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New LAWA river water quality trends show we have a way to go

It’s World Rivers Day, and to mark the occasion Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) has released updated water quality information for over 1,400 river sites.

Six Lotto players score $166,667 win

As the country prepares for the big game tonight, six lucky Lotto players from around the country will be cheering after each scoring a $166,667 win with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at the following stores and locations:

Man in custody following serious incidents in central Auckland

A man is in Police custody after a series of serious incidents in central Auckland today.

Boating incident in Manukau Harbour

One person has died after a vessel overturned in Manukau Harbour this morning.

The incident was reported to Police about 12.20pm when three people were pulled from the water by a member of the public in a passing boat.

Sadly, one person died at the scene.

Minivan crash in Whanganui

Police are responding to a crash involving a minivan in Whanganui.

The crash occurred on State Highway 4 at Upokongaro about 1.30pm.

Initial reports indicate three people have sustained moderate injuries.

Serious crash in Mackenzie District

Police are responding to a serious crash near the intersection by Pukaki Canal and Glen Lyon Road in the Mackenzie District.

The single vehicle crash was reported at 11.55am.

No information on injuries is available at this point.

Railway building fire at Sir James Wattie Place

Hastings District Council and the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Medical Officer of Health Dr Nick Jones are advising members of the public to stay away from the old Hastings railway building on Sir James Wattie Place following a fire at the building in the early hours this morning.

Cold snap next week in the south

Spring chaos continues next week and while temperatures this weekend are several degrees above average in many regions it will be a very different story next Wednesday and Thursday.

Missing person: Antony Kong

Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate 20-year-old Antony Kong.

Antony was last seen at his home in Hillcrest, Hamilton about 9pm yesterday.

He is about 172cm tall, of thin build and was wearing a grey long-sleeved hooded sweatshirt.

Kaipatiki confusion in the local government Candidate Information Booklet

There will be significant confusion for all voters in Kaipatiki today as many consider their votes and who are expecting to see the familiar faces for their Kaipatiki Local Board. What they have now is completely unacceptable.