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Nominations for this year’s Citizen Awards will open from this Monday 1 August through to Friday 7 October 2016.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 4:59 am

Tauranga Police are attending a serious motor vehicle crash on Sh 29A Mangutapu, between baypark and welcome bay.

The west bound lanes have been closed and diversions are in place.

The west bound lanes will be closed for the next two hours.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 4:50 am

A post-mortem examination has been completed on the body discovered in a self-contained flat following a fire at a property in Rutherford Street, Woolston, on Wednesday 27 July.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 4:45 am

An Auckland man charged with making multiple fraudulent applications for health funding and carer support has been sentenced to home detention, as well as being ordered to make reparation after appearing in Manukau District Court.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 4:34 am

With two avoidable fire deaths this week - we are urging people to make sure family and friends are prepared to escape a house fire if the worst should happen.

These recent deaths bring the toll of preventable fire-deaths to eight this year.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 4:25 am

Community Housing Aotearoa is applauding the Government’s move to invest $9 million over the next two years into two internationally recognised models aimed at curbing homelessness.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 4:23 am

Police notes the decision of the Court today in lifting name suppression for five officers directly involved in a dangerous shooting incident in the Bay of Plenty in March 2016.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 4:11 am

Police are investigating the theft of several antique items from St Peter’s Anglican Church in central Wellington.

The items are embroidered vestments that are over 100 years old and have significant meaning to the church.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 3:56 am

Four Hawkes Bay men have been charged with attempting to introduce contraband into Hawke's Bay Regional Prison.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 3:35 am

The Wigram Magdala Link opens to travellers tomorrow, linking the communities either side of Curletts Road. The project has been completed ahead of time and under budget.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 2:21 am

An independent review released yesterday shows strong support for Halswell Residential College becoming fully co-educational, a decision confirmed by the Minister of Education, Hon. Hekia Parata, this week.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 2:18 am

Wellington City Council’s Environment Committee meeting next Thursday 4 August will consider a raft of recommendations stemming from public consultation earlier this year over possible rule changes affecting cats, dogs, roosters, pigeons, bees and other animals in the city.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 2:18 am

Statement by Detective Superintendent Peter Read:

Police investigating the collapse of the CTV building in the February 2011 earthquake will begin an examination of the South wall foundation and parts of the North wall foundation on the site where the building stood.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 2:06 am

Council will investigate external funding options to restore and maintain community murals painted by local artist Graeme Mudge.

"Doing nothing will result in further deterioration and the gradual loss of a significant body of work," says community and recreation manager Andrew White.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 1:26 am

The man who died at a Waihi mine last night can now be named.

Tipiwai Stainton, a 29-year-old male from Western Bay of Plenty, died following a work place accident at OceanaGold Mine, Waihi last night.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 1:26 am

Police have arrested a man following an incident at the Tauranga Work and Income Office this morning.

A verbal threat was made to staff.

The offender has been charged with threatening language and remanded in custody to appear in court today or tomorrow.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 1:16 am

The NZ Transport Agency advises Waikato and Bay of Plenty motorists to leave extra time when travelling over the coming month as work continues on major projects and safety improvements.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 12:51 am

Horizons Regional Council emergency management and river management staff kept a close eye on the Makino Stream overnight.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 12:48 am

Waikato Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a Te Kauwhata service station at around 5:45pm yesterday evening.

A man entered the station on Main Road armed with what appeared to be a pistol and demanded cash.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 29, 2016, 12:31 am

Official statistics for June 2016 have been released by Statistics New Zealand today, completing the first two years’ of comparable data under the new method of reporting crime statistics.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 28, 2016, 11:41 pm

Rock wren in the Homer Saddle and Gertrude Valley are making a comeback thanks to a trapping project run by the Southland Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club (SSNZAC).

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 28, 2016, 11:18 pm

Social development agency Lifewise are delighted that Housing First is being recognised as a preferred approach to ending homelessness, under today’s announcement of the Government’s investment into supporting better housing outcomes.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 28, 2016, 11:18 pm

Chilling footage showing detained Indigenous children being tear gassed and a child being hooded and strapped to a restraint chair in Australia’s Northern Territory must serve as a wakeup call for the government on the need to urgently change its policies on juvenile detention, Amnesty Internat

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 28, 2016, 10:59 pm

Staff from Central Police District have executed twenty search warrants in a co-ordinated effort from Levin to New Plymouth to prevent home burglaries.

A number of arrests have been made following searches in Taranaki, Whanganui and the Manawatu region this week.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 28, 2016, 10:45 pm

Police and the Fire Service attended a house fire on Stafford Street, Westport at around 5:45pm last night.

The house has suffered substantial damage as a result.

Police and Fire are at the address this morning to continue with their investigations.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 28, 2016, 10:35 pm

Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust have come out in support of the Corrections Department recruitment of Maori into careers within the department.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 28, 2016, 10:26 pm

The mining union, E tū has extended its condolences to the family of the young miner who died while working in the Correnso mine in Waihi.

It has also expressed its support and condolences to the man’s workmates and the Waihi community.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 28, 2016, 10:06 pm

A school bus with approximately 14 children on board, collided with a power pole on Top Grass Road at about 8.20am on Friday 29 July 2016.

Four children suffered minor injuries in the crash and are being checked over by medical staff.

The rest have been taken to school.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 28, 2016, 9:35 pm

Counties Manukau Police are this morning releasing CCTV footage of a brutal assault against a dairy owner, in the hope that someone will recognise the offender and help Police to stop him, as he remains outstanding and still offending. The footage is on Counties Manukau Police Facebook page.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 28, 2016, 9:10 pm

Getting around the central city is about to get easier with the installation of four new wayfinding signs.

The signs - two each on Ariki and Devon streets - are part of the overall Shaping Our City project to freshen up New Plymouth’s CBD and develop it as a people-friendly space.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: July 28, 2016, 8:55 pm