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Police Swiftly Respond To Illegal Street Racing Event, Hawke’s Bay

Monday, 20 November 2023, 9:34 am | New Zealand Police

The sun was setting on a grey and misty Hawke’s Bay evening as hundreds of people were gathering for an event on Saturday night intent on conducting illegal activities on our roads. <img src="" ... More >>

Victoria Domain Closed Briefly For Snout Track Upgrade

Monday, 20 November 2023, 9:29 am | Marlborough District Council

Picton’s popular Victoria Domain will close for two days early next week – 27 and 28 November – to allow helicopter access as works to upgrade the Snout Track get underway. Council Parks and Open Spaces Officer Kiri Whiteman said Marlborough ... More >>

Update: Strathmore Death

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 9:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Attributed to Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch. Wellington Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading to the death of a 19-year-old man at a Strathmore house on Friday morning (17 November). The man had been involved in a family harm-related ... More >>

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Update - Crash, Lindis Pass

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 9:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that one person has died in a crash on the Lindis Pass this morning. The crash involving a car and a motorcyclist happened near the summit about 8:30am. The motorcyclist died at the scene, while the driver and sole occupant of the car ... More >>

Fatal Crash Matamata-Piako, Waikato

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 9:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm one person has died after a crash in the Waikato this morning. The crash occurred on Waiti Road, Tahuna, Matamata-Piako just before 2am. The scene is now clear and the road open. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating. More >>

Right To Life Requests That The New Government Address Our Catastrophic Birth Rate

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 9:16 pm | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life requests the incoming Prime Minister, Christopher Luxon to urgently address the threat to our nation of our birth rate of 1.58, the lowest in our nation’s history. Right to Life encourages the government to launch a massive campaign to ... More >>

'Kapiti Council Ignores Public Opposition To Maori Ward; Hobson’s Pledge Appeals To Incoming Government'

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 9:07 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Hobson’s Pledge is calling on the incoming Government to require all Maori wards to be confirmed by referenda, even those where Councils have recently passed a resolution imposing them. Councils all over New Zealand have rushed to beat any legislative ... More >>

Police Appeal For Sightings Of Missing Tauranga Man

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 9:06 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information regarding missing Tauranga man Harley Shrimpton. Harley, aged 28, has been reported missing by his family and there are concerns for his welfare. Harley was last seen by family members in Tauranga around two weeks ... More >>

Serious Crash, Dargaville

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Police

Two people have been critically injured in a crash in Dargaville this afternoon. Police were advised of the single vehicle crash at 2.50pm. The car is reported to have crashed into a flood gate culvert area adjacent to Colville Road. The driver ... More >>

Man Located Deceased Near Dannevirke

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were notified around 8:15pm yesterday that a man understood to be working in a forestry block near Dannevirke had not returned home. Police attended the scene and co-ordinated a search. The landowner has assisted in the search, and has located ... More >>

Update: Fatal Crash, Greymouth

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm a motorcyclist has died in a crash in Greymouth this morning. It involved the motorcyclist and another vehicle just after 10am on Omoto Road / State Highway 6. The highway remains closed just east of the Cobden Bridge and is ... More >>

Serious Crash, Pakuranga - Counties Manukau

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a two-vehicle crash on Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga reported around 1pm. One person is in a critical condition, one with serious injuries and another with moderate injuries. The eastbound lane is blocked, and traffic is being ... More >>

SH 6 Closed, Greymouth - Tasman

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Omoto Road / State Highway 6 is closed in Greymouth following a serious crash. It happened about 10:05am on the northern side of the Grey River, just east of the Cobden Bridge. The road is expected to be closed for some time. Motorists will need to divert ... More >>

Police Investigating Unexplained Historic Death Of Infant

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating the unexplained death of an infant in Dargaville. Detective Senior Sergeant Kevan Verry, of the Northland Child Protection Team, says the sudden death of the 10-month-old girl, Kween Thompson, was reported to Police in July 2023, ... More >>

Update: Serious Crash, Selwyn

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 8:13 am | New Zealand Police

Police can advise one person has died following a serious crash on Main South Road, Selwyn earlier this evening. The crash was reported to Police at 5.40pm. The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance and the road remains closed. More >>

Fatality Following Family Harm Matter, Strathmore

Friday, 17 November 2023, 7:16 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has sadly died from injuries sustained during a family harm incident in Strathmore earlier today. Police responded to the incident at a property on Raukawa Street around 10:50am. Investigations are ongoing to understand what has occurred and a scene guard ... More >>

Police Acknowledge Verdict In Relation To The Death Of Adrian Humphreys

Friday, 17 November 2023, 7:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Drew Bennett: Police acknowledge the verdict handed down today in the New Plymouth High Court in relation to the death of Adrian Humphreys. Adrian’s family, friends and work colleagues were important to him, and we know ... More >>

Serious Crash, Selwyn - Canterbury

Friday, 17 November 2023, 7:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Main South Road, Selwyn reported around 5:40pm. The crash involved two vehicles and injuries have not been confirmed at this stage. Traffic management is being put in place at the scene. Motorists ... More >>

Fatal Crash, Turitea, Palmerston North

Friday, 17 November 2023, 6:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now advise that one person has died following a crash between a car and a motorcycle on Tennent Drive last night. The crash was reported about 8.25pm. Sadly, the person passed away at the scene. Our thoughts are with their family at this difficult ... More >>

Summer Heralds Major Progress On Storm Slips

Friday, 17 November 2023, 4:30 pm | Whangarei District Council

Over the next eight months, Whangārei drivers can look forward to the repair of 50 minor slips and at least six of the 30 complex slips remaining following this year’s weather events. The remaining 24 complex slips will require serious engineering ... More >>

Share Your Ideas To Help Shape The District’s Waste Management Minimisation Bylaw

Friday, 17 November 2023, 4:10 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Do you have ideas or insights that could help develop a Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw for the district? Queenstown Lakes District Council Solid Waste Contract Manager Laura Gledhill said that QLDC is considering the issues a bylaw could help ... More >>

Police Appeal For Information After Man Found Injured, Gore

Friday, 17 November 2023, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Gore Police are investigating after a man was located with serious head injuries at the intersection of Denton Street and Hokonui Drive in the early hours of Wednesday 1 November. The man left an address on Pomona Street around 10:45pm to walk home ... More >>

Further Information Sought, Stoke Homicide

Friday, 17 November 2023, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have located and recovered a white BMW believed to be linked to the James Whitikau Barton homicide. “We would like to thank the public for the information they have provided us, and ask that anyone who may have seen this white BMW X5 station ... More >>

Aigantighe House Strengthening To Start Before The New Year

Friday, 17 November 2023, 2:00 pm | Timaru District Council

The seismic strengthening of the Aigantighe House Gallery will start early next month following the acceptance of the tender submission for the main construction project. Farrell Construction, a Canterbury-based company experienced in working ... More >>

Waste-free Christmas Course For Hamiltonians

Friday, 17 November 2023, 1:30 pm | Hamilton City Council

The amount of rubbish Hamiltonians throw away is at its highest during the Christmas period. In 2022, Hamiltonians threw away more than 130,000kg of rubbish in December. With the festive season approaching, it’s the perfect time to learn how to minimise ... More >>

Police appealing for information following unexplained death

Friday, 17 November 2023, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Allan, Auckland City CIB: Police are continuing to make enquiries after a body was found in the water off Waiheke Island on Wednesday morning. At around 9.14am Police were notified by a member of the public of a body ... More >>

Pt England homicide: Police charge a further two men

Friday, 17 November 2023, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Auckland City Police have today charged a further two men in relation to the death of Charles Pongi in Pt England in August 2023. Detective Inspector Glenn Baldwin, of Auckland City CIB, advised that over the past three days detectives have executed ... More >>

TAIC Report - Lammerlaw Helicopter Accident - AO-2021-003

Friday, 17 November 2023, 12:07 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The fatal crash of an AS350 ‘Squirrel’ helicopter in the Lammerlaw Range northwest of Dunedin was very likely due to the pilot becoming disoriented in darkness and cloud, combined with being out of practice in instrument skills, says the Transport ... More >>

Cantabrians Urged To Check It’s Safe To Swim This Long Weekend As Many Beaches Remain Unsuitable For Swimming

Friday, 17 November 2023, 11:10 am | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

Swimmers are being urged to stay up to date on the quality of their favourite Canterbury beaches, lakes and rivers to confirm they’re safe to swim in this Canterbury Anniversary Weekend. “A number of sites within Lyttelton and Akaroa Harbours, including popular ... More >>

Have Your Say On The Local Civil Defence Emergency Management Response To Cyclone Gabrielle

Friday, 17 November 2023, 10:17 am | Mike Bush

To help complete one of the final stages of the Independent Review into the Hawke's Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group’s readiness for, and response to, Cyclone Gabrielle, the Review Panel has launched a short and simple online survey ... More >>

Get A Second Opinion Before Handing Over Any Money

Friday, 17 November 2023, 10:12 am | New Zealand Police

This Fraud Awareness Week Police are encouraging the public to always get a second opinion before handing over any money. Reports of fraud offences are continuing to rise, and scams are becoming more sophisticated, duping victims out of millions of ... More >>

Eleven Times The Winner For Pukekura Park

Friday, 17 November 2023, 10:09 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s Pukekura Park has an unflagging reputation for excellence having just received its eleventh annual Green Flag award in a row - marking it as one of the world’s best parks. “Pukekura Park is an icon for the city and the region. We know just ... More >>

Fatal Crash, Southern Motorway

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:43 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now advise that one person has died following a crash on State Highway 1 near Takanini yesterday morning. The person sadly passed away at the scene. Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this difficult time. The Serious Crash ... More >>

Kaipara Slip Repair Timeline Announced

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:42 am | Kaipara District Council

More than half of the 71 slips still impacting Kaipara roads in the wake of multiple severe weather events that hit Northland earlier this year should be repaired by the middle of next year. Kaipara District Council has already repaired 245 of the ... More >>

Masterton Parks Keep Green Flags Flying

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:37 am | Masterton District Council

Masterton’s Queen Elizabeth Park and Henley Lake have maintained their international Green Flag status in the latest awards. It is the fifth year running Queen Elizabeth Park has received a Green Flag, with glowing comments from the mystery shopper-style ... More >>

Te Anau SAR Exercise

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:33 am | New Zealand Police

Southland Police, alongside Search and Rescue partner agencies, are hosting a search and rescue exercise on Lake Te Anau this Saturday, 18 November. The exercise will include a large number of vessel and helicopter movements. Motorists are advised ... More >>

Everybody Eats Named Supreme Award Winners At Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:29 am | Wellington Airport Limited

Everybody Eats have been named Supreme Award winners at the 2023 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards tonight. Everybody Eats is a charitable dining concept on a mission to reduce food waste, food poverty and social isolation in Aotearoa. ... More >>

Serious Crash, Turitea, Palmerston North - Central

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:27 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Tennent Drive, Turitea reported around 8:25pm. A car and amotorcycle were involved and initial indications suggest there are serious injuries. Diversions are being put in place at the scene. Motorists ... More >>

Fatal Crash, SH 1, Turangi

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:26 am | New Zealand Police

Police can advise one person has died following a crash on SH 1 in Turangi this evening. They were initially in a critical condition and sadly passed away at the scene. One other person has sustained moderate injuries. Worksafe and the Serious ... More >>

Don’t Make Pour Decisions At Toast Martinborough

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:26 am | New Zealand Police

Sip back and relax at Toast this weekend, but don’t over-indulge and end up being the one your friend’s wine about. Police want to ensure everyone’s grape expectations of a safe and enjoyable weekend are met, and we have been working closely with the ... More >>

Taupō District Council’s Award-winning Customer Service

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:23 am | Taupo District Council

The awards keep coming for the Taupō District, with council’s customer relationship experience receiving national recognition at the ALGIM Awards. The Customer Relations team picked up the award for Project of the Year, and council was also recognised ... More >>

Councillors Adopt Cemeteries Bylaw 2023 | Kā Ture Urupā

Friday, 17 November 2023, 1:18 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Proposed changes to a bylaw that sets out how Council aims to care for and maintain the ten operational cemeteries across our district – from Skippers Canyon to Makarora – has been supported by public submissions and Councillors. Queenstown Lakes District ... More >>

Update And Information Sought - Serious Incident, Naenae

Friday, 17 November 2023, 1:16 am | New Zealand Police

16 November Police have located the vehicle that fatally hit a pedestrian on Naenae Road at 5.46am today and are appealing for the driver to come forward. The vehicle, a dark-gray Mazda 6 sedan, was stolen from an address in Belmont in the early hours ... More >>

State Highway 1 Closed Following Crash, Tūrangi - Bay Of Plenty

Friday, 17 November 2023, 1:03 am | New Zealand Police

16 November State Highway 1 is blocked north of Tūrangi, while emergency services attend a serious crash involving two vehicles, reported at around 6.45pm. Initial indications are that there have been serious injuries. Motorists are asked to avoid ... More >>

Wetter In The North As Frontal Systems Are Followed By Developing Low

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 3:51 pm | MetService

Covering period of Thursday 16 - Monday 20 November An uptick in weather activity is expected over the next few days across the country as MetService forecasts several frontal weather systems to pay Aotearoa New Zealand a visit. Friday looks set to ... More >>

Pop Up Eats Popping Up At More Horowhenua Locations

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 3:23 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Popular food-truck market Pop Up Eats Horowhenua will be popping up in more locations around Horowhenua this summer. Pop Up Eats is a lively food truck market popular with families, foodies and people wanting a night off cooking. A range of cuisine ... More >>

Fatal Police Shooting In Wainuiomata

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has died after being shot by Police in Wainuiomata this afternoon. Police were called to a suspected family harm incident outside a property on Coast Road about 11.45am. On arrival, a man behaving in an agitated manner was seen holding ... More >>

Motorists Urged To Avoid Papakura And Takanini Area

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 2:55 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is strongly urging motorists to avoid the Papakura and Takanini area, due to a serious crash on State Highway 1 (SH1) northbound. Due to the complexity of the crash and the recovery of the vehicles, all northbound lanes ... More >>

Witnesses Sought To Fatal Crash In Whakapara, Northland

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Police

  Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred last Tuesday 7 November 2023 on Russell Road, Whakapara, near Whangārei. The crash at around 10.50am involved a red and black-coloured Kawasaki motorcycle and a silver-coloured ... More >>

Council Agree On Policy To Stem The Number Of Gaming Machines In Porirua

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 2:41 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council agreed to a comprehensive sinking lid policy for Class 4 gaming today, as a way to help reduce the harm caused by gambling in the city. Porirua has 156 pokie machines in operation, across 10 licensed venues. A comprehensive sinking ... More >>

Detector Dog Kato Sniffs Out Contraband

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 2:22 pm | Department Of Corrections

A visitor attempting to bring contraband into Spring Hill Corrections Facility on Saturday was disrupted by detector dog Kato. During a routine search of visitors entering the site, Kato became suspicious of a particular individual. Staff took ... More >>

Queen Street homicide: Alleged offender hands himself in

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Police

A man sought in connection with the ongoing Queen Street homicide investigation in August will appear in court today. Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Bolton, Auckland City CIB, says the 24-year-old man previously sought by Police handed himself in ... More >>

Road closure, Coast Road, Wainuiomata - Wellington

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a serious incident on Coast Road, Wainuiomata. The road has been closed south of the Wainuiomata Golf Club. People are advised to avoid the area. More >>

Porirua City Council Considers Capital Spending Cuts And Rates Position

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 12:31 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council’s Te Puna Korero committee met today to agree a rates starting point for discussion with the community ahead of its Long-term Plan (LTP), which sets the city budget for the next 10 years. Mayor Anita Baker said the indicative ... More >>

Update: Serious Incident, Naenae

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 11:53 am | New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was fatally hit by a vehicle on Naenae Road, Lower Hutt, shortly before 6am today. The driver of the vehicle involved did not stop and immediately left the scene. The woman died ... More >>

Police Justified In Using Sponge Rounds In Self-defence During Arrest In Invercargill

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 10:33 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in shooting a man twice with a sponge round. On 18 July 2022 the Armed Offender Squad (AOS) carried out an operation to arrest and search the property of a man, after ... More >>

Southern Motorway Closed Following Serious Crash

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 10:21 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 1 near Takanini. Police were called to the incident involving three vehicles at around 9.40am. Early indications suggest one person has received critical injuries. All northbound lanes ... More >>

Rāhui Over Waitematā Harbour Lifted As Water Quality Improves

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 10:20 am | Joint Press Release

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei – the tangata whenua and ahi kā of central Tāmaki Makaurau – is holding karakia at Ōkahu Bay Thursday morning to formally lift the rāhui over Waitematā Harbour. The rāhui was put in place by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei on ... More >>

Police Acknowledge IPCA Report Into Justified Use Of Sponge Rounds During Invercargill Arrest

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 10:12 am | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge an Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) report, which found an Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) officer was justified in firing two sponge rounds while arresting a high-risk offender in Invercargill. The incident occurred in July ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga Set To Hold Annual Charity House Auction

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 10:03 am | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga is preparing to hold its annual Charity House Auction on Saturday 18 November. The auction of the three-bedroomed, 123sq m home is the culmination of more than nine months work for around 20 Carpentry ākonga. Adding ... More >>




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