Dive Squad unable to search for missing fisherman

The Police Dive Squad is unable to be deployed today in the search for fisherman Kieran Lynch. Bad weather has forced police to halt the search for Keiran, who has been missing since the Wendy J sank on Thursday September 14. It is hoped that weather...... Read More

Body found near the wreckage of the Wendy J

The Police National Dive squad have recovered a body near the wreckage of the Wendy J. The body was located yesterday afternoon. Police have yet to formally identify the body and is still in discussion with the families of the missing men, says Sergeant...... Read More

Canyon shows early signs of ecosystem recovery

NIWA scientists have found signs of recovery in the Kaikōura Canyon seabed, 10 months after powerful submarine landslides triggered by the November earthquake wiped out organisms living in and on the seabed. A team of...... Read More

$30k black market seafood operation

A Canterbury diesel mechanic and well-known local fisherman is to undergo electronic monitoring for four months after pleading guilty to running a lengthy black-market paua and rock lobster operation. Forty-five-year-old Sefton man Michael Andrew Dickson...... Read More

Search for missing West Coast boaties continues

The Police National Dive Squad is being deployed today to areas of interest in the search for two missing boaties on the West Coast. They are expected to focus on the areas around Smoothwater Bay and Homminy Cove, says Detective Constable Jayne Bretherton. "Two...... Read More

Kai Iwi bylaw submission hearing

The Kai Iwi lakes Navigation Safety Bylaw is now closer to being complete after Northland Regional Councillors Penny Smart, Rick Stolwerk and Paul Dimery heard submissions from the public in Dargaville. About 90 submissions were received. Of the...... Read More

Search for missing boaties continues

Police are continuing to search today for two men who are missing after their boat got into trouble near Smoothwater Bay on Thursday night. Today's search effort is being conducted by helicopter. "The Police National Dive Squad are en route...... Read More

Hazard boards put safety first

Angry dogs, concealed firearms, dirty needles: police officers work in some dangerous places - but many of them are getting safer with the introduction of crime scene hazard boards. The boards warn visitors of on-site hazards, potential harm and control...... Read More

Search postponed for missing boaties

There will be no searching this morning for the two men missing after their fishing boat got into trouble near Jackson Bay, due to weather conditions. Police say any further searching today will be weather-dependent. Police search teams are constantly...... Read More

Young sailors in contention

There were plenty of sore bodies after racing overnight at the Laser world championships in Croatia, and a fair degree of satisfaction as well as disappointment among the Kiwi contingent. Sam Meech continued his good form, collecting three second-placed...... Read More