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Fire near New Brighton contained

Canterbury Police staff are being stood down after members of the New Zealand Fire Service contain the fire near New Brighton.

Superintendent Lane Todd says the majority of the cordons have been taken down and those people who were evacuated as a precaution are now back in their homes.

12 motorcycle fatalities on Waikato roads this year

As they work to establish the cause of a fatal weekend motorcycle crash, Waikato Police say one thing is clear; too many riders are losing their lives on the district’s roads. 

Christmas for a Cause set to be a cracker event

Aucklanders have an opportunity to do something good for some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people at a cracker of an event - Christmas for a Cause.

Cordons in place following fire near New Brighton

Canterbury Police and the New Zealand Fire Service are urging the public to stay calm while cordons are in place on Caspian Street to protect properties in the Marine Parade / Rockinghorse Road area of New Brighton.

Police value strong academic partnerships

Police has reviewed matters raised by Dr Jarrod Gilbert in relation to the research application made by the company Independent Research Solutions in 2014. website wins plain English award

The website won the ‘Best Plain English website’ award for the public sector at the recent WriteMark Plain English awards, held this month in Wellington.

Coastguard kept busy as summer boating season kicks off

The busy summer boating season has kicked in with Coastguard Radio receiving 898 trip report and 34 calls for assistance throughout the Northern Region over the weekend.

Motorists reminded to 'check your speed'

If you’re driving, Police are reminding you to "check your speed", as from Tuesday 1 December, the speed threshold reduces to 4km/hr through until the end of January.

New Principal appointed to Epsom Girls Grammar School

The Board of Trustees of Epsom Girls Grammar School has great pleasure in announcing its decision to appoint Lorraine Pound as its 11th Principal.

Helicopter incident; no reported injuries

Police have been alerted to an incident on Mount Tarawera, near Rotorua, involving a helicopter.

Initial information indicates that a helicopter has made a heavy landing.

There are four people on board and it is understood that no one is injured.

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