Ruatoria fatality appeal for information

Police now believe there were two vehicles that came into contact with Ruatoria man Nelson Hari, 25, who was found dead on the Tapuaeroa Rd near Ruatoria early Sunday morning. Detective Sergeant Kevin Ford says forensic examination of one vehicle...... Read More

Best duck season in seven years

Duck shooters in the Eastern Fish and Game region are being promised the best shooting in seven years, based on current duck numbers. Senior Fish and Game officer Matthew McDougall says trapping and population modelling tells them there are lots of...... Read More

Fatal in Ruatoria

UPDATE 9.51am: Police have published a correction to the story published earlier this morning. Police earlier stated that someone had been arrested in relation to a hit-and-run in Ruatoria. Nobody has been arrested in relation to the incident, which...... Read More

Power still out in the East Coast

Around 400 homes are without power in the East Coast/Gisborne area after Cyclone Cook ripped through the region. In the East Coast the areas affected are: Waikura Valley, Kopuapounamu/Whakaangiangi, Waiomatatini, Makarika/Hiruharama, Te Puia/Waipiro...... Read More

Hundreds facing Easter Weekend without power

Around 350 properties in the Gisborne area are facing the grim prospect of an Easter Weekend without power as the fall-out from Cylone Cook continues. The Eastland Network customers have been assured that restoration work will resume early on Satruday morning,...... Read More

Travel warning in Hawke’s Bay and Tairawhiti

The emergency services are tonight warning motorists to avoid travel across the Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne/Tairawhiti regions after numerous roads were blocked as a result of the weather. A police statement says many roads are "partially...... Read More

Lake Wanaka at lowest level in three years

Lake Wanaka is at its lowest level in three years after only 54mm of rainfall in Wanaka during the past few months. At just 276.374m above sea level at the beginning of the week, it is the lowest the lake has been since April 14, 2014. The heavy...... Read More

Man dies after forestry accident near Gisborne

A man has died following a workplace accident on a forestry block north of Gisborne yesterday. The emergency services were alerted to the incident on Tarndale Road in Whatatutu on Wednesday afternoon. Senior Sergeant Mike Stevenson, of Eastern District...... Read More

A dozen arrests in large-scale drug bust

Eastern District Police have concluded a ten month operation to prevent the ongoing supply of methamphetamine and cannabis in Wairoa and Gisborne communities. The undercover operation, which started back in June 2016, concluded ealier today with...... Read More

Gisborne dairy robber- police looking for offender

Gisborne Police are looking for a man who held up a local dairy with a weapon early this morning. The man walked into the Huxley Road Dairy at around 6.15am this morning armed with a long sharp weapon.  He threatened the shop worker and...... Read More