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One injured in Bay of Plenty crash

One person has been injured following a two car crash in Tauranga. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened just after 9am. "There has been a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mountain Road and Oropi Road at about 9.20am. "One...... Read More

DHB not filling 58 vacancies to save money

Middlemore Hospital is keeping 58 administration jobs unfilled as it struggles to save $18 million this year. The Counties Manukau District Health Board said not filling those jobs would save it $2.2m a year. None of the deliberately-unfilled jobs...... Read More

Two arrested in Bay of Plenty pursuit

Two people have been arrested following a pursuit across the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The pursuit led police from Rotorua to Kawerau and surrounding forestry areas. A police media spokesperson says it was initiated following a fleeing driver incident...... Read More

Bats come alive in Tuatara win

The Auckland Tuatara bats broke out of their slump in spectacular fashion on Friday night as they claimed a crucial 10-5 Australian Baseball League win over Geelong Korea. The Tuatara had 15 hits while belting three home runs on the evening with shortstop...... Read More

Juniors to hone their skills in the sand and sea

More than 400 young water-smart Kiwis will be enjoying Mount Maunganui’s Omanu Beach this weekend at one of the first Surf Life Saving Eastern Region sport carnivals of the season. The Bay of Plenty Junior Championships will be held this Sunday...... Read More

Scrum machine accidents very rare - Rugby Union

The Auckland Rugby Union says the death of a four-year-old girl in a rugby scrum machine incident is extremely rare. The accident happened near the Manurewa Rugby Club rooms in Mountfort Park yesterday evening while her family was present. Her death...... Read More

ONE Championship confirms US Broadcasting Deal

ONE Championship will be coming to North American television screens in 2019. The Singapore-based martial arts promotion confirmed that they have reached a multi-year agreement with Turner Sports, as per an official press release. “Turner Sports...... Read More

Prisoners to take right to vote fight to United Nations

Prisoners fighting to regain the right to vote are now planning to take their case to the United Nations. In a ruling released yesterday, a majority of the Supreme Court found the 2010 law change was passed legally, despite an earlier declaration that...... Read More

Southland Dog Section awards community star

Southland Dog Section has presented the very first Our People Award to 13-year-old Bailey Bennet, for her support and contribution to cancer research. Bailey was surprised by the Dog Section at school on Thursday December 13 when she was presented...... Read More

Mixed result for Nelson Bay road policing operatio

Nelson Bays Road Policing has seen mixed results during an early morning operation on Whakatu Drive focused on excess speed and restraints.  The team says it's pleased to see nearly all drivers were wearing their seat belts, but...... Read More

Opotiki mussel farm to get $20m boost

An investment of more than $20m will be injected into the Eastern Bay of Plenty to help accelerate the development of aquaculture at one of the country’s largest deep water marine farms. The funds provided through the Provincial Growth Fund will...... Read More

Addiction services back govt on synthetic approach

Organisations working with people addicted to synthetic cannabis are backing the government's plan to take a less punitive and more health-based approach towards them. Over the past year more than 50 people have died as a result of taking synthetic...... Read More

Brakes applied to executives pay increases

Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins today welcomed the 2018 State Sector Pay Report, which shows pay increases for chief executives are slowing. Pay increases for public service chief executives slowed to 0.9% in 2017/18, down from 2% the previous...... Read More

Netball: Former Silver Ferns captain dropped

The former Silver Ferns captain Katrina Rore (nee Grant) has been dropped from the New Zealand netball side. Rore, who was replaced as captain when Noelene Taurua took over as coach earlier this year, hasn't been selected in the 12 strong squad...... Read More

Arrest made in Riccarton Kiwibank robbery

Two men have been arrested in relation to the robbery of the Riccarton Road Kiwibank today at 11am near Westfield Mall in Christchurch. Two men, one aged in his 20s and the other in his 30s will be facing robbery charges and appearing in the Christchurch...... Read More

Deadline looming for landlords

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) monitoring report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) indicates the number of landlords insulating their rentals is not as high as it needs to be to achieve full compliance...... Read More