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From medallist to title holder

A dominant performance by David “The Great White” Light at a sold-out ABA stadium in Auckland on Saturday evening saw the 26-year-old take home the vacant PBCNZ Cruiserweight title, after defeating Cory Enoka via referee stoppage in the...... Read More

Blessing held at site of new station

A blessing was held at the site of the new Hastings Police station yesterday to mark the start of the construction process. Construction of the three storey state-of-the-art facility will begin with the demolition of the old courthouse building on...... Read More

Government to help fund services for Veterans

Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has today welcomed the announcement of $1.1 million in grant payments over the next four years for the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RSA) and No Duff Charitable Trust. The funding will see $250,000...... Read More

Speed signs to be installed at location of fatal crash

Signs advising less speed are being put on a Hawke's Bay country road where a man crashed a stolen car and died. A coroner's report has found that Glennard Hirini Gotty drove too fast around a bend on White Road, north of Waipawa in May last...... Read More

Whanganui death name release

Police can now release the name of the man found dead at a Wikitoria Road property in Whanganui on Sunday. He was 53-year-old local man James Butler. "Police extend our sympathies to his family and friends at this time." The homicide investigation...... Read More

Police appeal for witnesses to hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run incident that occurred on 30 March 2018. At about 11.10pm on Friday 30 March 2018, a motor vehicle struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Karangahape Road and Ponsonby Road, Grafton. The driver...... Read More

Search for missing fisherman – boat reported found

The inflatable boat used by the fisherman missing since Thursday off the Karikari Peninsula in Northland has been found. The inflatable boat was found upright on the water by another boatie around 10.30 am on Saturday. Its discovery was reported to...... Read More

Pike River families will have closure - departing mayor

The Grey District mayor says the families of the men killed in the 2010 Pike River disaster will have closure before he retires. Tony Kokshoorn has served 21 years at the council on the West Coast but will retire from politics when his current term...... Read More

Hawera Cinemas bans pyjamas, dirty boots

A Taranaki cinema's ban on wearing pyjamas, onesies and dirty boots to screenings - and the public support and opposition to the move - has made global headlines. Hawera Cinemas said it had seen an increasing number of patrons attending in nightwear...... Read More

Drivers failing to make it click

NZ Transport Agency and NZ Police welcome the AA research report findings that identify those groups of people who aren’t wearing seatbelts. “For most people it’s a habitual thing; you get into your car and you put on your seatbelt. "But...... Read More

Hundreds of Whangarei swimming pool fences may be illegal

Hundreds of swimming pools in Whangarei may be illegal because their fences don't comply with the Building Act. The Whangarei District Council has launched an investigation after a random audit found a high percentage of pool fences were unsafe. Chief...... Read More

Farmers give thumbs down to new taxes

Any move to introduce a capital gains, land or environment tax will meet stiff opposition from farmers, a Federated Farmers survey shows. The Federation asked its members for their views last month, to help inform the farmer group’s submission...... Read More

Big high for Anzac Day before weekend low

A big high will be centred over New Zealand on Anzac Day bringing mainly dry weather across the country and mostly light winds ahead of two lows this weekend. The biggest risk for wet weather is in the form of a very early drizzle patch mainly in areas...... Read More

Police investigating overnight crime spree

Police are investigating a crime spree across Auckland overnight where offenders from two vehicles are linked to three aggravated burglaries. Police enquiries are underway following aggravated burglary incidents at service stations in Ormiston, Te...... Read More

Police name man killed in Dannevirke crash

Police can now release the name of the man who died in a two car crash on SH2 north of Dannevirke at around 6:30am on Thursday 19 April. He was 65-year-old Coleman Junior Marsh of Dannevirke. "Police’s thoughts are with his family and friends,"...... Read More

Puppy stolen from New Lynn

Police have released CCTV footage and are looking to identify a person that we believe can help us with our enquiries regarding a puppy that was stolen in New Lynn on Wednesday. The six-month-old Cavoodle named Bowie, was tied up adjacent to a burger...... Read More

Nine nabbed in synthetic drug raids

A police operation targeting the manufacturing and distribution of synthetic cannabis and money laundering has resulted in nine arrests this morning – eight in Tauranga and one in West Auckland.     Police this morning conducted search...... Read More

Toxic shock risks higher from menstrual cups

Menstrual cups are more likely to cause rare toxic shock syndrome than tampons and should be sterilised between use, new research shows. The study, published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, tested eleven types of tampons and four menstrual...... Read More

House fire reveals drug paraphernalia

Police have been called in after drug paraphernalia was discovered at a Taupo proeprty following a house fire. Fire crews were called to the blaze on Hinemoa Ave around 9.15pm. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Scott Osmond says firefighters...... Read More