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Don't spread freshwater pests this hunting season - council

With duck shooting season starting next Saturday 4 May, Gisborne District Council and the Ministry for Primary Industries are reminding hunters across the region of the importance of cleaning their equipment between waterways to avoid the spread of unwanted freshwater pests including the invasive

Further landslide delays Cape Kidnappers beach access opening

Access to Cape Kidnappers along Clifton Beach was set to re-open on April 29, but another landslide over Easter means it will need to remain closed for now.

Sneak peek at Therkleson photos

A treasure trove of hundreds of photos has been discovered at a family home and delivered to Knowledge Bank to ensure the images are preserved for ever.

School of Music Grad Gala, one with a difference

This year’s School of Music Grad Gala promises to be a dynamic and diverse musical night out, featuring classical, jazz and popular music students from the School of Music.

Have you seen Dianyanchi Cai?

Police are seeking the public's help to locate 81-year-old Dianyanchi Cai.

Mr Cai was reported missing at around 2pm this afternoon, Thursday 25 April, when family realised he wasn't at his Mount Albert address.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

Single vehicle crash in Whakatane

Police are at the scene of a serious crash in Whakatane.

A vehicle crashed on Te Rahu Road, near Station Road, around 6:20pm.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle a few minutes prior but it failed to stop, fleeing from Police before it crashed.

Second person dead following Waipa District crash

A second person has died after the two car crash that occurred on Cambridge Road, Rotoorangi, around 1:40pm today.

One person remains in hospital in a serious condition.

The Serious Crash Unit is still at the scene of the crash, with diversions in place.

Have you seen Gordon Nicholson?

Police are seeking the public’s help to locate 62-year-old Gordon Nicholson.

He was last seen at Whiritoa Beach on Tuesday 23 April, possibly heading to a blow hole near the south end of the beach.

Gordon was wearing tramping boots, shorts and carrying a medium-sized daypack.

Fatal crash in Napier

A person has died following a single-vehicle crash in Napier last night.

The person was the sole occupant of the vehicle, which hit a tree on Marine Parade about 10pm.

The Serious Crash Unit attended the scene and an investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.

Serious crash on Oriental Parade

A pedestrian has been seriously injured following a collision with a car on Oriental Parade at about 5.10am.

Police and emergency services are at the scene and the pedestrian has been taken to hospital.

The road is currently closed and diversions are in place.