Major Gisborne water leak fixed

The major water leak in Gisborne was caused by a faulty $50 seal on a pipe, mayor Meng Foon says. Gisborne District Council revealed yesterday just 24 hours of water was left in its reservoir storage after the leak was discovered in a pipe. The leak...... Read More

Danger signs as large swells batter BOP coast

People are being warned not to swim at Mount Main Beach as large swells continue to batter the east coast of New Zealand. The large swells are being caused by a tropical cyclone out in the North Eastern Pacific. NLSNZ National Lifesaving manager Allan...... Read More

15yo sentenced to life for murder of Kelly Donner

It can now be revealed that Haami Hanara, 15, was on bail for an earlier assault and robbery when he fatally stabbed 40-year-old Flaxmere man Kelly Donner four times in March last year. Hanara, who was 14 years old at the time, was convicted of murdering...... Read More

Hikurangi fault : Emergency response project rolls out

Increased pressure building on New Zealand's largest fault has kicked into motion a project for an emergency response plan. Research in recent years shows there is a greater likelihood of a rupture than first thought on the Hikurangi fault line,...... Read More

Truck driver killed in SH35 crash

Police can now confirm that the driver of a truck that crashed on State Highway 35 near Tokomaru Bay this morning was killed in the crash. Emergency services were called to the crash at 6.40am. The driver was the sole occupant of the truck, says a...... Read More

Road closed following truck crash on SH35

Emergency services are responding after a truck rolled on State Highway 35 (Waiapu Road) near Tokomaru Bay this morning. Police were notified at 6.40am that a truck had rolled down a bank between Mata Road and Kaiawha Road. There is no confirmed information...... Read More

Swimmer missing near Gisborne

A search is underway for a man seen swimming of Kaiti Beach in Gisborne last night. He went into the water about 9.45pm and has not been seen since. Aerial, sea and land searches were conducted until 1am and have resumed again this morning, says a...... Read More