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One lucky Lotto player from Auckland is New Zealand’s newest millionaire after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division tonight.

The winning Lotto ticket was sold at Eastridge Lotto in Auckland.

Powerball was not struck this evening and has jackpotted to $5 million.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 23, 2014, 8:38 am

New Zealand’s tenth Diversity Forum opens in Christchurch tomorrow.

"This year our theme is Migrant and Refugee Employment and it’s an important one facing not just Christchurch but all New Zealand," said Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 23, 2014, 8:10 am

Armed Incident Thames Police are investigating an incident where a firearm was discharged in a residential area after an altercation at an address in Thames.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 23, 2014, 5:50 am

More than 450 litres of diesel has been safely removed from the stricken pilothouse cutter which grounded on Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatāne yesterday.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 23, 2014, 5:13 am

Hamilton Police are investigating a serious, sexually motivated assault in the grounds of Waikato University this morning. The 20 year old female victim was confronted and assaulted by a male in the University grounds around the Maths and Sciences faculty at about 8.30am.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 23, 2014, 2:36 am

At approximately 6.45am on Friday the 22/08/2014 a male entered a home on Baxter Place, Rotorua.

The male entered a bedroom where the female home owner was sleeping.

He has tried to get into the bed with her.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 4:50 am

A Te Kuiti man caught with pictures of children being sexually abused has been sentenced to ten months imprisonment.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 4:40 am

Waikato Police investigating firearms related burglaries are concerned that young children may have been placed at risk being transported in a car with a sawn-off shotgun concealed under a mat.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 3:40 am

Applications for Horizons Regional Council’s community grants programme are now open.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 2:45 am

Ministry for Culture and Heritage war historian Ian McGibbon - New Zealand’s representative on the tri-nation Joint Historical and Archaeological Survey of the Anzac Battlefield at Gallipoli - will soon take part in the fifth and final field session of the biggest battlefield archaeological pro

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 2:34 am

Team NZ from New Zealand has emerged winners at the annual FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (FedEx/JA ITC) Asia Pacific Finals in Hong Kong.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 2:05 am

Firepower came to Queenstown’s Coronet Peak today (August 22) as teams of firefighters in full gear went head to head on the slopes, in aid of the Bruce Grant Youth Trust.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 2:00 am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is investigating an unmanned boat which has dragged its anchor and gone ashore on the southwestern shore of Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatane.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 1:57 am

Police can now release the name of the person who died in the fire that destroyed a sleep-out in Albertown, Wanaka, in the early hours of Thursday, 21st August 2014. He was; Bruce James COCHRAN, a single man, aged 53 of Wanaka. A ski industry worker.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 1:50 am

An independent investigation into an alleged fraud at the Dunedin City Council has been completed and the matter has now been passed to the Police.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 12:56 am

A chance to effect change amongst vulnerable teenagers was the driver behind a multi-agency safety expo held in Thames last week.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 12:50 am

The temporary car park on the former Canterbury Brewery site (at the corner of St Asaph and Antigua Streets) will be closed from midnight tonight to allow a special coating to be applied to its surface.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 12:39 am

The safety of people living on earthquake-damaged land in the Port Hills at risk of mass movement is at the heart of decisions announced today.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 12:32 am

Hamilton Police say a highly visible crime prevention operation conducted in the City yesterday is aimed at disrupting offenders' activities before people become victims.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 12:20 am

The search is on for eligible candidates for Hamilton’s civic awards - and this year application process has been timed to coincide with the city’s 150th birthday celebrations.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 12:10 am

A stolen digger valued at $30 000 (picture attached) is amongst a haul of property recovered by Police during a raid at a residential Rodney property on Wednesday afternoon.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 12:01 am

Contractors acting for Waikato Regional Council have successfully exceeded their possum control targets during an operation over about 6,200 hectares near Mahoenui in Waitomo district from May till August.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 22, 2014, 12:00 am

Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred north of Whangarei yesterday afternoon.

One woman died in the crash which occurred about 3.45pm on State Highway One near Puhipuhi Road, north of Whangarei.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 21, 2014, 11:56 pm

The 'Shoplifting Expo' held in Kerikeri recently has paid dividends.

Following the expo, which looked at prevention initiatives and detection techniques, a business in Waipapa recognised some shoplifters yesterday and called police.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 21, 2014, 11:55 pm

People interested in the latest news about the City Rail Link (CRL) are welcome at any of three open days being held in the project area over the next week.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 21, 2014, 11:43 pm

Child Cancer Foundation announced today its selection as one of the participating charities in the World Charity Cup video game competition.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 21, 2014, 11:06 pm

The community is being asked to help drive a review designed to ensure Whangarei’s public bus service meets the city’s needs over the next five to 10 years - including a possible 10 percent increase in ticket prices from mid-2016.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 21, 2014, 11:04 pm

As the New Zealand Government prepares to ratify the global Arms Trade Treaty, and after ceasefire talks collapsed and violence erupted yet again in Gaza yesterday, Oxfam is calling on all states to immediately suspend transfers of arms or ammunition to Israel and any Palestinian armed group whil

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 21, 2014, 11:02 pm

Owners of chickens, bees, goats or other animals may be interested in having their say on Auckland Council’s Proposed Animal Management Bylaw, now open for public feedback.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 21, 2014, 10:36 pm

The driver of the Ford Explorer involved in a crash earlier this morning has reported to Clendon Community Police Station. He is now assisting Police with their enquiries.

Police are still asking for any witnesses to the crash to contact them on 09 261 1300.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 21, 2014, 10:35 pm