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Serious crash in Rolleston

A pedestrian is critically injured after being struck by a car in Rolleston this morning.

The crash was reported at 4:55am.

A road closure is in place at Maddisons Road and the Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

$500,000 win for two lucky Lotto players

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for two lucky Lotto players from Kerikeri and Waihi who have won $500,000 each in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at New World Kerikeri and New World Waihi.

10-year-old boy missing from shopping mall

Auckland Police are looking for help from the public to find a 10-year-old boy who has gone missing from Lynn Mall this afternoon.

Nader Khan was last seen leaving the mall at 2.30pm.

When last seen he was wearing long black pants and a white T-shirt with blue writing on it.

Sightings sought of two boys missing in South Auckland

South Auckland Police are looking for help from the public to find two young children who have been reported missing this afternoon.

Two boys, eight-year-old Kihau and seven-year-old Tihema, were last seen on the corner of Great South Road and Browns Road, Manurewa, at 2.30pm.

Crash on Rakaia Bridge

Emergency services are attending the scene of a two-car crash at Main South Road on Rakaia Bridge, Selwyn.

Police were called about 11.25am.

Initial reports suggest there may be serious injuries.

Vodafone Warriors join forces again with NZ Police and AT on drink driving

Police had some extra star power on hand to enforce the importance of the "driving drink free" message when the Vodafone Warriors joined Police and Auckland Transport on an alcohol prevention operation in Auckland last night.

Three Infringements for Pugging

Three infringement notices were issued today by ORC Environmental Management staff after a complaint was received relating to land owned by Cr Andrew Noone, who sits on the Otago Regional Council, about pugging caused by stock in a waterway.

EPA: New Zealand introduces HFC gas permit scheme

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is implementing a new permitting system in response to the Kigali Amendment, an international agreement the New Zealand Government has signed, to reduce the levels of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) gases in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Detection of arsenic and lead contamination in stream

Detection of arsenic and lead contamination of watercress in Wharemauku Stream by iwi.

School boards of trustees cost-effective and under-valued - NZSTA

School boards of trustees have been the most cost-effective part of the education system for the past 30 years, says the New Zealand School Trustees Association.