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Lucky Drury Lotto player wins $1 million

One lucky Lotto player from Drury will be popping the champagne after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold at Drury Lane Lotto Superette in Drury.

SH 29 closed following crash

State Highway 29 is closed on the Tauranga side of the Kaimais, following a crash this evening.

Two cars collided near Kaimai School just before 6pm.

One person sustained moderate injuries, and a second person has minor injuries.

One person killed, two injured in three crashes in Milton area

One person has died and two people have been injured in three separate crashes in the Milton area today.

Those involved in the crashes were all taking part in the Lake to Sea Trail Ride.

Invercargill death not suspicious - police

Police can confirm the death of a woman in Invercargill this week was not suspicious.

The woman was located deceased at a Grace Street property on Thursday 29 October and her death was initially treated as unexplained.

The matter will now be referred to the Coroner.

NZ Muslims condemn France terror act and rising escalations

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of New Zealand condemns in the strongest possible terms Thursday’s terror act in Nice and the murder of Samuel Paty earlier in the month.

Strong support for fairness in early learning teacher pay - ECC

A poll shows strong support for early learning teacher pay parity and pay equity among community and private early learning centre owners.

Early Childhood Council members surveyed overwhelmingly supported both pay parity and pay equality:

Sculpture of Hamilton trailblazer unveiled

Dame Hilda Ross’s trailblazing life has been commemorated with a new public artwork unveiled in Garden Place, Hamilton, today (Saturday 31 October).

Fears for children’s safety as families in Turkey caught in aftermath of earthquake

Save the Children is deeply concerned for children and their families after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck in the Aegean Sea, affecting the western coast of Turkey, and parts of Greece.

Tokelau Language Week 'reminds us to stay united and strong'

Staying strong in the face of challenges and being true to our heritage and languages are key to preserving our cultural identity and wellbeing, is the focus of the 2020 Tokelau Language Week.

Fatal crash south of Whangarei

A child has died as a result of the crash on State Highway 1 at Mata, south of Whangarei.

Despite efforts of emergency services to revive them, the child died at the scene.

The road will be closed for some time.