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Five out of five for Maori wards votes

Published: Sun 25 Feb 2018 07:14 PM
Petitions in both Palmerston North and Kaikoura were validated on Wednesday, which means that all five districts where councils have voted to establish Maori wards will have a vote in May on whether or not those should proceed. Read more...

Man dies after being struck by rockfall, SH 4

Published: Sun 25 Feb 2018 07:11 PM
A man has died after being struck by rockfall on State Highway 4 near the Ruakawa Falls, between Whanganui and the Tongariro National Park. Read more...

Missing hunter located on Stewart Island

Published: Sun 25 Feb 2018 07:11 PM
The 74-year-old hunter who was missing on Stewart Island has been located this evening. Read more...

Serious crash, Whakamarama

Published: Sun 25 Feb 2018 07:10 PM
Police were called to the crash involving a car and a van at 3.30pm. Read more...

Search and Rescue underway on Stewart Island

Published: Sun 25 Feb 2018 03:20 PM
A search and rescue operation is underway after a hunter was reported overdue on Stewart Island this morning. Read more...

Name release - Tauranga homicide

Published: Sun 25 Feb 2018 01:48 PM
Police can now release the name of the woman who died following an incident at an address in Tauranga on Thursday night (22 February 2018). Read more...

A weather-laden front impacts the South Island today

Published: Sun 25 Feb 2018 01:45 PM
A weather-laden front impacts the South Island today and the North Island Monday Forecasters are currently focusing on an active front moving up the South Island today, bringing strong winds ahead of the front as well as significant falls of rain. ... Read more...

Caughey extends SuperBoat lead

Published: Sun 25 Feb 2018 01:30 PM
Canterbury racer Peter Caughey has extended his lead at the midpoint of the MouthFresh SuperBoat championships, with a commanding win at Waitara on Saturday – despite getting airborne at 120km/h. Read more...

Significant intersection closure north Christchurch

Published: Sun 25 Feb 2018 01:28 PM
The Christchurch Northern Corridor team is closing an intersection on the north side of the city in Redwood from Tuesday night, 27 February. Read more...

Update on Takaka Hill, SH60, convoys going well

Published: Sun 25 Feb 2018 01:16 PM
Update on Takaka Hill, SH60, convoys going well Sunday 25 February The Takaka Hill Road, State Highway 60, opened to a single lane with escorted convoys in and out of Golden Bay soon after 9 am this morning in the wake of extensive damage wrought ... Read more...
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