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Gales across much of the country until early Monday

A front that has crossed over the country has left a strong,unsettled, west to northwest flow in its wake. However, the winds should ease on Monday as a narrow ridge of high pressure spreads over the nation.

Search for Mary Berrington suspended

The search for missing Upper Hutt woman Mary Berrington has this evening been suspended.

Mary was reported missing on Wednesday 20 July and since then Police, Land Search and Rescue teams, and community volunteers have undertaken an extensive search operation.

Man missing in Hawke's Bay

Hawke’s Bay Police are looking to find Jason Wright who has been missing since Friday night.

The 48-year-old left his Flaxmere home at around 10pm on Friday the 22nd of July and hasn’t been seen since.

He is described as European, 170cm tall and of medium build.

Bomb scare at Queenstown Airport

Police have completed a search of Queenstown Airport following a bomb scare.

Nothing of interest has been found and the airport is now being reopened and will resume normal operations.

State Highway 58 and Grays Road reopen

State Highway 58 and Grays Road, Plimmerton, have reopened.

The roads were earlier closed due to high tides and storm conditions making them unsafe.

Appeal for information following Christchurch assault

Canterbury Police are appealing for information from the public following the assault of a woman in Ilam in the early hours of Friday 22nd July.

The woman was walking by herself through the Ilam Fields towards Waimairi Road when she was grabbed by a man and pulled to the ground.

Waikato motorists warned to take extra care due to high winds

Police are warning motorists to take care on Waikato roads, including State Highway 27, due to the current high winds in the region.

Such high winds can make driving hazardous, particularly for drivers of high-sided vehicles and motorcyles.

Claire Turnbull joins as SPCA Blue Tick goodwill ambassador

Wellness author, speaker, nutritionist and busy mum Claire Turnbull has taken on the role of SPCA Blue Tick goodwill ambassador. She joins celebrity chef Ray McVinnie as an advocate for high animal welfare in farming practices.

Back to the future with bottle deposit scheme

Palmerston North City Council’s call for a ‘cash for drinking containers’ recycling scheme has received the backing of other New Zealand local authorities.

Professors 'propagating biased claims' about climate change

Disgust that two Victoria University professors, James Renwick and Tim Naish are using the names of their university and the Royal Society of New Zealand to propagate biased and unjustified claims about climate change, has been expressed by the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition.

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