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At about 1130hrs today Police were called to Kennedy Bay in Coromandel Peninsular where it was reported that a number of shots had been fired.
Police, including members of the Armed Offenders Squad, have attended the Kennedy Bay area searching a number of addresses.
The Tree Council and the Whau Local Board are delighted to report that 9 of the 11 Monterey Pines of Gittos Domain in the centre of Blockhouse Bay will be retained.
The duck pond in Maclean Park was drained and taped-off over the weekend after an oily substance appeared in the water.
Council’s Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says it appears bitumen used to recently seal the pond, in an attempt to make it more watertight, has melted.
The Fire Service and Police are currently dealing with a very large fire at Westland High School.
Local residents who are experiencing smoke entering their properties are requested to move away from the smoke.
At 1215pm this afternoon Police and emergency services were called to Te kopua bridge Raglan following a report a 16 year old male swimmer had gone missing.
Marlborough Police removed the body from the car found burning in a layby off State Highway 1 at Tuamarina yesterday evening.
The body will be transported to Christchurch for a post mortem examination.
The post mortem is expected to take place on Tuesday.
On monday 8 February 2016 Police were advised of a motor vehicle collision at Dominion and Lambeth Roads Sandringham.
On arrival, a male pedestrian was located with serious head injuries after having been struck by a motor vehicle.
The Serious Crash Unit is now investigating.
Searchers have found the wreckage of the glider that went missing after taking off from Omarama yesterday at 1pm.
The pilot was the only person in the glider and did not survive the crash. Police will release his name after advising next of kin.
The search continues for the glider missing after taking off from Omarama yesterday at 1pm. There. have been no sightings of the glider since 3.45pm yesterday.
A ridge of high pressure lies over the South Island today, while easterly winds flow across the North Island. The easterlies weaken on Monday as the ridge of high pressure spreads over the North Island, and then persists for the rest of the week.
Dunedin Police are investigating the serious assault of a 40 year old woman.
The incident occurred shortly before 6.00am on Sunday the 7th of February at a Cutten Street address.
Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area.
Waitemata Police have arrested two people after a 61-year-old woman was hospitalised owing a serious assault at a Glenfield bottle store on Saturday night. A 35-year-old man has been charged with assault with intent to injure.
Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is coordinating the search for a glider missing from Omarama.
The glider was self-launched using a small motor at 1pm yesterday and was reported missing by Omarama Gliding at 8.20pm.
Marlborough Police are investigating a car fire in a layby off State Highway 1 at Tuamarina this morning.
Police and the Fire Service were called to the burning Toyota Corolla station wagon about 8.30am.
At about 4.30pm yesterday police received a report of persons stranded in a 4WD in the Rock and Pillar range, Central Otago.
The group which had called for help were unable continue after their 4WD vehicle had become stuck.
Taupo Police, with the Greenlea Rescue helicopter, Coastguard Lake Taupo and LandSAR Taupo volunteers have tonight searched for a man missing in the Waikato River.
At approximately 2.30am on Saturday 6th February 2016, a 22 year old woman was assaulted on North Road, Dunedin by two men who were travelling in a red motor vehicle.
The vehicle was described by the victim as a red four door sedan, with mag wheels and a large spoiler on the boot.
With Waitangi weekend off to a tragic start with four people losing their lives on the road, Police are strongly urging drivers to take responsiblilty for their actions and drive smartly.
At about 9.30pm last night the fire service and police attended a fire on the sea side face of Paratutu rock near New Plymouth.
Police received reports from witnesses of a group of people on the rock setting of fireworks at around the time of the fire.
The NZ Transport Agency says that as a result of high winds the Tino Rangatiratanga flag will not be flown on the Auckland Harbour Bridge today.
At about 2:40am this morning a 23 year old man lost control of his vehicle while rounding a right hand bend on Tangimoana Road near Ohakea.
The driver was ejected from the vehicle during the accident and died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
At about 9pm yesterday a 51 year old man lost control of his motor cycle on Centennial Drive, New Plymouth.
The rider was taken to hospital in a serious condition but unfortunately died from his injuries.
Work is about to start on new cycleways which will provide safe cycling routes throughout the city and connect Rotorua suburbs.
A slow moving low lies to the north of the country. A moist east to northeast flow associated with this low is forecast to continue to bring periods of rain to the upper North Island through to tonight
(Saturday). Some heavy falls are likely about Coromandel Peninsula during this time.
Counties Manukau Police have now located Patrick Dixon.
This follows search warrants at a Cambridge address, assisted by Waikato CIB and AOS staff.
A section of Domain Drive in the Auckland Domain has been closed to traffic as police examine the area where an unconscious man was found at 45 minutes past midnight.
At this stage it is unknown how the man received his injuries and police are speaking to people who were in the area.
Two men are dead after their cars collided head on on Horotiu Rd, Te Kowhai, just before 10.p.m. tonight.
A female passenger in one of the cars has also been transported to Waikato hospital with serious injuries.
The crash occurred between Limmer Rd (SH39) and Willow Brook Lane.
Understanding the global economic forces that determine whether a tertiary degree will result in a job - let alone a well-paid one - is the theme of visiting British educational economist Professor Hugh Lauder’s lecture series in New Zealand this month.
The New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA) is sending a delegation to attend and participate in this year’s Waitangi celebrations.
After the arrival of Chinese people to New Zealand shores over 150 years ago, the NZCA will be going to Waitangi for the first time in February 2016.
Following the death of a dog this week, Greater Wellington Regional Council are warning river users with dogs to avoid the Otaki river mouth and estuary.
The exact cause of the dog death is still being investigated but poisoning from toxic algae is suspected.