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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

Two people stabbed in Panmure incident

Three people have been injured - two of them stabbed - after police were called to reports of a large group of people fighting at an address in Tripoli Road, Panmure at 11.30pm on Saturday. It appears that a group of people had entered the house, confronting...... 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

Māori football teams win indigenous clash

Football, passion and culture took centre stage at the inaugural Trans-Tasman Clash of Culture series held in Auckland today. The Aotearoa Football men's and women's side proved too strong for their indigenous rivals - taking both wins at Papakura...... Read More

Crash at Fitzgerald Ave/Hereford St, Christchurch

Motorists are asked to avoid a central Christchurch intersection which is blocked due to a crash. A vehicle has reportedly flipped at the intersection of Fitzgerald Ave and Hereford Street around 8:30pm. There are no apparent injuries, however, the...... Read More

$500,000 celebration for two Lotto players

Two Auckland players will be feeling on top of the world right now after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.   The winning tickets were sold at Oneroa Four Square in Waiheke Island and Botany Junction...... 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

Knights T20 champions

The Northern Districts have won the domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, smashing Central Districts by nine wickets in the final. It took the Knights just under nine overs to chase down the Stags total of 99 at Hamilton's Seddon Park. Northern's...... 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