Fatal crash in Otaki

Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a car and a mobility scooter in Otaki. Emergency services were called to Waerenga Rd, between Aotaki St and Kowhai Court yesterday afternoon, just after 4.30pm. A 91-year-old man who was on the scooter died later in Palmerston North Hospital. His family has been informed.

Further information sought on SH5 house fire

At approximately 2:45am on Friday 17 March, 2017, there was a fatal house fire on State Highway 5, near the Rangitaiki Tavern between Taupo and Napier. Three people died. As part of the investigation, Police would like to speak to a man seen standing on the side of the highway near this area during the early hours of the Friday morning. 

Invercargill Police appeal for information on crash

Invercargill Police are appealing for information about a crash at the intersection of Crinan Street and Elles Road at approximately 9:30am today. A driver in a dark grey,  older model Japanese two door hatchback car, was travelling east on Crinan Street when they went through a give way sign at the intersection, colliding with a vehicle travelling south on Elles Road. The driver of the offending dark grey vehicle did not stop after the crash and drove off at speed from the scene. There was one other person in the vehicle with them.

UPDATE: Tongariro Search for Two Men

After an exhausting 10-day search for search and rescue staff and volunteers, a rāhui will remain on the area for the rest of the week. While the rāhui is in place, Police will be considering its next steps in our efforts to find the men. Unless there is a significant development this week, we do not intend to release further updates to media.

Police appeal for footage of train assault

Please attribute to Senior Constable Gene Smith, Auckland City Police. Police are continuing enquiries into the assault of two teenagers on a Western line train on Saturday 12 August, 2017. The teens were travelling from Britomart on the Western Line train between 5.00 – 6.30pm when they were assaulted by five men who were disguised wearing masks and aprons.

Encouraging new teachers in South Auckland

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has been granted exemption from the Initial Teacher Education moratorium that’s currently in place, so it can offer teacher training in South Auckland from the start of 2018, Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

Got a Trade? Got it Made!

Trades training and apprenticeships are in the spotlight this week as Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston launches Got a Trade? Got it Made! Week in Wellington today.

Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman

Housing supply in the Nelson-Tasman region has received a major boost with the establishment of 20 new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) with capacity for 1700 homes, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

$35m for advanced genomics research

The Government will invest up to $35 million over seven years in Genomics Aotearoa, a new collaborative science organisation supporting advanced genomics research, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today.

Start-up fund to be refocused

The Government’s Seed Co-investment Fund is being refocused to achieve greater commercial returns and provide better support to new start-up companies, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced.

Updated SSIF Investment Plan launched

MBIE has launched an updated Investment Plan for the Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF) which includes a new investment of $21 million over seven years for the Research Education and Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ).