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Two properties searched for man wanted to arrest

Canterbury Police including the Armed Offenders Squad (AOS), Police Dogs and Handlers have searched two properties today (27 November 2014) for a 35 year old man with outstanding warrants.

Triple stabbing: Decision on charges expected tonight

The man arrested following this morning's triple stabbing in Albany remains in Police custody this afternoon.

A decision on charges is expected to be made this evening.

NZ gender equality issues considered in international forum

New Zealand faces similar gender equality issues and opportunities to those of its neighbouring countries, according to the latest international conference on women’s empowerment.

The Rebuild is focus of CWS Christmas Appeal

On Sunday New Zealand churches begin the countdown to Christmas. Many will light the first Advent candle to mark the beginning of the season of waiting for the birth of Jesus. At the same time they will remember young people in Gaza determined to make a future despite the year’s 51 day war.

Palmerston North's changes to recycling route collects award

Palmerston North’s award winning changes to rubbish and recycling routes has collected its third win at the ALGIM 2014 Annual Awards.

Over 50k cans to help Kiwis in need this Christmas

Wattie’s and The Salvation Army are thrilled with the result. The best yet in 21 years! Movie goers throughout the country donated a total of 21,152 cans to The Salvation Army this year as part of the 21st Annual Wattie’s Cans Film Festival.

Body recovered from Lake Rotorua

The body of 24-year-old William Van Der Voort, from Rotorua has been retrieved from Lake Rotorua by the Police National Dive Squad this afternoon.

Divers located him in approximately 3m of water, about 500m from shore.

EIT welcomes new Head of Nursing

EIT’s new Head of School Nursing, Associate Professor Thomas Harding equates his role to that of a kaitiaki - a caretaker co-creating a nurturing environment where inclusive and collaborative values allow staff and students to flourish.

Two West Wave staff win leisure awards

Cindy Stewart and Romina Veseli from West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre have scooped prizes at the 2014 New Zealand Fitness Awards held in Auckland on Saturday night.

Cindy won the Community Excellence Award while her colleague Romina took out the Outstanding Club Support Person title.

ChildFund wheels in Christmas cheer

All around the world children will be dreaming about finding a shiny new bike under the tree on Christmas morning, but how about an entire tree of bikes?