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'Great family-focussed atmosphere' at Cricket World Cup

Wellington Police are commending crowd behaviour at the ICC Cricket World Cup fixture between England and Sri Lanka at Wellington Regional Stadium this afternoon.

With around 18,500 fans in attendance there were no arrests and seven alcohol-related evictions over the course of the day.

Rain coming this week - for both islands, but still a lot of dry

Getting rain out of the clouds this summer has been like getting blood out of a stone with four medium scale droughts still in force and several neighbouring regions suffering from a 'big dry'.

Murderers take a walk in the park - SST

Fancy a leisurely stroll in the park with your kids running around having fun - now picture that with 3 convicted criminals walking through that same park. All 3 convicted of heinous crimes. All 3 have are repeat offenders.

NZers urged to celebrate Children's Day

Save the Children New Zealand is urging New Zealanders to celebrate children today on NZ’s Children’s Day.

Serious crash in Grey Lynn

A serious vehicle crash occurred on Great North Road, Grey Lynn at about 3.36am today.

As a result diversions have been put in place.

Police happy with behaviour at blockbuster match

Auckland City Police are pleased with the behaviour of the crowd at today’s blockbuster ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park.

More than 40,000 fans enjoyed the family-friendly atmosphere of the venue and only one arrest was made.

Waikato Lotto winner scoops $1 million

Waikato Lotto winner scoops $1 million

It’s been an exciting day for Black Caps fans and one lucky Lotto player has another reason to celebrate after winning $1 million with Lotto tonight.

The winning ticket was bought online at MyLotto.co.nz from a player who lives in the Waikato.

Five rescued from rocks in darkness

At 2107 hours last night a distress call was heard by Coastguard’s Operation Centre on marine VHF Radio from a vessel that had hit rocks near The Noises in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.

NZ's favourite season is here - poll

This year WeatherWatch turns ten and almost from day one we've been asking New Zealanders various questions about the weather and our seasons...and one thing has never changed - Autumn is our favourite season.

Police investigating suspected arson

Manawatu CIB is currently investigating a suspected arson that occurred at a residential address in Ormond Street, Woodville, at approximately 1am today.

Police and a fire investigator are currently examining the property which has been extensively damaged.