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Waitemata Police have concluded their investigation into organised methamphetamine distribution in Waitemata District.

On Thursday 24 August and Friday 25 August, Waitamata Police carried out a number of search warrants for drug related offending as part of Operation Rosella.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 27, 2016, 2:10 am

Whangarei Police are continuing to search for the man who fired shots at police officers in the suburb of Kensington yesterday morning.

Police are seeking 33-year-old Joshua Mason Kite who is considered armed and dangerous.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 27, 2016, 12:36 am

Police's recovery operation for the missing 18-year-old whose boat flipped off the coast of Paritutu, New Plymouth, on Monday has resumed this morning.

Police and Land Search and Rescue (LSAR) volunteers are searching the coastlines and water areas close to the shore.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 9:55 pm

Police are seeking witnesses to a serious assault which occurred on Riverview Road, Panmure in the early hours of this morning [Saturday 27 August 2016].

A man was assaulted by a group of offenders shortly before emergency services were called at 1:40am.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 9:45 pm

A low southeast of central New Zealand is bringing strong westerly winds over much of the North Island. A Warning is in force for severe westerly gales in exposed places of Hawkes Bay south of Hastings and the Tararua District.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 9:09 pm

Waikato Police are seeking help from the public to locate 23-year-old Andrew Colin George Jacobs who has a warrant to arrest.

Jacobs is also wanted in relation to multiple fraud matters where he has defrauded people, often through Trade Me.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 7:55 pm

Whangarei Police are looking for 43-year-old Robert Bruce Hunter who was reported missing from Whangarei on 29 July 2016.

He was reported missing by his family who are concerned about his wellbeing.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 6:50 pm

New Zealand Olympians will be welcomed home with a parade through the Tauranga Central Business District (CBD) on Friday, 2 September from 11am.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 2:00 pm

Winds are now confirmed at 140km/h (hurricane force) and above on the Manukau Heads just west of Auckland International Airport, with winds gusting over 100km/h in Auckland City says WeatherWatch.co.nz.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 10:36 am

Police can now release the name of the pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a car in Rolleston yesterday morning.

He was 48 year-old Todd Jackson, a New Zealander who was currently living in Queensland.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 9:40 am

Gales are now gusting 90 to 120km/h across parts of Auckland with one unconfirmed report coming in to WeatherWatch.co.nz of 138km/h on the Manukau Heads, which is possible.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 9:02 am

Two people have been arrested following the burglaries of motels and holiday baches.

Police today executed a search warrant at a residential address in Whakatane.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 6:00 am

Hastings District Council confirmed today that the Brookvale water bores have been closed. Havelock North water is now coming from Hastings bores. Residents may notice contractors flushing water from fire hydrants to ensure Hastings water flows and replaces the Brookvale water.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 5:18 am

Police have concerns for the safety of 80 year-old Vernon Robertson who has been reported missing to Police.

Mr Robertson was last seen at Mairehau School where he picked up a paper at 11am.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 5:15 am

Police have found a large amount of stolen property, which had been taken in burglaries across the wider Hawke’s Bay area.

The find follows the execution of a search warrant at an address in Ngatarawa Road, Hastings yesterday (25 August 2016).

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 5:05 am

A 43 year-old woman appeared in the Hamilton District Court today on drug related charges including manufacturing methamphetamine, and the cultivation of cannabis.

Her charges resulted from the police warrant completed yesterday on Forest Lake Road, Hamilton.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 4:15 am

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Niki Davis says that the virtual schooling - Communities of Online Learning (COOL) - will be a COOL change for school students and communities, when preceded by professional and organisational development.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 4:10 am

English language students at The Campbell Institute have held a charity auction to raise money for the Downtown Community Ministry (DCM), which is a non-denominational organisation working to support people through personal hardship.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 3:57 am

The $1.4M rebuild of the Tairua Wharf at Mary's Beach and a new boat launching pontoon will start in the first quarter of next year.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 3:51 am

An extensive Police search is still underway to locate a man who shot at two unarmed Police officers in Northland early this morning.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 3:47 am

Chinese studying, working and living in New Zealand need to make sure they report crimes to police, and police need to re-engage with the Chinese community, a researcher says.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 3:34 am

In response to the Electricity Authority submissions of the current Transmission Pricing Methodology, Mayor of Invercargill Tim Shadbolt has joined his fellow Southern mayors in seeking a reduction in electricity transmission pricing for Southern businesses and consumers.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 3:25 am

Submissions on proposals to alter five geographic place names close at 5pm today and will be referred to the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa for review, says the Board’s Secretary, Wendy Shaw.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 3:00 am

The discovery of a previously unknown site of a critically endangered native aquatic plant in pools at the outlet to a remote Northland dune lake has thrilled biodiversity experts.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 2:52 am

Last night was warm for many in the north - and Friday afternoon is another warm one as well above average temperatures continue.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 1:34 am

New Zealand nutrition experts are calling for an end to the pitting of carbohydrates against fats and say we should instead focus on what is most important - the quality of food in our diets.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 1:31 am

Extra Police staff will be on duty to keep people safe when Wellington hosts the All Blacks v Wallabies in the second test of the Bledisloe Cup this Saturday.

Given it’s a sell-out event, the city will be busy with a lot of people.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 12:36 am

Ka tanuku, ka tanuku.

Ka tanuku te toka o Aorangi maunga e koro Monty whakangaro atu rā.

Ko to hononga ki a au ki a Te Arawa he hononga ā wairua, ā taokete, ko tō pā harakeke tonu.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 12:24 am

A free community festival is being held on Saturday 3 September on Cuba Mall from 11am - 3pm, kicking off Gambling Harm Awareness Week for 2016.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 12:18 am

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists they may be affected by maintenance work on the Northern Motorway between Oteha Valley Road and Silverdale starting on Monday 29 August.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: August 26, 2016, 12:06 am