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Car fire on Chapel Road in Flat Bush

Police have received reports of a vehicle fire on Chapel Road at 8.10pm this evening.

Initial reports indicate a body may be in the vehicle.

Police and FENZ are at the scene and members of the public are asked to avoid the area while emergency services are there.

Road re-open following Governors Bay crash

Governors Bay Teddington Road has re-opened following the fatal crash this afternoon.

The crash, involving a motorcycle and a car, occurred around 3:55pm.

The motorcyclist died at the scene.

Two lucky Lotto players share $1 million

Two Lotto players from Napier and Nelson will be celebrating in style after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at Richmond Night N Day in Nelson and on MyLotto to a player from Napier.

One dead following Governors Bay crash

One person has died following the serious crash on Governors Bay Teddington Road earlier this afternoon.

The crash, involving a car and a motorcycle, occurred around 3:55pm between Allandale Lane and Church Lane.

Sadly, the motorcyclist died at the scene.

SH2 Pukehina closed between Waitahanui Lane and Otamarakau Valley Road

A motorcyclist has come off their bike at about 3pm today on SH2 Pukehina Bay of Plenty between Waitahanui Lane and Otamarakau Valley Road.

It appears that the rider has serious injuries.

Police and emergency services are at the scene and traffic control is in place.

Arrests made following Western Bay thefts

Four people have been arrested following a series of search warrants executed in Greerton, Pyes Pa, Welcome Bay, Papamoa, Bethlehem and Athentree.

The warrants were related to a series of thefts from cars that have occurred over the last several weeks in the Western Bay of Plenty.

Man in custody following Police operation in Mt Albert

Police can now advise that an earlier operation in the Mt Albert area has been concluded without further incident.

At around 2.32pm, Police approached a suspicious vehicle in Whitaker Place, central Auckland to speak with the driver.

Hamilton to operate at Alert Level 1 from Sunday

Hamilton City Council will operate at Alert Level 1 from 6am on Sunday 7 March, following the Government’s announcement this afternoon.

Hutt City Council welcomes news resource consent granted for the Eastern Bays Shared Path

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has welcomed today’s news that resource consent has been granted for the Eastern Bays Shared Path, saying that it is a major milestone for the significant project and the provision of world class infrastructure for all active transport users.

Full weekend closure of SH1 near Hikurangi for road repairs

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises there will be road repairs on State Highway 1 north of Hikurangi for nearly three weeks this month that will include a full weekend road closure and a 10 - 20 minute detour.