head And East Head At Okain’s Bay

Friday, 5 June 2020, 1:44 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from between Sumner Head and East Head at Okains Bay on Banks Peninsula, including Lyttelton Harbour. ... More >>

New Trains On The Tracks

Friday, 5 June 2020, 1:30 pm | Auckland Transport

The first two of Auckland’s new trains are now up and running. Trains AM 810 and AM 836 have been rolled out on the Onehunga Line. Thirteen more trains are on order from Spain, all 15 new trains are built by the same company which built the original ... More >>

Final Call For Feedback On Waikawa Bay Foreshore Plan

Friday, 5 June 2020, 1:28 pm | Marlborough District Council

Now’s your chance to share your thoughts and suggestions on the development of the first ever management plan for Waikawa Bay Foreshore Reserve, before the submission period closes on Friday 12 June. Marlborough Sounds Ward Councillor, David Oddie, ... More >>

Long-awaited Medallion Drive Link Project Starts

Friday, 5 June 2020, 12:48 pm | Auckland Transport

Albany residents will soon have a safer crossing and improved travel times as construction of the Medallion Drive link road started this week. The new $10 million link road will relieve congestion and improve safety in the area, which has recently seen hundreds ... More >>

UPDATE: Serious Crash, Greytown - Wellington

Friday, 5 June 2020, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Two people have been flown to hospital following a serious crash in Greytown this morning. The two-vehicle collision occurred on Main Street about 11am. A third person was treated at the scene. Diversions remain in place while a scene examination is ... More >>

Input Sought On Nawton Skatepark And Playground Project

Friday, 5 June 2020, 12:08 pm | Hamilton City Council

  Hamilton City Council is inviting community feedback on a planned upgrade to the skatepark and playground at Nawton’s Elliot Park. The project is part of the Council’s playground renewals programme. Playground renewals focus on making ... More >>

Serious Crash, Greytown - Wellington

Friday, 5 June 2020, 11:36 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash in Greytown, Wairarapa. The two-vehicle collision occurred on Main Street about 11am. Initial indications are that two people have been injured. The road is closed and diversions are in place. More >>

Police Launch Homicide Investigation In Northcote

Friday, 5 June 2020, 11:10 am | New Zealand Police

A homicide investigation has been launched by Waitematā Police following a serious assault in Northcote on Thursday night. Detective Inspector Aaron Proctor, Waitematā CIB, says Police were called to the Akoranga Drive address at around 5.30pm following ... More >>

Community Funds More Than 19,000 Plants For Waiwhakareke

Friday, 5 June 2020, 10:58 am | Hamilton City Council

Volunteers and Hamilton City Council staff will be busy wielding their spades this winter with more than 19,000 community-funded natives to be planted at Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park. Tui 2000 Inc., a Hamilton community group formed in 1989 to ... More >>

Police Investigating Serious Crash In Mangere

Friday, 5 June 2020, 10:56 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a serious crash on Massey Road, Mangere late yesterday evening. At around 11.10pm, a Police vehicle came across a crash involving two vehicles. One person was transported to Middlemore hospital in a critical condition. Four other ... More >>

Ōākura Rezoning Recommendation Adopted

Friday, 5 June 2020, 10:47 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s Mayor and Councillors have voted to adopt an Independent Commissioner’s recommendation not to allow nearly 60 hectares of land in Ōākura to be rezoned. The application was to change what the 58 hectares of land is allocated for in the ... More >>

University Community Steps Up For National Volunteer Week

Friday, 5 June 2020, 10:35 am | University of Auckland

From knitting in Gisborne to cooking in Canterbury and helping seniors in Wellington, the University of Auckland is once again getting behind National Volunteer Week, 21-27 June 2020. This year’s focus will be on virtual volunteering, helping in ... More >>

Firearm And Drugs Restrained Following Hutt Valley Search Warrants

Friday, 5 June 2020, 10:21 am | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police restrained a firearm and drugs after two search warrants were conducted in Lower Hutt yesterday. One was at a residential address in Wainuiomata, the other at a commercial address in Hutt Park Road. Three men were arrested and ... More >>

Watercare Drought Update: Friday 5 June

Friday, 5 June 2020, 10:18 am | Watercare

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Rainfall since the start of the drought Hūnua Ranges 4.5mm 95.5mm Since the start of the drought in November 2019, we have received less than half the normal rainfall. Waitākere Ranges 9.5mm 47.5mm In May, ... More >>

New Wetland And Improved Pipe System To Reduce Flooding In Porirua

Friday, 5 June 2020, 9:58 am | Porirua City Council

Work to increase the resilience and capacity of the stormwater network and create a new wetland to improve drainage and the quality of stormwater running into Porirua Harbour is under way in Porirua. "This first phase of work will improve the ... More >>

Eradication Of The Mosquito Culex Sitiens From New Zealand

Friday, 5 June 2020, 9:50 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A small population of an exotic mosquito species detected near Kaipara harbour has been successfully eradicated. Larvae of the Culex sitiens mosquito were found in March 2018 in the Kawau Parua Inlet during regular surveillance as part of Biosecurity ... More >>

Six Week Extension For TANK Plan Consult

Friday, 5 June 2020, 9:12 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Regional Council’s plan for the long-term health of the Heretaunga Plains waterways will now stay open for public consultation until Friday 14 August. Known as the TANK Plan, it deals with the Tūtaekurī, Ahuriri, Ngaruroro and Karamū catchments. ... More >>

Police Investigate Stabbing Incident In Central Auckland

Friday, 5 June 2020, 9:08 am | New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong, Auckland City Crime Squad Manager: Police are investigating a stabbing incident at a central city car park on Anzac Avenue in the early hours of Friday morning. Police were called to the location at around ... More >>

Crash, SH3, Otorohanga - Waikato

Friday, 5 June 2020, 7:50 am | New Zealand Police

Police are at the scene of a crash on SH3, Otorohanga, where a truck's trailer has rolled. The crash was reported about 6.05am. There have been no reports of any injuries. The road is expected to remain closed until the vehicle can be moved, which may take ... More >>





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