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Search continues for John Old focusing on Lake Sumner area

Canterbury Police continuing to search for 58-year-old John Old are focusing their efforts on the Lake Sumner area.

Police were informed that Mr Old, of Mairehau, Christchurch, was missing on Friday 8 December and are very concerned for his wellbeing.

Trampers rescued from Mt Ruapehu

Statement from Senior Sergeant Grant Alabaster.

Two trampers are being walked to safety after calling emergency services for help.

The man and woman started their walk on the Round the Mountain Track from Whakapapa Village to Whakapapaiti Hut at lunchtime on Saturday.

Lotto NZ and their players thanked for support and generosity

Internal Affairs Minister, Peter Dunne, has warmly thanked Lotto players for their generosity in helping to raise over $2.7 million for the special Lotto draw that the Minister initiated with Lotto NZ to raise funds for Kaikoura/Hurunui and Marlborough regions following the 7.8 magnitude earthqua

Lotto players raise over $2.7 million for Kaikoura

Thanks to Lotto players, over $2.7 million is going to help Kaikoura/Hurunui and the surrounding regions rebuild after the devastating earthquake last month.

"All profits from last night’s draw are going to help the people of Kaikoura," said Lotto NZ’s Chief Executive.

Treasured jewelled gecko returns to Otago

A jewelled gecko/moko-kākāriki has returned to Otago after being smuggled from its Otago Peninsula home into Germany three years ago.

Wellington Police seeking information following possible hit-and-run

Wellington Police are seeking information following a possible hit-and-run in Wainuiomata in the early hours of Saturday 10 December.

A woman was found near the Wainuiomata Golf Course on Coast Road.

It is believed she had been hit by a car between 2.30am and 5am this morning.

One Powerball player wins $10 million

Powerball’s winning streak continues tonight with a player from Auckland winning $10 million with Powerball First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

Christchurch Police concerned for missing man

Canterbury Police are still seeking information on the whereabouts of 58-year-old John Old, of Mairehau, Christchurch.

Police were informed that he was missing on Thursday afternoon and are concerned for his wellbeing.

Body of swimmer recovered in Central Otago

Police can confirm a 19-year-old man has died after getting in to difficulties while swimming in Kawarau River this afternoon.

Earlier reports that the man was recovered from Lake Dunstan were incorrect.

A second person who also got into difficulty made it to shore safely.

Serious crash on Woodcocks Road, north of Auckland

Police are attending a crash on Woodcocks Road, Warkworth, north of Auckland where two cars have collided.

Emergency services were called at 2:30pm, Saturday 10 December 2016.

The drivers of the two vehicles are both in a serious condition.

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