Manawatu-Whanganui

Missing fisherman Peter Koziol - info sought

Hawke's Bay Police are looking for information in relation to a missing 55-year-old Palmerston North man, Peter Koziol, who was last seen on Monday 10 December 2018. Peter left Palmerston North early Monday and planned to fish the Waipawa River. He...... Read More

Missing fisherman - have you seen Peter Koziol?

Police in Hawke's Bay are seeking the public's assistance to locate 55-year-old Peter Koziol who was last seen by friends on Sunday 9 December.  "Mr Koziol is from Palmerston North and was last believed to be fly-fishing on the Waipawa...... Read More

Police committed to solving Lois Tolley case

Two years ago, late in the evening of Friday 9 December 2016, four people violently smashed their way into Lois Tolley’s home on Ward Street in Upper Hutt. Lois, aged 30, was in her lounge alone at the time, and had no chance of defending herself...... Read More

Lower Hutt hard-hit by affordable housing shortage

A housing crisis in Lower Hutt is being exacerbated by people moving into the city from nearby Wellington in search of cheaper rent. Homelessness in the city has got so bad almost half of the Wellington region's emergency housing grants are being...... Read More

Police partner with MTA to reduce trailer theft

Central District Police and Motor Trade Association (MTA) have partnered to implement a project aimed at reducing theft of trailers. In 2017 nearly 200 trailers were stolen in Central District, which covers Taranaki, Whanganui, Ruapehu and the wider...... Read More

Whanganui DHB embraces Safe Sleep Day

‘Make every sleep a safe sleep’ - that’s the message Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is urging families of young children to take on board to avoid the risks associated with Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI). WDHB is...... Read More

Witnesses sought to Masterton shooting

Two local people have been arrested after a firearms incident in Masterton at about 9pm on Sunday. Police are seeking witnesses to the shooting which happened on Dixon Street, near Norris Way last night. A woman received serious wounds to her...... Read More

One person injured in firearms incident

One person has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a firearms incident in Masterton. The incident was reported to Police just after 9pm on Sunday. Police have released limited details about the shooting. A police spokesperson...... Read More

Horowhenua District Council’s boundaries could shrink

The Local Government Commission has agreed there is a case to argue for shifting boundaries in the central North Island. Several hundred rural households are pushing to be included in Palmerston North City Council's boundaries. They want out of...... Read More

Ōtaki wants to stamp out meth use

Residents in the Kāpiti town of Ōtaki are calling for change as it grapples with a methamphetamine epidemic. Around 200 people marched through the town today in protest at the damage caused to their community by the drug. A coffin was carried during...... Read More