One dead after car goes off bridge

Police and emergency services are in attendance at a fatal crash on Te Ore Ore Bideford Road, in Wairarapa. A car has gone off a bridge and the sole occupant of the vehicle has died. Te Ore Ore Bideford Road is closed from Masterton Castlepoint Road... Read More

Cash taken in aggravated robbery

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at the BP service station on Main Street, Palmerston North last night. At approximately 9.20pm a man entered the premises and presented a knife at the sole attendant in the shop while demanding cash and... Read More

Two bodies found overnight

  Two more bodies have been found by searchers looking for those missing after the charter fishing boat Francie capsised near the Kaipara Bar Saturday afternoon. Police and LandSAR recovered the body of one man around 1am on the shoreline, north... Read More

Baby's body found in Mangere Bridge

At 8.30am, a member of the public was walking through a reserve on Mona Avenue, Mangere Bridge when they have discovered the body of a baby. Police are yet to confirm any details but the deceased baby is believed to be very young, possibly a newborn,... Read More

Youths arrested after Raglan burglary

Waikato Police have arrested three people following search warrants in the Hamilton and Huntly areas. Two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old will appear in the Hamilton Youth Court today, on three charges of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and one charge... Read More

Pull the plug on state house sales

The collapse of the planned sell-off of state houses in Horowhenua is an opportunity for the Government to call time on its troubled state house sell off policy, says Labour's housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. The Government announced today it... Read More

Serious concerns for missing man

Police have serious concerns for the welfare of Mangere man, Junior Tavete who has been missing for over three weeks. He was last seen by work colleagues leaving Otara on the afternoon of Monday 31 October 2016, he never arrived home that evening and... Read More

Waikeria Prison PPP procurement

The Government has approved the procurement of a 1,500 bed facility at Waikeria Prison that will be designed, built, financed and maintained under a Public Private Partnership (PPP), Corrections Minister Judith Collins announced today. “Last month... Read More

Dead trampers in Tararua park

Two male trampers, aged 39 and 32, have today been found dead on a track in the Tararua Forest Park in Wairarapa. The men were reported overdue Sunday night at around 7:00pm by a family member says Wairarapa Area Commander Inspector Donna Howard. The... Read More

Crossbow assault in Wairarapa

Police are investigating a serious assault which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning (20 November) in south Wairarapa. At 3am, three men aged 18, 18 and 23 were confronted by a fourth man who fired a crossbow which struck the head of one of... Read More

Opinion Poll

What did you do when quake hit the Kaikoura area early last Monday morning and a tsunami warning was sent out?

Heeded the warning and quickly made our way to higher ground.
Didn't receive a tsunami warning at all.
Received a tsunami warning from Civil Defence but was too late - when we woke that morning.
Ignored the warning.

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