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Arrests following aggravated robbery in Greymouth

Three people have been charged and stolen property has been recovered following the assault of an elderly Greymouth man on Sunday 19 August.

Greymouth Police have charged three males today in relation to the assault and aggravated robbery of the man in his home.

Person dead following Christchurch crash

One person had died following a crash in Christchurch this evening.

The crash occurred on Aldwins Road, shortly after 6.15pm and involved a car and a motorcycle.

The 20-year-old man riding the motorcycle has died as a result of the crash.

Judge finally applies three strikes as parliament intended - SST

Today, a judge of the High Court finally had courage and integrity to apply the three strikes (3S) law as parliament intended it to be applied. Hayze Waitokia was appearing for sentence for his third strike, the stabbing of another man in the leg.

Firearms incident in Tamahere resolved without incident

The firearms incident in Tamahere has been resolved without incident.

One person is in custody in relation to the incident and no-one else is being sought.

Tauranga Police seeking Steve Allan

Tauranga Police are seeking 37-year-old Brendan Steve Allan of Tauranga in relation to warrants to arrest for failing to appear in the Tauranga District Court on 16 August.

Police seeking information on dairy robbery

Police are seeking information on two armed men who robbed a dairy in Tokoroa.

The men entered the Kelso St Dairy around 7.45pm on 11 August demanding money while armed with a knife and a stick.

Both men (pictured) wore dark clothes, though one also wore a white mask.

Police thank public for assistance in Flaxmere arrest

Police have executed a search warrant at a Hastings address in relation to the aggravated robbery of Flaxmere Fastfoods in Flaxmere on Sunday, August 12.

Serious crash on Aldwins Road, Christchurch

Christchurch Police are attending a serious crash on Aldwins Road, just north of Ferry Road.

The crash occurred shortly after 6.15pm and involved a car and a motorcycle.

Following the crash the motorbike has caught on fire.

Firearms incident in Tamahere, Waikato

Waikato Police are responding to a firearms incident in Tamahere, Waikato.

Residents of Greenvale Close and Woodcock Road are asked to stay inside their homes.

Blended to beanpole - changing family trends

We are living and working longer, having less children and at a later age - so what does this mean for the future of the family, and how do we even define ‘family’?