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Test match crowd well-behaved

Police continue to be impressed with fans attending matches in the DHL NZ Lions series, with a well-behaved and enthusiastic crowd at tonight’s first test at Eden Park.

Growing great families in Wellington

Parenting is a hot topic. There is widespread agreement that we need to parent our children well. Andrew Becroft, the Children's Commissioner, states that "all children need loving families, to have their basic needs met, safe homes, supportive communities and good health and education".

Man drowns at Muriwai Beach

A man has drowned at Muriwai beach this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to attend at approximately 4pm after a member of the public found him on the beach.

It is believed he had been out kitesurfing.

Poll Results: Kiwis want a "drier than average" July

Autumn was wetter than average for 90% of New Zealand and so far winter is kicking off the same way with the results of our latest weekly poll showing by far the majority, at 40%, want a "drier than average" July.

Southern Police warn of icy roads and thick fog

Police are warning motorists to drive with extreme caution following three crashes on Southland's icy roads this morning.

Two cars have slipped off the road on the Te Anau-Mossburn Highway by Gorge Hill since 9:30am. Another car crashed on Cardrona Valley Road at approximately 8am.

"Calm as" in Northland at midnight as centre of low makes landfall

The centre of the large low pressure system drifting in from the northern Tasman Sea has finally reached New Zealand. It's currently crossing the Far North and upper parts of Northland and brushing Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula.

Aggravated robbery in Petone

Police are continuing to investigate the aggravated robbery of a TAB in Jackson Street, Petone, on Wednesday 21 June.

A man entered the TAB at 7.55pm, armed with a knife, and took an amount of cash.

Road reopens following fatal crash

State Highway One (Waikouaiti-Waitati Road), Dunedin, has reopened following a fatal crash this afternoon.

Police would like to thank motorists again for their patience and cooperation while diversions were in place.

Man bashed with hammer in robbery

At approximately 1.30pm on Friday the 23 June, a man has entered a Waipukurau scrap metal business on Cook Street, and approached a staff member.

The man has then demanded cash, threatening the staff member with a hammer.

Women's Knockout Cup: Record-writing Rood eyes more success

Fleet-footed forward Katie Rood has plenty on her plate at the moment in juggling a dual role at the Northern Football Federation with her playing commitments for both Glenfield Rovers and as part of the ground-breaking Football Ferns Development Programme (FFDP).

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