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Serious crash in Taita, Lower Hutt

Police are in attendance at a serious crash in Taita, Lower Hutt tonight.

The crash involved two cars and occurred shortly after 8pm on High Street.

One person received critical injuries in the crash and a second person has serious injuries.

Powerball player from Thames wins $27 million

A Powerball player from Thames will be fizzing with excitement after winning $27.3 million with Powerball First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

Motorists advised to drive with caution on Tamaki Drive

Motorists in Auckland are being asked to avoid Tamaki Drive due to possible flooding.

A king tide is expected this evening with the peak of the tide at 8.45pm.

Volunteering helps to end hunger

Did you go to bed hungry last night? In New Zealand, about 40 per cent of New Zealand households go hungry, skip meals or scrimp on ingredients because they are not "food secure".

Police appealing for sightings of missing man in Porirua

Kapiti-Mana Police are looking for 49-year-old John Griffen.

He is likely to be in the Keneperu/Porirua area and Police have concerns for his welfare.

He is approximately 187cm tall and of solid build.

He is wearing a black top, black jeans and black gumboots.

Fatal crash in Tasman on SH60, near Motueka

One person is dead and another has serious injuries after a crash on SH 60, Coastal Highway Motueka.

The crash, which involved two cars, happened shortly before midday today near Moana Road.

Police Serious Crash Unit is currently at the scene.

Owners of menacing dogs urged not to miss out on free de-sexing offer

Owners of menacing dogs urged not to miss out on free de-sexing offer Council is worried that owners of menacing dogs that could qualify for the free de-sexing programme currently on offer are leaving things until the last minute and may miss out.

Police seeking offender Michael John Hughes

South Island Police is seeking Michael John Hughes who is wanted to arrest for a number of theft charges.

The 36-year-old is believed to be armed and is considered dangerous.

Hughes has a distinctive tattoo of a fist on the right side of his face.

Funding boost welcomed by Mercury 250 Trust

A further $5 million has been committed by Government over the next two years for the First Encounters 250 commemoration which will include a focus on Captain Cook’s landing at Mercury Bay on the Coromandel, it was announced this week.

Vector and Auckland Council partner to light Auckland Harbour Bridge

The Auckland Harbour Bridge will soon have permanent coloured lighting which - in a world first - will be powered by solar energy and battery, and can be transformed into special event lighting displays.

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