The Ministry for Primary Industries is asking farmers to be ready for new bobby calf regulations coming in this season.
The Ministry for Primary industries believes that illegal recreational set-netting is to blame for the death of a Hector’s dolphin on the West Coast earlier this year.
A labour hire company working on asparagus farms in the Waikato must pay $58,818.02 after being caught twice by the Labour Inspectorate failing to keep employment records.
Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee will today travel to Cuba to meet with his counterpart before attending the Pacific Alliance Summit in Colombia.
Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner today opened the Mollett Street block of Christchurch’s South Frame, which includes new laneways, people-friendly public spaces and New Zealand’s first ‘Raining Poetry’ installation.
Finance Minister Steven Joyce and the Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee have today announced plans to simplify and improve the EQC scheme for New Zealanders.
Muslim New Zealanders will today celebrate the Islamic festival Eid ul-Fitr following the sighting of the new moon and will come together to celebrate at Parliament next week, Minister for Ethnic Communities Judith Collins says.
Trade Minister Todd McClay says he believes the time is right to launch trade talks with Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia as part of the Government’s push for better access in Latin America.
A search and rescue operation has been launched in Edendale, Southland after a fisherman was reported overdue late yesterday. The man was believed to be fishing off rocks in the Fort Rose, Stirling Point area yesterday. Police visited the area last night and the man’s car and some fishing equipment was found. A search was launched last night and a helicopter assisted with the search however nothing was found.
Police are now in a position to name the person who died following a crash on SH1, Karitane on Friday. She was 60-year-old Janice Rosina Byrne of Karitane. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and the Karitane community.
Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Greg Sowter, Auckland City Police. Police are currently in attendance at an incident on Rosebank Road in Avondale. Rosebank Road has been reduced to one lane between the Patiki Road round-about and Timothy Place.
The woman who died following a crash on SH1, Karitane on Friday was Janis Rosina Byrne. Her first name was incorrectly given as Janice in the earlier media release. We apologise for the error.
Police can now confirm that the pedestrian who was struck by a car at the intersection of Colemans Road and Orchard Lane has since died from his injuries. The crash happened on Monday 19 June and the man died in hospital on 24 June. The pedestrian killed was 30-year-old Joseph Benjamin Burtogg of Blenheim.
Police are warning motorists to drive with extreme caution following three crashes on Southland’s icy roads this morning. Two cars have slipped off the road on the Te Anau-Mossburn Highway by Gorge Hill since 9:30am. Another car crashed on Cardrona Valley Road at approximately 8am. There are no significant injuries, however those involved are shaken and the vehicles have been towed.
A man has drowned at Muriwai beach this afternoon. Emergency services were called to attend at approximately 4pm after a member of the public found him on the beach. It is believed he had been out kitesurfing.
Police continue to be impressed with fans attending matches in the DHL NZ Lions series, with a well-behaved and enthusiastic crowd at tonight’s first test at Eden Park. Inspector Gary Davey said there had been very few issues with the capacity crowd at the stadium or at the various fan zones and bars where fans congregated before the game. Police evicted three people from the ground and arrested another person for invading the pitch after full time.
Auckland Police are investigating after a cash in transit van was robbed outside Eden Park overnight. The incident happened at 12.40am this morning when two men armed with firearms approached two staff at the stadium and demanded money. No-one was injured in the incident however cash was taken. All members of the public had left Eden Park by the time of the incident with only event and stadium staff still at the scene.
Palmerston North Police have made an arrest following a robbery at the Westend Store on Wednesday 21 June. A 26-year-old woman has been arrested and will be appearing in the Palmerston North District Court tomorrow charged with aggravated robbery and the aggravated wounding of the store owner. The store owner is in a stable condition but remains in hospital.
Bay of Plenty Police are responding to the death of a man at Kaituna River Mouth, Paengaroa, approximately 600m down the beach. Emergency services were called at approximately 1:30pm this afternoon, Sunday 25 June, 2017. The man was fishing at the time.
Southern Police are responding to an incident at Welshman’s Creek, northeast of Middlemarch, where a small plane has crashed. One person has serious injuries. Emergency services initially received a report of an overdue aircraft shortly after 2:00pm, Sunday 25 June, 2017.
One person has died and another has serious injuries following a plane crash at Welshman’s Creek, northeast of Middlemarch. The injured man has been taken to hospital. There are no further injuries. Police are working to inform next of kin and our thoughts are with the friends and family of those involved.
Waikato Police have cordoned off a roundabout in Huntly after a suspicious object was located on the centre island. Cordons are in place at Tainui Bridge Road, Tumate Mahuta Drive and George Drive. They are expected to be in place for at least three hours while Police await specialist assistance. Police are advising the public to avoid the area or take alternative routes if possible.
The cordons at a roundabout in Huntly have now been stood down. The New Zealand Defence Force bomb squad attended and destroyed the object. Police thank members of the public for their patience during this time.
Associate Minister of Transport Tim Macindoe welcomes a new high tech warning system, which will help to improve road safety, has been installed on State Highway 1 in the Waitaki District.
Construction data in greater Christchurch indicates building activity is still going strong, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says.
A joint initiative between the retail sector, the packaging industry and the Government to enable the recycling of soft plastics was launched in Dunedin today.
The Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund has awarded $30,000 towards a feasibility study to help Wellington Zoo continue to reach their sustainability targets, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today.
If you’re thinking of violating fishing rules in the Nelson region, you’d be wise to think twice.MPI Nelson fisheries officers have welcomed a faster, sleeker, more advanced patrol vessel to the fold – one that eliminates the need to go back to base to refuel or to carry fuel on board.
Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says a new breeding aviary for the world’s rarest wading bird, the black stilt, is about to be built in the Mackenzie Basin near Twizel.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an increase in interest in general practice amongst medical students is a promising trend.
The Government will shortly introduce legislation aimed at putting the Public Trust on an equal footing with private sector institutions.
Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has visited New Zealand Defence Force personnel training the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji near Baghdad.
Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and other Government Ministers are in Christchurch today to co-launch the refresh of the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy.
Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges today announced that the Government will provide $160,000 to support tourism strategy projects in Canterbury.
Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced $1.6 million funding for two workstreams to promote the uptake of digital technology across Canterbury and to take advantage of new value-add market opportunities.
The Government is investing $170,000 in a Canterbury initiative that connects secondary students with businesses who can transition them into further education, employment or training.
Economic Development and Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced an integrated approach to transport planning and infrastructure investment in Canterbury which will see central and local government working closely together.
Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointment of Dr Gareth Schott and Sandy Gill as members of the Film and Literature Board of Review, for new three-year terms along with the appointment of Rachael Schmidt-McCleave as President.
The Tarawera ultramarathon will receive an investment of $300,000 over the next two years to support the expansion of the internationally successful event, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges opened the Puari ki Papanui/Papanui Parallel cycleway in Christchurch today, marking the second cycleway in the city to be completed through the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced Christchurch’s $112 million Russley Road upgrade is on track to open early next year, several months ahead of schedule.
Students learning English as a second language will benefit from a further $9.4 million being made available under Budget 2017 to support schools over the next two years, says Education Minister Nikki Kaye.
Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is disappointed that a community group in Nelson, the Brook Valley Community Group, is legally challenging national regulations for pest control.
Today a refreshed economic development strategy for Canterbury was launched at an event in Christchurch. The Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy positions the region so that economic growth can continue once earthquake recovery and the rebuild cease to drive economic activity and employment. Government investment in Canterbury has been significant, with Government spending $14.3 billion on Canterbury earthquake costs by December 2016, and in the six months post the 2016 earthquake, contributing around $850 million to Kaikōura’s recovery and rebuild.
Police are now able to release the name of the man who died following a crash on Te Teko Road near Edgecumbe at 12:45pm yesterday. He was 24-year-old Owen Alexander Materi who had been living in Edgecumbe. Police’s thoughts are with Mr Materi’s family at this difficult time.
Police are now able to release the name of the woman who died after a vehicle collision on State Highway One, Lichfield yesterday. She was Jenny Hera Hughes, a 65 year old woman from Hamilton. Police were called to the scene at 2:15pm yesterday afternoon, following a collision between three cars and two trucks at a road works site,
Police can now name the person who died following an incident at a workplace in Rukuhia, Hamilton on Wednesday. The deceased can be named as 18-year-old Jacob Campbell Thomas Woods. Police extend their condolences to his family and his colleagues at this difficult time.
Police investigating the disappearance of Frederick ‘Rick’ Hayward of Hamilton will this morning hold a media stand-up. Detective Sergeant Andrew Saunders will be available to media at 10am at Hamilton Police Station.
Join fellow rugby fans to watch the All Blacks (hopefully) beat the Lions or enjoy some mud-slinging antics this weekend.
Police are appealing for witnesses, after two males have entered the Sunbeam Milk Bar, Coutts Road in Gore tonight at around 7.20pm and demanded money and cigarettes. They were unsuccessful in their attempt to rob the milk bar and ran off from the store. No one was injured. They were last seen running west on Coutts Road towards Robertson Street.
The driver of a truck, a woman in her 60s has died following a crash in Lichfield this afternoon. Police were called to attend the crash at 2.15pm today between three cars and two trucks at a road works site. SH1 is still closed as heavy haulage recovery vehicles are working at the scene. The road will be closed for at least another hour.
Police are currently looking for 36-year-old Jeremy Charles Judson (pictured), who has been reported missing by his family.
Jeremy was last seen on 11 June in the Newmarket/Epsom area, where he is known to have sometimes slept in a car.
Police are also appealing for sightings of that car – a black 2000 Honda Avancier stationwagon, registration FPC411.
Police are making fresh enquiries into the disappearance of 67-year-old Hamilton man Frederick “Rick’ Hayward.
He was last seen leaving his home around 5pm on Monday 2 September 2013, with the intention of travelling to the family bach in Raglan.
As revealed on Police Ten 7 on TV2 earlier this evening, after initially being treated as a missing person’s inquiry, new information has come to light.
Canterbury Police have apprehended five youth offenders following a robbery in Waikuku this morning. At approximately 4:15am, Thursday 22 June, 2017, Police were called to the Main North Road service station.
The New Zealand Food Awards is proud to announce Josh Scott has joined the technical judging panel to judge the craft beer group within the Countdown Alcoholic Beverage Category.
The new school facilities at Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland were opened this week on World Refugee Day.
Please attribute to Detective Superintendent Greg Williams: Police and Customs note the sentencing today of four people including two Taiwan nationals who were charged in relation to the importation, as well as conspiracy to import methamphetamine into New Zealand. In early 2015, a joint investigation involving Police and Customs was launched after it was discovered that a drug syndicate was operating, which involved Taiwanese nationals travelling to New Zealand under the guise of being tourists. They would receive packages which claimed to contain wine, when in reality they contained methamphetamine in a liquid form.
A vineyard labour contractor has been penalised $25,000 by the after a labour inspector found they failed to meet their obligation to keep employment records for a second time.
The Director-General of Health, Chai Chuah, is delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Austin as the new Group Manager – Health Workforce New Zealand.
Border sector Ministers have welcomed a new report by the Office of the Auditor-General published today on the use of information at New Zealand’s ports, and say their agencies will continue to work closely to protect our borders.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges says a major milestone has been reached this week in the Government’s effort to restore road and rail links to Kaikoura, with work crews estimating that the half-way point has been reached in the massive job of clearing the slips from the transport corridor north of Kaikoura.
Police remain on the scene of a serious crash on Te Teko Road this afternoon. The two car collision occured at 12:45pm. One of the drivers who was taken to Whakatane Hospital has since died.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the Wellington Hospitals Volunteer Service as the overall winner of the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.
This article by Professor Siah Hwee Ang, Victoria’s Chair in Business in Asia, was originally published in The Conversation.
Police and emergency services are currently in attendance at a serious crash on Te Teko Road between Edgecumbe and Te Teko. Police were called at 12:45pm when two vehicles have collided. One driver has been transported to Whakatane Hospital in a serious condition.
Please attribute to Inspector Matt Broderick, Acting Area Commander Hawke’s Bay: The rifle magazine that was reported lost yesterday following the execution of a search warrant in Napier has now been located. It has been located by Police and early indications are that it has not been tampered with.
Police will this evening announce a significant development in the investigation into the disappearance of Hamilton man Frederick “Rick’ Hayward. Mr Hayward was last seen leaving his home around 5pm on Monday 2 September 2013, with the intention of travelling to Raglan. New information has come to light which will feature tonight on Police Ten 7 on TV2 at 7.30pm.
Police have concerns for a missing 65-year-old Malaysian Man, Geok Yeo who went missing from Henderson around the Lincoln Road area on Friday 16 June, 2017. He left his home address by foot and may be using public transport. Geok was last seen wearing a blue/green tartan long sleeve fleece shirt, blue shoes and he was holding a small plastic bag.
Police are attending a fatal collision involving two trucks on State Highway 1, Lichfield, after emergency services were called at 2:15pm today. One person has died at the scene. SH 1 is closed between Wiltsdown Road and Ngatira Road. Diversions are in place.
Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Blair Hall, Area Response Manager:
The body of a person located in the remains of a Stoke house which caught fire early in the morning of 21 June has today been removed from the scene.
A post mortem will take place later this afternoon.
Police and Fire Service officers remain at the scene, working to establish the cause of the fire.
The first week of operational activity to remove flat oysters from Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island is ahead of schedule.
The University of Otago welcomes the newly announced 10-year strategy for health research in New Zealand, and is pleased by the joined-up approach planned by ministries and agencies for putting it in place.
Organisational results from Police’s independent annual voluntary Workplace Survey continue to show high levels of engagement and commitment amongst Police staff. Deputy Chief Executive People, Kaye Ryan said the 2017 survey, released today, showed similarly strong levels of engagement with the 2016 survey, with results dipping very slightly but remaining high and stable at just over 72%, with the organisation’s performance index also staying stable at just over 63%. “These results reflect that overall we continue to have a highly committed and motivated workforce, with the top rating response showing that 88.6% of staff remain strongly committed to the work they do.
Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed nearly 60 new frontline Corrections officers from all over the world who graduated today.
Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced New Zealand will provide a workshop in Barbados to help upskill the Caribbean in disaster risk management.
A Councillor working party is being re-established to consider whether the privately owned baches that sit on Christchurch City Council managed land in Taylors Mistake and Boulder Bay should be allowed to remain.
A concept design that incorporates ideas from local school children has been released for New Brighton’s planned new beachside playground.
The man who was the driving force behind the Botanic Gardens’ herbarium has been honoured by the Christchurch City Council.
The Council will give a heritage incentive grant of up to $362,675 to the owner of eight units in the old Duncan’s Building to help pay for the cost of conserving and maintaining the High St building’s historic façade.
Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Sears Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a commercial premises on Jackson Street, Petone. A man entered the TAB, between Scholes Lane and Nelson St, at 7.55pm last night.