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Land Protectors Stop Coal In Its Tracks

Published: Sat 5 Dec 2020 08:29 AM
At 7.30 am this morning "land protectors" disrupted & locked themselves to the railway tracks outside the Dunedin Railway station to stop the daily coal train running from Bathurst Resources’ Takitimu mine in Southland to Fonterra’s ... Read more...

Road Closed - SH35, Ruatoria - Eastern

Published: Sat 5 Dec 2020 08:01 AM
State Highway 35 (Whareponga Road) and Waiapu Road, Ruatoria is closed due to a serious single vehicle crash. Police were alerted to a vehicle in a ditch at around 2:10am. Two people are said to be critically injured and three others have a range ... Read more...

Kāpiti Welcomes Govt Climate Declaration And Action

Published: Sat 5 Dec 2020 08:00 AM
Kāpiti Coast District Council has welcomed the Government’s climate emergency declaration as a signal of increasing leadership and action in this crucial space. Mayor K Gurunathan says this week’s declaration follows that of many councils around ... Read more...

A Christmas Train On The Way To Help Local Food Banks

Published: Sat 5 Dec 2020 06:00 AM
During the build up to Christmas the Ocean Beach Railway will be operating their first Christmas themed train on Sunday 13 December 2020. Trains rides will be departing from 11am till 4pm and instead of the usual fare, volunteers will be accepting a ... Read more...

Serious Crash, Pukekohe - Counties Manukau

Published: Sat 5 Dec 2020 05:49 AM
04 December Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash involving a car and a tree on Helvetia Road, Pukekohe. Police were called about 9.30pm. Initial reports suggest one person has been seriously injured. Traffic management is in place, and ... Read more...

Taranaki Police Seek Terrence Riddle

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 05:28 PM
Taranaki Police are asking for the public’s help locating Terrence Riddle, who has a warrant out for his arrest. Riddle, 31, is thought to be in the New Plymouth area. Anyone who sees him should not approach him, but instead call Police on 111, ... Read more...

Sunnyhills Homicide: Police Investigation Continuing To Make Progress

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 05:10 PM
Police are continuing to make progress in its homicide investigation currently underway in Sunnyhills. Formal identification procedures have now been completed and we have formally identified the victim as 55-year-old Ying Zhong, also known as Elizabeth. ... Read more...

$290m Northern Motorway Opens

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 04:59 PM
30 November The 10-kilometre long Christchurch Northern Corridor will partially open today ahead of its full opening in mid December From Monday 30 November to Friday 11 December one traffic lane in each direction will be open. Northbound traffic can ... Read more...

Cockle Bay Homicide: Police Appeal For Footage Around Fatal Fire

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 03:58 PM
Police conducting a homicide investigation into the death of Wiremu Arapo in Cockle Bay are appealing for footage of the incident. The body of 27-year-old Wiremu Arapo was located on 20 October 2020 following a house fire at a property on Minerva Terrace. ... Read more...

Gateway Decision Approaching

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 03:49 PM
Work to explore a potential operating model for the proposed Kāpiti Gateway facility at Maclean Park in Paraparaumu Beach is nearing completion. The work was commissioned in late August following confirmation that Council had been successful in securing ... Read more...
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