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Fatal crash on SH29

SH 29 over the Kaimais has been closed to traffic as emergency services deal with a fatal crash. The scene is not far from the summit on the Hamilton side.

Police were notified of the two-car, head-on crash at 4.08 pm and reports from the scene are that one person has died.

Injured horse rider airlifted near Rerewhakaaitu

At 1.30pm Saturday afternoon the Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue helicopter was despatched to assist a Rotorua Ambulance crew that had been tasked to an injured horse rider near Rerewhakaaitu (31km SE of Rotorua).

Counties Manukau Police investigate incident in Pukekohe

Counties Manukau Police are investigating an incident which occurred overnight in Pukekohe.

In the early hours of this morning, a 24 year-old man was found unconscious by a member of the public near the intersection of Princes and Beatty Street.

Severe weather warning for parts of NZ

A front is expected to move slowly northeast over the South Island today and the North Island on Sunday. A strong moist northwesterly flow ahead of this front is expected to bring heavy rain and severe gales to many areas.

August kicks off 'incredibly warm'

An 'early spring' storm is boosting temperatures into the mid 20s at what should be the coldest time of the year historically says WeatherWatch.co.nz.

Warnings in place for heavy rain and gales

There are currently heavy rainfall and severe gale warnings and watches in place for many parts of the country.

Baby airlifted to hospital

Today the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter was called to Te Kaha where a 4 month old baby boy had been taken to the local medical center because of breathing difficulties.

Heavy rain and gales for parts of NZ

A front is expected to move slowly northeast over the South Island today and the North Island on Sunday. A strong moist northwesterly flow ahead of this front is expected to bring heavy rain and severe gales to many areas.

New parkland for Waitakere Ranges

New parkland for Waitakere Ranges

Seventy eight hectares of land on Auckland’s wild west coast has been added to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park.

Heavy rain and gales for parts of NZ

A strong, moist northwest flow covering the country is expected to remain until an active trough moves up the country during Saturday and Sunday, bringing a colder southwest change.

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