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Scorching $333,333 win for three Lotto players

The weather may be cooling down, but things are heating up for three Lotto players from Auckland, Morrinsville and Dunedin who each won $333,333 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

Man charged following Invercargill shooting

A 47-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman in Invercargill last night

He has also been charged with attempted murder in relation to the second victim.

Police name climbers found dead in Fiordland

An Southland police SAR team today recovered the bodies of two climbers from an area below Marian Peak in the Darren Mountains, Fiordland.

The two men were 22-year-old Conor Smith, a Greymouth man who had been living in Queenstown, and 27-year-old Sarwan Chand of Wanaka.

Body found in Wattle Bay

Just after 5pm Police were notified that a body had been found by a fisherman in Wattle Bay, Manukau Heads.

Police are still enroute to the scene at this time.

The body will be removed from the scene this evening and the formal identification process will begin.

Slips affecting Tauranga walkways

A number of walkways around Tauranga remain closed due to slip damage after severe weather earlier in April.

Youth opportunities on the Coromandel Peninsula

We've extended nominations to our Youth in Emergency Services Programme (YES) as we don't quite have the numbers to get it up and running.

Firewood piles for residents

Wood piles are being placed in each of the three main centres in Hastings, with residents able to help themselves.

Hastings District Council staff are cutting trees knocked over by Cyclone Cook into manageable rings and dropping them at sites in Flaxmere, Havelock North and Hastings.

First home buyers increasingly priced out of the housing market

Auckland housing is now the most unaffordable it has been for first home buyers since began collating house price and household income data for its Home Loan Affordability Reports in January 2004.

Concentrix Scholarship program launching for NZ students

Concentrix today announced the launch of a NZD $50,000 scholarship tuition programme to students in partnership with Unitec Institute of Technology.

Intercultural communciations specialist joins Massey University

Professor Stephen Croucher is the new Head of Massey University’s award-winning School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing.

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