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MPI prosecutions against fishers takes a dive

The number of prosecutions taken against commercial and recreational fishers has fallen dramatically. Figures provided to RNZ News by the Ministry for Primary Industries show a 20 percent drop in the number of cases making it to court in 2016, followed...... Read More

Motorcyclist dies following crash

A motorcyclist injured in a crash on Whangamata Road in Kinloch yesterday afternoon has died in hospital overnight.  Police say the crash occurred at around 2.20pm on Saturday, and involved the motorcycle and a car.  The motorcyclist was...... Read More

Arborist to pay $108,500 after woman hurt in tree felling

An arborist has been ordered to pay $108,500 after a woman was hurt when she walked into the path of a falling palm tree. A WorkSafe investigation found Stumpmaster Limited placed three cones in the area where it was cutting down a palm tree, but the...... Read More

’Have my emails disappeared’ asks Vodafone customer

After more than a month of back-and-forth with Vodafone, an Auckland local board member says he is still not receiving all the emails that are supposed to be forwarding from his old Vodafone address. Graeme Easte said he knew there was a problem in December...... Read More

Rocket Lab second test called off for today

Rocket Lab's attempt at its second test flight has been called off for the day after it was earlier stopped one minute before take-off due to a rogue ship entering the launch area. The company tried to make a second test flight of its Electron rocket...... Read More

Auckland woman reunited with stolen puppy

An Auckland woman whose puppy was ripped from her arms in an attack has been reunited with her pet. Two men attacked Grace Read in her driveway in Castor Bay on Monday and stole her nine-week-old rottweiler puppy Rosko. Police said they had found...... Read More

Multi-storey building blaze started in commercial kitchen

A large blaze in an multi-storey Auckland building started in one of the commercial kitchens inside the foodcourt. Emergency services were called to the scene on Kent St in Newmarket just before 3pm. More than 50 firefighters battled to extinguish...... Read More

Dunedin resthome evacuated after fire

A Dunedin resthome has been evacuated after a fire started in a bedroom. Fire and Emergency were called to the Woodhaugh Rest Home at 2.20pm. Five trucks and their crew are battling the blaze. A fire investigator has been notified. ... Read More

Stars of sailing to grace NZ’s biggest regatta

The Bay of Islands is gearing up to welcome over 100 boats and some big names next week, at the annual CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week regatta. Organisers are expecting one of the largest fleets ever recorded in the event’s16 year history. A...... Read More

Body found on Napier beach

A body was found on a Napier beach last night, more than a week after a French tourist went missing in the area. A police spokesperson says a member of the public contacted them at about 8.30pm saying they had found a body at Awatoto, just south of...... Read More