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Sea Shepherd crew members arrested

Fourteen Sea Shepherd Conservation Society volunteer crewmembers of pilot whale defense campaign Operation GrindStop 2014 were arrested today on the Faroese island of Sandoy, as they entered the water to defend pilot whales from the brutal mass slaughter known as "grindadrap" or "grind" - putting

67 year old woman injured in single vehicle crash

Emergency services have been in attendance at the scene of a single vehicle crash on State Highway 3, just north of Te Roti Rd in South Taranaki.

Aggravated robbery in Pirongia

Waikato Police are investigating a robbery at the Pirongia Hotel in Franklin Street Pirongia overnight. Just after midnight the two owners were tidying up when two men entered the hotel, threatened and assaulted them, tied them up and stole a quantity of cash.

More heavy rain, winds on way today, North warned

Civil Defence and other officials are keeping a wary eye on the heavens - and an approaching 11am east coast high tide - but say Northland appears to be coping with the latest burst of wet weather, even as more heavy rain is predicted today.

Heavy rain for Northland and the Coromandel

A front just north of Northland is expected to move very slowly south today (Sunday) and Monday. A moist airmass with easterly gales and periods of heavy rain precedes this front.

Pedestrian killed in Wellington CBD

At about 1:40am this morning Police and other services were called to a pedestrian that had been struck by a car on Vivian Street in Wellington.

Lotto player in Pukekohe 'springs' into good fortune

Lotto player in Pukekohe 'springs' into good fortune

With spring just around the corner, a Lotto player in Pukekohe will be warming up with a $1 milllion Lotto First Division prize tonight.

The winning Lotto ticket was sold at Pak’n’Save Pukekohe in Pukekohe.

Rain and strong easterlies for northern NZ

A front is expected to move slowly south over the far north on Sunday.

A moist airmass with gale easterlies precedes the front. A warning for heavy rain has been issued for Northland.

Periods of heavy rain for Northland

A front just north of Northland is expected to move very slowly south during Sunday. A moist airmass with gale easterlies and periods of heavy rain precedes the front.

Injured mountain biker airlifted from Whaka Forest

The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue helicopter was dispatched to mountain bike tracks in the Whakarewarewa Forest near Rotorua at 2pm on Saturday afternoon.