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Police and Corrections Minister Judith Collins told TV One’s Q+A programme "that people like the Head Hunters are now running people like the Black Power and the Mongrel Mob so that they actually use a franchise business model."

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 1, 2016, 12:22 am

Police and Fire Service are investigating a fire at the address of 23 Lock Street, Dunedin that occurred on the morning of Saturday 30th April 2016.

Fire Service was initially called to the Saint Clair address at about 9.15am.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 1, 2016, 12:15 am

Police are investigating the stabbing of a 21 year old male in the early hours of Sunday 1st May 2016.

The victim has been admitted to hospital with stab wounds to the neck and back.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: May 1, 2016, 12:05 am

We could see one or two May maximum temperature records being broken this week due to a moist northwesterly flow spreading across the country. The whole of New Zealand will benefit from the warmer air, which is coming down from the sub-tropics.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 11:18 pm

Police can now release the name of the man killed in the helicopter crash in the Lindis Pass area yesterday.

He is Liam Edwards, aged 32 years, of Otautau.

The other occupant of the helicopter, a 51 year old man, is currently in a serious condition in Dunedin Hospital.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 11:00 pm

Firefighters say the death of a 79-year old Whanganui woman following a house fire, last Thursday 22 April, could have been prevented with a working smoke alarm.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 10:58 pm

Canterbury Police have today arrest a 51 year-old male and charged him with murder in relation to the death of Marcus Luke Tucker.

A 31 year-old female has also been arrested and charged with conspiring to assault and accessory after the fact.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 10:50 pm

Over 1,900- Aucklanders rallied together to make environmental history yesterday (Saturday 30th April) - clearing a staggering 5 tonnes of rubbish, approximately half a tonne of recyclable material, over 200 shopping trolleys and 300 car tyres.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 10:30 pm

Two Lotto players from Auckland have struck it lucky and won $500,000 each with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at Greenwoods Paper Power and Smile Supermarket-Highbrook in Auckland.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 8:44 am

Shortly before 12:00pm today, Southern Police were alerted to reports of a helicopter crash in the Lindis Pass area after an emergency beacon was activated.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 8:01 am

Parts of SH2 near Upper Hutt will be closed while police investigate a serious crash on the corner of Whakatiki Street and SH2

Diversions are in place

Northbound SH2 traffic will be diverted off SH2 onto Fergusson Drive over the Silverstream Bridge

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 7:26 am

OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council is calling for an independent health check on Wellington Airport’s expensive plans to extend the runway into Lyall Bay.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 5:23 am

Police can confirm we have received reports of a helicopter crash in the Lindis Pass area.

Police were alerted to the crash after an emergency beacon was activate shortly before 12.00pm today.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 1:20 am

Carolyn and Rachel Lloyd have been found safe and well today by Search and Rescue.

The mother and daughter were walking Kapakapanui Track, in the Tararua Forest Park near Waikanae on Tuesday.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 1:11 am

Mother of Kiwi detainee blames Serco for the death of her son, Robert Peihopa.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 12:38 am

Police are investigating two suspicious fires in Monmouth Street, Feilding from overnight.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 30, 2016, 12:15 am

An active front, preceded by a strong and moist northwesterly flow,is expected to move onto the southwest of the South Island on Monday morning, then reach the upper part of the South Island on Monday evening, bringing rain with heavy falls to Fiordland and Westland.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 10:08 pm

The search for Mother and daughter Carolyn and Rachel Lloyd, who are believed to be in Tararua Forest Park, has resumed this morning.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 9:51 pm

Reduced daylight hours and wet weather means commuters are riding their bikes in low-light conditions.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 9:00 am

Central District Police seeking information about two missing women have begun a search and rescue operation after their vehicle was discovered at the entrance of the Kapakapanui Track, in the Tararua Forest Park near Waikanae earlier this evening.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 7:05 am

Northland Police have arrested and charged a 40 year-old local man, following an attack on a young woman early this morning.

The victim, aged in her early twenties, was jogging around the Hatea Loop at around 6.30am this morning.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 6:05 am

Police are seeking any information on the whereabouts of Carolyn and Rachel LLoyd, aged 45 and 22 respectively.

The mother and daughter were due to check out of their Palmerston North Motel on 27th April.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 5:02 am

Charities are being asked to register with UCOL if they are interested in receiving priority opportunities to purchase items built by UCOL students, such as houses. UCOL students build houses to an almost compete stage as part of their fit-for-purpose and work ready studies.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 4:28 am

As the school holidays come to a close, Hawkes Bay Police are reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads and around schools from next week.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 4:20 am

The media advisory sent out this afternoon regarding the Council’s Local Alcohol Policy incorrectly referenced an "on-licence business" in the second paragraph. The following version has been updated and is correct.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 4:12 am

Anyone wanting a last minute photo of the King Tawhiao sign at the northern entrance to Taumarunui needs to take it over the weekend as weather permitting it will be coming down on Monday (2 May) to make way for a new one.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 4:00 am

North Shore residents can look forward to a simpler, better connected, and more frequent bus network which reflects the community’s needs, as the final decisions on the New Network for the North Shore were released today.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 4:00 am

Federated Farmers welcomes the Government’s announcement today that funding of $303 million will be used over four years to combine rural and urban fire services.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 3:46 am

Auckland Police have arrested and charged two people with possession of approximately $120,000 of methamphetamine for supply.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 3:40 am

The Auckland District Court has today awarded $13,249.20 as a contribution towards Auckland Council’s costs incurred while recouping unpaid rates from Kingsland resident Penny Bright.

Author: Fuseworks Media
Posted: April 29, 2016, 3:30 am