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Serious crash in Tauranga

Emergency Services are currently in attendance at a serious crash on Oropi Road near Castle Road, Tauranga. The road is currently closed as emergency services continue to deal with the situation.

Heavy rain for North Taranaki, Westland and Fiordland

A humid northwesterly flow which has brought rain to much of the country today, especially to western areas, is expected to continue through tomorrow (Monday).

Voting opens for Seaweek 2015 Ocean Champion

NZAEE Seaweek has opened the voting to find the Seaweek "Ocean Champion" for 2015, which will run from 1-28 February 2015.

Nines crowds score well with Police

Police have commended the behaviour of spectators during the first day of the second NRL Nines tournament in Auckland.

Inspector Peter Gibson said the vast majority of the supporters appeared to have enjoyed day one of the event.

Canterbury Police investigate St Albans house fire

Canterbury Police are appealing for partygoers at a house in Champion St in the Edgeware suburb of Christchurch overnight to contact them.

Emergency services were alerted to the house fire at around 1.45am this morning (1 February 2015).

Heavy rain for North Taranaki, Westland and Fiordland

A humid northwesterly flow brings rain to much of the country today and Monday. The heaviest falls are expected to be about North Taranaki including the Mountain, and the ranges of Westland and northern Fiordland. 100 to 200mm is likely during this time, especially about higher slopes.

Taranaki homicide victim named

Taranaki Police can now release the name of the woman found dead at her Stratford property on 30 January, 2015.

She was Gwendoline Blake, aged 71, of Stratford.

A post mortem is being conducted this morning.

Future quality and sustainability of NZ snapper investigated

Improvements in the quality and sustainability of snapper, one of New Zealand’s most popular fish, are being investigated by University of Canterbury scientists.

Hokitika resident scoops $6.5 million with Powerball

The winning streak for Lotto players continues as a ticket bought in Hokitika is now worth $6.5 million after winning Powerball First Division tonight.

The winning ticket was bought at Hokitika New World.

Man airlifted after suffering reaction to insect bites

The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Lake Rotoehu (30km NE of Rotorua) Saturday afternoon to asset a man who had received stings from insects.

The 44 year old Hamilton man appeared to suffering from a reaction from the insects.