Serious crash – Mount Maunganui

Totara Street in Mount Maunganui is closed following a serious crash between a truck and a motorcycle. Police were called to the crash between State Highway 2 (Hewletts Road) and Waimarie Street at approximately 9:30am. The road is closed while emergency services respond.

Fatal crash, Mount Maunganui

The motorcyclist invovled in a crash with a truck on Totara Street, Mount Maunganui, has died at the scene. The Police Serious Crash Unit is investigating and the road will be closed for some time.  We ask that motorists avoid the area where possible and are patient if they experience delays.

111 mobile caller location extended to iOS

MBIE Deputy Chief Executive Brad Ward today announced New Zealand has gone live with Advanced Mobile Location (AML) for iOS, which is an important extension to the successful Emergency Caller Location Information (ECLI) service and is deployed as part of Apple’s global release of iOS 11.3.

Support for Taranaki Crossing experience

An ambitious plan to enable more people to enjoy the beauty of Mt Taranaki and strengthen connections to its natural and cultural heritage has been announced by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage.

Taranaki’s Action Plan to modernise its economy

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest up to $20 million to help future-proof the Taranaki region by diversifying its economy, creating additional jobs and leveraging off the strong base the region has established through its oil, gas and agricultural sectors.

A letter from Chair Sir Anand Satyanand

This week the Chair of the Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care, Sir Anand Satyanand published the following letter, asking all New Zealanders to share their views on the draft Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission to define the scope and purpose of the inquiry.

Pivac’s stocks rise as Llanelli soar

In a week in which New Zealand’s dominance of coaching positions in Britain and France has been highlighted, another Kiwi, Wayne Pivac is firming as a favourite to take Warren Gatland’s place as coach of Wales.

Five fierce French rivals

Beating France may have been easier in recent years, not least at the 2015 Rugby World Cup when the All Blacks unleashed a 62-13 thrashing in the Cardiff quarterfinal that exorcised a lot of demons from previous World Cups, but collectively French sides have been New Zealand’s banana skin side.

Anzac Day Advertising Guidelines

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage provides guidelines about the use of the word Anzac in advertising. The guidelines prohibit the use of the word Anzac in trade or business unless approval has been given by the minister for arts, culture and heritage and the governor-general.

Advertising Self-Regulation Summit a Success

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently held a Summit in Auckland focussing on the value of advertising self-regulation. The ASA celebrates its 45th anniversary this year and took this opportunity to gather over 60 major advertisers, agencies and media organisations together to acknowledge the work of the ASA in supporting responsible advertising.

The Viking, the dragon and the god of thunder

Scandinavian mythology stories are rich in fantastic creatures, and a Nordic astronaut is about to write a new chapter as Space Viking Andreas Mogensen monitors the arrival of the Dragon cargo vessel at the International Space Station next week. The p…

Antarctica loses grip

ESA’s CryoSat mission has revealed that, over the last seven years, Antarctica has lost an area of underwater ice the size of Greater London. This is because warm ocean water beneath the continent’s floating margins is eating away at the ice attached…

SWiS evaluation released

Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) is a government-funded, community social work service available in most decile 1-3 primary and intermediate schools and kura kaupapa Māori.

2018 ANZAC Day Services in Canada

Each year in Ottawa, the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions host a commemorative ANZAC Day ceremony on 25th April. See information about this and other services being held around Canada to mark this important day.

Christchurch woman found

The 46 year old Christchurch woman who had been reported missing has been found safe and well. She was found by a member of the public who called Police. Police would like to thank the community for their assistance. 

Aggravated robbery of cash-in-transit van on the North Shore

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Marcia Murray, North Shore Area Investigations Manager: Police are appealing to the public for information following an incident in Milford yesterday afternoon where two offenders have carried out an aggravated robbery of a cash-in-transit van. The incident took place around 1.05pm behind the Milford Shops on Kitchener Rd on the North Shore.

Incident on Harbour Bridge

Police and emergency services are currently at the scene of an incident on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge. The clip on lanes of the bridge heading into the city are closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible as there will be delays. No further information is available at this time.

UPDATE on incident on Harbour Bridge

Police have now reopened the clip on lanes city bound on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge following an incident this afternoon. Police have recovered the body of a man from the Waitemata Harbour. There are no suspicious circumstances and the matter will be referred to the Coroner.

Name release – SH 1, Karapiro crash

Police can now release the name of the man killed in a crash on State Highway 1, Karapiro, on Thursday 5 April.
He was Gregory William Brown, 43, from Karapiro.
Our thoughts are with Gregory’s family and friends at this time.
The crash is being investigated by the Serious Crash Unit.
Issued by Police Media Centre. 

Marine search and rescue exercise near Porirua tomorrow

Please attribute to Sergeant Craig Pickering, Wellington Police Maritime Unit This Saturday, 7 April 2018, Wellington will be holding its Marine SAREX, which is a day-long marine search and rescue exercise based on the Mana coastline.
Teams will be deployed into search areas determined by the weather and tide conditions on the day. This is an opportunity for Wellington District Police to engage with SAR partners in planning, implementing and evaluating a functional SAREX.

Search to begin this morning for missing hunters

Police and LandSAR will be coordinating a search this morning for a father and son who are missing in the bush near Opotiki. At around 8pm last night Police were alerted to the fact the pair had not returned from their hunting trip on the Goldsmiths Track in the Waioeka Gorge. The pair are experienced hunters but weren’t prepared for an overnight stay.