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Person dead following shooting in Rotorua

One person has died following a serious firearms incident at a property in Mangakakahi, Rotorua around 7.50pm this evening.

Emergency services attended after a report of a shooting and confirmed one person had died at the scene.

Powerball and Strike roll over

Powerball and Strike have both rolled over tonight, meaning there is a combined prize pool of $8.6 million up for grabs on Saturday.

Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Saturday night, where the jackpot will be $7 million.

Home detention for possession of child sex abuse files

A Dunedin man has been sentenced in the Dunedin District Court on 26 June 2019 to ten months home detention for possession of child sex abuse and exploitation images.

Four year old missing from Haumoana

Police are appealing for sightings of four-year-old Bow O'Leary.

Bow was last seen at his home on Hyla Road, Haumoana, Hastings at around 3pm this afternoon.

Over a dozen officers and Police dogs are searching the Hyla Road and Memorial Park area.

New toilet for Victoria Avenue

Work has begun on construction of a new public toilet on Victoria Avenue in Block Four, between Guyton and Ingestre Streets in Whanganui. The single unisex toilet will be wheelchair accessible.

Urban waste collection changes coming Monday 29 July

South Waikato District Council is introducing two changes to its rubbish and recycling service starting Monday 29 July.

Bold and ambitious ideas sought for the Te Tauihu intergenerational strategy

A series of community conversations called Te Tauihu Talks will be held across Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman throughout July and August to feed into the development of the Te Tauihu Intergenerational Strategy.

Two arrests following search warrant in Lake Hawea

Queenstown and Wanaka Police have arrested and charged two men following a search warrant at a Lake Hawea property.

A Customs dog, along with Police executed the warrant today, Wednesday 26 June.

Farmers meet with council over dog attacks on livestock

Local farmers and the Hastings District Council are calling on the community to help be their eyes and ears in the face of a spate of vicious dog attacks on stock in the district.

Regional Council votes to get Wellington moving

Greater Wellington Regional Council yesterday endorsed a $6.5 billion Let’s get Wellington Moving transport funding package designed to free up congestion in Wellington city, which was followed today by a matching endorsement from Wellington City Council.