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Windy days ahead for many districts

A strong west to northwest flow covers much of New Zealand ahead of a cold southwest outbreak that is forecast to sweep across the South Island overnight tonight to Friday morning and the North Island later on Friday.

Charges laid in relation to crash near Rolleston

Police have laid charges against a 32 year old man in relation to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Weedons Ross Road and Maddisons Road yesterday .

The man will appear in Christchurch District Court tomorrow charged with two counts of Reckless Driving Causing Injury.

Man arrested after car stolen at gunpoint in Hamilton

At approximately 3pm today a car was reported to have been stolen from a woman at gunpoint by two men in the Hamilton suburb of Chartwell.

Search for Jack to continue in the morning

Searches for 5-year-old Jack Dixon have continued throughout today with another low tide search planned for tomorrow morning.

LandSAR volunteers searched along the shoreline of the Base Track throughout this morning while Surf Life Saving personnel searched in and on the water.

Fatal crash in Buller Gorge

Police are currently at the scene of a serious crash in the Lower Buller Gorge on State Highway 6.

One person has been confirmed dead and two others have been taken to Greymouth hospital.

A fourth person who was a passenger in one of the vehicles was uninjured.

Huntly man charged with murder

Huntly man charged with murder

Police have arrested and charged an 18 year-old Huntly man with murder following the death of a man on James Henry Crescent yesterday.

He will be appearing in the Hamilton District Court tomorrow.

Wellington City Council lodges notice to Basin Bridge appeal

Wellington City Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery has submitted notice to the High Court that the Council wishes to be heard in relation to one aspect of the New Zealand Transport Agency’s appeal on its Basin Bridge proposal.

Five people infected with Ebola every hour

The demand for treatment beds and nurses to halt the rapid spread of Ebola across Sierra Leone is far outstripping supply, according to Save the Children.

Victim named in fatal crash on SH79

Police have released the name of the female passenger in relation to the tragic fatal head-on crash on SH79, the Geraldine-Fairlie Highway, on Tuesday.

King Wai Yip, a 66 year old Hong Kong national, was travelling with family at the time of the crash.

New green waste shredder to be trialled

A new green waste service will be trialled in Darfield over the coming weeks.

An 11-tonne shredder will be operating at Hawkins Pit near Darfield for people to bring along a trailer or car boot-load of green waste, such as branches and hedge clippings, to turn into garden chips.