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Car collides with power pole in South Auckland

Counties Manukau Police are attending to a crash on Whitford Road, Auckland where a car has collided with a power pole. The power pole has fallen down. One person has been taken to Middlemore Hospital with moderate injuries.  Whitford Road is...... Read More

UPDATE: Karangahake Gorge crash

 NZTA reports both lanes of the road are now open. A police spokesperson says three other people received minor injuries in the crash, in addition to one person who was seriously injured. EARLIER: A crash involving multiple vehicles has closed...... Read More

Serious crash on Napier-Taupo road

Emergency services were notified of a serious crash on State Highway 5, near Te Haroto, about 4:20pm. Two vehicles were involved, and it's understood there are multiple injuries. The road is completely blocked while emergency services attend the...... Read More

100 plus serious criminals walking free

Reports that over 100 serious criminals have escaped justice in South Auckland demands urgent answers from National Cabinet Ministers Paula Bennett, Amy Adams and Chris Finlayson, says New Zealand First. “Today’s Sunday Star-Times goes...... Read More

Next generation Roads of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “Our country is growing and we are committed to building world-class infrastructure to encourage that growth...... Read More

Crash closes Karangahake Gorge

A crash involving multiple vehicles has closed the Karangahake Gorge this afternoon. A police spokesperson says the incident occurred between Waihi and Paeroa just before 1pm, and involved four vehicles. “One person is in a serious condition,...... Read More

Sir Colin Meads dies after cancer battle

All Black great Sir Colin Meads has died aged 81 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Prime Minister Bill English has acknowledged the rugby legend’s passing as ‘a sad day for New Zealand rugby and for New Zealand’. “I...... Read More

Maori seats a bottom line for TOP

In a speech at Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawhahia, Opportunities Party Leader Dr Gareth Morgan has made the retention of the Maori seats the party’s only bottom line for negotiations after the general election. He has promised TOP’s full...... Read More

Govt supports new opportunities for youth

New partnerships to support DINE Academy Boot Camps and the Limitless Programme will see more than $425,000 invested to create over 600 new youth development opportunities, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. Dine Academy Boot Camps offer leadership...... Read More

Rainfall above normal in July

July was a tumultuous month due to the passage of several active low pressure systems and consequently there were numerous high impact weather events throughout the month. The lower pressure than normal over the country led to more south-westerlies...... Read More