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Police investigating alleged sexual assault in Mahia

Wairoa Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on Ormond Drive, Mahia Beach, in the morning on Wednesday 19th July.

A young woman was allegedly assaulted by an unknown male while she was exercising on the beach, opposite the Mahia Golf Club.

Search for Michael McGrath - Police Ten 7 update

New information relating to the search for missing Christchurch man Michael McGrath was released by Police on tonight’s episode of Police Ten 7.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Pinehill, Auckland

A man has died after he was hit by a car on Rosedale Road, Pinehill, at approximately 6pm this evening.

Attempts were made to revive the man at the scene but unfortunately these were unsuccessful.

The road is closed as the Serious Crash Unit investigates.

Take it easy on the roads as bad weather hits - Police

Southern District Police want motorists to take it easy on the roads over the next few days as a significant weather event hits.

Heavy rain and gales in some places are forecast for the South Island’s east coast over the next two days.

Call for submissions on processing aid

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application to allow the use of a new genetically modified enzyme as a processing aid.

Dunedin City Council heavy rain warnings preparations

Dunedin City Council staff and contractors are actively preparing ahead of a heavy rain warning issued for the city.

Work planned to improve safety on SH1 through Dome Valley

The NZ Transport Agency is planning improvements to make State Highway 1 through the Dome Valley safer.

The proposed changes which will begin next year include widening the centre line and road side shoulders and installing flexible road safety barriers.

Creative Communities Grant applications open

Applications are now open for the annual Creative Communities Grant that provides funding for arts, music and cultural projects.

Saving our modern-day dinosaurs, Archey's frogs

Archey’s frogs are modern-day dinosaurs.

Almost unchanged from its 150 million-year old fossilised relatives, these little battlers are among the world’s oldest frogs and in desperate need of help.

And help is now on the way thanks to the Battle for our Birds campaign.

On-going slips keeping SH4 closed

The NZ Transport Agency is currently assessing a large slip on State Highway 4, which is set to keep the Whanganui to Raetihi route closed until late tomorrow, and possibly longer.

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