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Man dies after boat capsizes in Auckland

At around 10am this morning, three men in a small dinghy were about to set off fishing from the Waipuna Road boat ramp in Mt Wellington.

At this stage it appears that as they left the wharf, the boat capsized and all three men were thrown overboard.

Every night since 1928 the Last Post plays

As dawn broke in New Zealand on the centenary of Anzac Day a contingent of twenty New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel took part in a joint Anzac Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate memorial in Ieper, Belgium.

Governor-General's National Commemorative address

Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO

Governor-General of New Zealand

Anzac Day National Commemorative Service

Pukeahu

25 April 2015

Introduction and acknowledgements

'Significant trough' moving across NZ during next few days

A broad, complex trough, preceded by a strong, moist northerly flow, is expected to slowly pass east over the country this ANZAC weekend.

Heavy rain for the west of the South Island

A broad, complex trough, preceded by a strong, moist northerly flow, is expected to slowly pass east over the country this ANZAC weekend.

Powerco upgrading Newtown gas supply

A section of the gas network that supplies Newtown in Wellington is going underground.

Powerco will start work in May to replace the existing 40-year-old gas control station on the corner of Mein and Riddiford St with modern, underground equipment.

One dead in Rotorua crash

Shortly before 7am (Saturday, 25 April) a member of the public located a crashed vehicle on Iri Irikapua Parade, Rotorua.

Inside the vehicle was a deceased male.

Early indications are that the vehicle has failed to negotiate a bend and struck a tree.

Anzac Day 2015 messages from the Governor General and PM

Anzac Day 2015 - Message from the Governor-General of New Zealand

On 25 April every year we gather to remember our nation’s fallen, as well as the brave men and women who have served in all conflicts in both combat and peace-keeping roles.

Body found on SH1 at Mercer

Police are investigating the circumstances leading up to the death of a person at Mercer, Waikato. Shortly before 3am police were told of a body on the Expressway (SH1) south of Auckland. On arrival one person was found to be deceased.

Heavy rain for Fiordland and Westland during Anzac weekend

A broad complex trough, preceded by a strong moist northerly flow, is expected to slowly pass east over the country this ANZAC weekend.

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