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Police were called to James Henry Crescent in Huntly at approximately 7.45pm this evening after receiving reports of disorder.
On arrival, a male was found deceased in the backyard of a residential property.
Greenpeace activists smeared in fake oil have greeted guests arriving at the part-Statoil sponsored Petroleum Summit dinner this evening.
The search for a missing 5-year-old boy swept into the sea at Mount Maunganui will continue until nightfall and resume again at first light.
The legislation around the government’s EDUCANZ body is so sloppy it is impossible to know what kind of monster will eventually be unleashed, says PPTA president Angela Roberts.
Further falls in recorded crime for 2013/2014 are a credit to police across the country, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today.
Police have released the name of the front-seat passenger who passed away last night at Christchurch Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in yesterday’s crash on SH1 at Waikuku.
He was Leithfield man Aaron Thomson-Clark, also known as Aaron James, aged 19 years.
The body of a woman has been found inside a burning house on Number 1 Road in Springdale, Waikato this afternoon.
The body was discovered shortly after Fire Services arrived at the address and extinguished the flames after responding to a call about a house on fire just before noon.
Motorists will notice a couple of changes in the Octagon in preparation for the cruise ship season.
A special vehicle will be driving Dunedin’s roads in the week of 6 to 9 October, recording their levels of safety.
Feedback for the 16th Auckland On Water Boat Show (AOWBS), which ran from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 September 2014, has been overwhelmingly positive, with several significant sales made at the show.
Motorists driving between Wellington and Petone will now see a new fixture - the housing for a second fixed speed camera on this stretch of motorway.
The new site is on State Highway 2, between Horokiwi Road and the Petone off-ramp.
The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on a herbicide to improve broadleaf weed control in maize. The substance CADET contains 100g fluthiacet-methyl in the form of an emulsifiable concentrate and would contain a new active ingredient to New Zealand.
A front preceded by strong northwesterlies is forecast to sweep across the country later on Thursday and Friday followed by a very cold, disturbed southwest flow.
The oldest Hip Hop group in the world, the Hip Op-eration crew from Waiheke Island, have won the 2014 Age Concern Dignity Champion award.
The NZ Transport Agency says two weekend closures later this month will have a big impact on people using the Greville Road interchange on Auckland’s Northern motorway (State Highway 1).
The first of the two closures starts on Friday night 10 October, until Monday morning 13 October.
Hamilton Gardens has received the prestigious International Garden of the Year award.
The win was announced today [1 October 2014] as part of the 2014 Garden Tourism Awards held at the International Conference Gardens Without Limits conference in Metz, France.
At approximately 10.40am this morning Police and emergency services attended a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Weedons Ross Road and Maddisons Road.
The New Zealand Fire Service has completed a three month trial using New Zealand’s first neighbourhood website, Neighbourly.co.nz, and is reporting a significant increase in overall awareness of key fire safety messages.
TV personality Jesse Mulligan will live on the equivalent of the extreme poverty line this October in order to raise awareness of sex trafficking.
The new treatment plant for waterblast and hardstand runoff has been a revelation to the Whangamata Marina Society because of the amount of solid waste collected since trialling of the system began in September.
Waikato District Council is investigating a serious dog attack after Animal Control officers were called to a Waiuku property around midnight last night (Tuesday 30 September).
A major search and rescue operation is underway to find a 5-year-old boy missing in the water at Mount Maunganui.
The alarm was raised at approximately 11.50am.
This October 10th World Homeless Day will be observed in over 100 countries.
A student whose goal is to extend architecture’s humanitarian role was awarded a PhD in Architecture at the University of Auckland’s Spring Graduation this week.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan.
A special room dedicated to stillbirth and neonatal loss in Whangarei Hospital’s new maternity unit will be fantastic, says a mother who delivered a still born earlier this year.
CPIT’s new Engineering and Architectural Studies building will inspire future generations of engineers and architectural designers with an elegant facility designed to reflect innovative learning and teaching.
In the last two weeks in Canterbury there have been several serious crashes, some of which have unfortunately resulted in fatalities.
The Waikato District experienced a 1.9% increase in total recorded crime for the 2013/14 year. Waikato Police District Commander Superintendent Bruce Bird says "Obviously it's not the picture we'd like to see - we're committed to reducing crime further every year.
A strong focus on preventing crime and community partnerships has resulted in a 7.8 per cent drop in Tairawhiti crime, police say.