All Blacks Sevens Coach Clark Laidlaw has named his team for the Sydney leg of the HSBC Men’s Sevens Series.
Please attribute to Sergeant Cory Ubels, Serious Crash Unit: Police today acknowledge the sentence passed down in Waitakere District Court following a bus crash near Gisborne on Christmas Eve 2016. Three people died following this event.
A scene examination has been completed by Police and Fire investigators at the site of yesterday’s dwelling fire on a rural property on Domain Road, Lake Hawea. This has determined that the fire was not suspicious. The remains found within the dwelling are human. They have been removed from the site and are being transported to Christchurch for post mortem and formal identification.
Two kayakers, a 59 year old and 29 year old father and son, have been rescued from Wellington Harbour after getting into trouble while out fishing. The pair left Petone this morning, both wearing lifejackets and each had a mobile phone in a waterproof plastic bag. The weather deteriorated and when they were around 200 metres off shore one of the kayakers became swamped by a wave and overturned.
Christchurch City Council will consider a report tomorrow which recommends it treat the city’s water supply with chlorine until work has been completed on upgrading the below ground well heads.
Mature students need to be better prepared for the expectations, language, culture and technological demands of academia before they set foot in a lecture theatre, new research reveals.
Keen film goers will get a second chance to see two popular movies at the Arts Centre.
Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin today announced the opening of the 2017/18 Lottery Significant Projects funding round.
Attributable to Inspector Olaf Jensen, Area Commander, Otago Lakes District: The search for skydiver Tyler Nii in Lake Wakatipu has been suspended. The Police National Dive Squad completed the final phase of their sonar search yesterday, and unfortunately have not located Tyler.
Please attribute to Constable Laura Blummont Hawke’s Bay Police are investigating the theft of $150,000 worth of tractors and gear used by orchardists. We need the public’s help to solve this crime, and would appreciate any sightings of the items shown in the attached pictures.
Maritime Police would like to remind boaties that they must carry lifejackets on board at all times. The reminder comes as three out of six boats on Auckland’s North Shore which were checked this morning, were found not to be carrying any lifejackets at all. “Every vessel must carry a fit-for-purpose lifejacket for every passenger on board. And if you’re in a vessel that is less than 6 metres long you must be wearing it,” said Senior Constable Peter Comer, Auckland Maritime Police. “The weather is warm and a lot of people are still on holiday which means there are more boaties out on the water. We want people to enjoy themselves, but to do it safely and encourage all boaties to follow the Boating Safety Code – it could save your life,” he said.
The 59-year-old Dunedin man who went missing yesterday returned safely to Waikari Hospital early this morning. Issued by Police Media Centre
Police are looking for 48-year-old Elenoa Phillips who was reported missing on Monday 8 January 2018. She was last seen leaving her home address in Hamilton on Thursday 4 December 2017 at approximately 10pm, driving a grey Toyota Camry. She had told her flatmate that she was going to meet family however she failed to return home.
Black Ferns Sevens Coach Allan Bunting has named his 12 players for the Sydney leg of the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series.
Spencer Beach Holiday Park’s upgraded facilities and new family-friendly vibe are hitting the spot with holidaymakers.
Summer is ‘boaty bag’ season in the Bay of Islands with up to 400 boaty bags being handed out to remind boaties of their responsibilities on the water and land.
The Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species (GRIIS) is the first open-access, evidence-based information platform for invasive species which threaten the survival of mammals, birds and plants across the globe.
ANZ is taking a stand against racism in New Zealand by being the first business to join the Human Rights Commission’s ‘Give Nothing To Racism’ campaign.
The number of online job advertisements rose by 0.7 per cent in the month of December 2017 and 7.6 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release.
Police can now name the man who died following a crash in Castlecliff, Whanganui on Friday 19 January. He was 23-year-old local man Isaac Oldale. Police extend their condolences to his family.
Springbok and Lions wing Courtnal Skosan could miss the complete 2018 rugby season after sustaining an ACL tear during Lions training on Monday.
Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan A man’s due in court today after Police responded to an aggravated robbery in The Square, Palmerston North yesterday. Police were called to Main St just after 3pm when cash and a phone were taken from a young male by a person who was seen with a pistol.
Imagine sending a spacecraft the size of an airline cabin bag to the Moon – what would you have it do? ESA issued that challenge to European teams last year, and two winners have now been chosen.
A survey of New Zealanders who work and volunteer as wildlife rehabilitators has found that most are able to keep a healthy balance despite the pressures of the role.
Dunedin Police are appealing for sightings of 59-year-old Trevor Pont who has been missing since early this morning in the Wakari area. Mr Pont was last seen leaving Wakari Hospital grounds at around 6am this morning. He was later observed walking down City Road towards town.
Police can now release the name of the motorcyclist who died following the crash on Whangamata Road, Kinloch near Taupo on Saturday January 20. He was 65 year old Mark Frecklington from Auckland. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
State Highway 46, Rangipo is closed due to surface flooding. The road is closed between Mcdonnells Redoubt Road and Otukou Road. Seven people have been evacuated from a house on the road.
A fluffy new Royal cam star hatched last night in the northern royal albatross breeding colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula.
Attribute to Detective Regan Fahey Winton Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported assault on the corner of Park and Prince Street on Monday (January 22). Anyone who was in the area at around 6.30pm and saw an altercation between two males is being urged to contact Winton Police on (03) 236 606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police can now release the name of the woman who died following a crash on State Highway One, in Horowhenua, on Thursday 18 January 2018. She was Nicola Baillie, 51-years-old from Palmerston North. The Serious Crash Unit investigation is ongoing.
At approximately 11:20am Police were called to assist with a fire in a non-mobile house bus used as a dwelling on a rural property on Domain Road, Lake Hawea. Fire and Emergency NZ have put the blaze out and located possible human remains within the dwelling however, this is yet to be confirmed by a forensic pathologist. Police and Fire will carry out a scene examination tomorrow morning.
Inquiry to improve mental health services
New engineering assessments of Christchurch’s wells have revealed some of them may be susceptible to contamination, particularly in heavy rainfall events.
Trampers crossing the Waiau Pass between Nelson Lakes National Park and St James Conservation Area will find the new 6-bunk hut Waiau Hut a welcome sight at the end of their 15 km trek.
Police have today completed the formal identification of the body found on Awatoto Beach on Friday 19 January.
We can now confirm that it is missing 32-year-old French man Pierre Antoine Paludet.
Mr Paludet’s family has been advised and arrangements will be made to return him home to them.
Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway, and Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, are reconvening the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Pr
As kids head on back to school next week we want parents to take the time to check they’re up to speed with road safety.
“The summer holidays are long and that means some children might have forgotten some of the basic rules they need to follow to keep themselves safe,” says Inspector Peter McKennie, Manager of Operations for Road Policing.
“Add to that their excitement about returning to school and seeing their friends and this can mean they will be less alert to the traffic dangers around them.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has asked the Secretary for Education to appoint a Commissioner to take over the governance of Hato Petera College, he said today.
Police and Fire and Emergency NZ are today continuing to examine the scene of a fatal fire on Wesley Street, Dunedin.
ESR is providing assistance at the scene also.
We expect to be able to remove the bodies of the deceased from the house this afternoon, and post mortems will be done tomorrow.
Individuals, groups and businesses have a novel opportunity to help boost conservation in New Zealand – by adopting a Fiordland Valley.
A range of free family-friendly activities will be on offer in Christchurch’s newest park this Sunday.
Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced today that the 2018 Aotearoa Bike Challenge, the month
From 1962 to 1979, the U.S. Navy maintained a small nuclear power plant at the McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The risk of radiation exposure for those working in the vicinity of the power plant as low. Read the reports.
There are substantial gaps between expert recommendations and public knowledge about risk factors for cancer, though these gaps are closing for some cancer types, according to new University of Otago research.
How do we create and interpret certain words? One of the world’s leading authorities on compound words, Emeritus Professor Laurie Bauer from Victoria’s School of Linguistics and Applied Language, puts the pieces of the puzzle together.
Bulls coach, and former All Blacks coach, John Mitchell has dropped 13-Test halfback Rudy Paige from his side for the 2018 Investec Super Rugby campaign.
Parents and children are being urged to take a “devices down, heads up” approach to the journey between school and home.
Blitzbok veteran Kyle Brown has achieved many things on the HSBC World Sevens circuit but he has never played the Sydney Sevens.
New Zealand’s position as 10th worst nation for creating urban waste per capita is shameful, says Associate Env
Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran says the new Hawaiki Transpacific cable system should be up and running by mid-year, improving and enhancing New Zealand’s international connectivity.
The Opawa community will get a new building to house its voluntary library following Christchurch City Council’s decision to invest in a new facility rather than repair the old.
A 58-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder in relation to a stabbing at a house in Picton Avenue, Riccarton yesterday.
The woman is scheduled to appear in Christchurch District Court this morning. She is also charged with wilfully damaging property.
At 6:53pm tonight Police were called to a crash between a car and a logging truck on Ash Pit Road, Rerewhakaaitu, Bay of Plenty. The driver of the car has died at the scene. The truck driver was uninjured in the crash. The Police Serious Crash Unit is investigating and while a scene examination is carried out Ash Pit Road, between Republican and Rerewhakaaitu Roads, will be closed.
Attribute to Detective Alan Lee Wanaka Police are appealing for sightings of black Mazda ute following an assault at Puzzling World on Saturday afternoon (20 January). At around 3.30pm three men assaulted an Australian tourist when he intervened in what appeared to be a racially targeted verbal altercation.
Police can now name the woman who was killed in a crash in Alexandra on Friday 19 January 2018 around 12:50pm. She was 85-year-old Valerie May McGrath of Alexandra. Police apologise for earlier reporting that she was 86-years-old.
Things are heating up in Christchurch as temperatures soar and buskers set the streets alight, boosting business in the city.
Please attribute to Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe, Auckland City Police Police are continuing to investigate two incidents over the weekend on Tripoli Rd, Panmure which resulted in a number of people being injured. Police increased patrols in the area last night and there were no incidents of note overnight.
Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Leairne Dow: Police are investigating after a man was assaulted at an address on Picton Ave, Riccarton, around 1:00pm this afternoon. The man is believed to have been stabbed and has been taken to hospital with critical injuries.
New Zealand women and their babies are at greater risk of vitamin D deficiency and current health guidelines fall short of curbing this detrimental trend, new University of Otago research shows.
Police are working with Fire and Emergency New Zealand to determine the cause of a fatal house fire in Wesley Street, Dunedin this morning.
Emergency services were called to the fire at around 5.20am.
When posted overseas for work, an increasing number of employees are choosing to leave their families behind, says Massey PhD candidate Jo Mutter.
Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Rhys Johnston, Far North Police Police enquiries have continued into the death of 58-year-old Christopher Vujcich, who died following an incident in Kaikohe on Friday evening. A post-mortem examination was conducted yesterday in Auckland.
Hurricanes blindside flanker Brad Shields will have the advantage of not having to take three years to qualify when taking up the chance to challenge for a place in England’s squad later this year.
Australia can’t wait to have their 65-Test loose forward David Pocock back in harness after a year-long sabbatical but they are going to have to wait a little longer before he returns to action.
Restoring stained glass windows broken in the earthquakes is a labour of love for a local artist and curator.
Diversions are being put in place on Castlepoint Road, Te Ore Ore, near Masterton following a serious crash this evening. A car has collided with a power pole just before 8:20pm, about 1km north of the intersection with Masterton Stronvar Road. Two people are injured, one seriously and one critically, and were being transported to hospital.
21 January 2018
The New Zealand Space Agency at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has welcomed Rocket Lab’s successful second test rocket launch into space from the Mahia Peninsula.
Please attribute to Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe Police are continuing to investigate two incidents on Tripoli Road, Panmure. In the early hours of Saturday a car struck a group of people. Later that day, before midnight, three people were attacked at a house.
Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Ford: Christchurch Police are currently investigating a serious assault that occurred on Sewell Street, Linwood last night, Saturday 20 January. The assault occurred around 11:10pm and the victim is now in Christchurch hospital with serious head injuries.
Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe will be conducting a media stand-up this afternoon, regarding two incidents in Tripoli Road, Panmure this weekend. The stand-up will be held at the scene in Tripoli Road, Panmure at 3.30pm. This will be the only opportunity today to speak to Detective Inspector Pascoe regarding the incidents.
Llanelli made the Champions Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2007 when beating Toulon 30-27 at Stradey Park.
Police were called to reports of a large group of people fighting at an address in Tripoli Road, Panmure at 11.30pm on Saturday, 20 January.
It appears that a group of people had entered the house, confronting the occupants and damaging property.
A motorcyclist injured in a crash on Whangamata Road, Kinloch yesterday afternoon has died in hospital overnight.
The crash occurred at around 2.20pm on Saturday 20 January, and involved the motorcycle and a car.
Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Rhys Johnston, Far North Police: A man has been charged in relation to the death of a Kaikohe man, after an incident in the Northland town on Friday evening. Christopher Vujcich, 58, died in Bay of Islands Hospital this morning.
Looking to regain some of their former stature, the Sharks believe the competition for places in their playing XV will be a big boost for the side in Investec Super Rugby in 2018.
A 48-year-old Te Atatu man is facing a number of charges after a significant amount of cash, weapons and methamphetamine were found at a property in Te Atatu Peninsula yesterday.
Police were initially called shortly before 11am yesterday, to reports of two men fighting with golf clubs at a Te Atatu address.
On attendance, police observed drugs at the address and therefore conducted a full search of the property.
Please attribute to Constable Sean Keeley, Waikato Search and Rescue: Police and LandSAR are continuing their search for 84-year-old Raymond Stirling today, who was last seen on 15 January. Police and Mr Stirling’s family are extremely concerned for his welfare, as Mr Stirling is frail and suffers from mild dementia.