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Woman injured in Wairarapa altercation

At about 5pm tonight, Police received a number of calls from the Miriam Street area in Masterton advising that a female had been injured in an altercation where gang members were present.

On arrival, Police located a female with serious injuries- possibly caused when two cars collided.

One fatality in Canterbury crash

Canterbury Police can confirm there has been one fatality following a serious crash involving a truck and car on State Highway 1 south of the Rangitata Road bridge which occurred shortly after 2pm this afternoon (29 March 2015).

Auckland City shaken by thousands of protest drummers

Thousands of people from around the country brought drums along to a protest march in order to bang home a message to visiting oil executives that deep sea oil drilling is not acceptable in New Zealand.

Arrest after racial abuse incident in Hutt Valley

Hutt Valley Police have identified and arrested a 66 year old Lower Hutt man in relation to an incident on the Valley Flyer bus service last week.

The man will appear in the Hutt Valley District Court on Tuesday where he will face charges in relation to the incident.

SH1 closed south of Orari following serious crash

State Highway 1 is currently closed south of Orari due to a serious crash involving a truck and car.

The driver of the car had been taken to Timaru hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the truck is uninjured but is badly shaken and being assessed at the scene.

Heavy rain for parts of NZ

A broad complex trough is expected to move slowly east over New Zealand today bringing bursts of heavy rain, especially to exposed areas in the west. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria, for example 70mm in 12 hours.

Renowned roboticist to talk on UC campus

A renowned roboticist who says robots in war could save soldiers’ lives and ultimately reduce civilian casualties will give a public lecture on killer robots at the University of Canterbury on Tuesday.

Focus Paihia wins supreme community award

Focus Paihia, representing the Far North District, has been named Supreme Winner at the prestigious Trustpower National Community Awards.

The Awards were announced tonight (Saturday 28 March) at the 2014 Trustpower National Community Awards Dinner, held at Te Papa in Wellington.

Auckland Powerball player scoops top prize of $9m

Auckland Powerball player scoops top prize of $9m

The winning continues for Kiwis tonight as a Powerball player from Auckland has just won $9.1 million with Powerball First Division.

This win caps off a spectacular innings of winning for Powerball players as the seventh major Powerball prize won so far in 2015.