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Search continues for man near Bulls

Around 100 people have spent today search for 54-year-old Kevin Hartley, last seen in the Scotts Ferry beach area near Bulls on Friday.

Homicide investigation launched in Opotiki

Around 1:15pm today Opotiki Police responding to a reported domestic incident found a woman deceased in a residential property near the CBD.

It appears the deceased has sustained injuries to her face and arms that have been fatal.

20-Year plan - Horowhenua prepares for growth

Horowhenua District Council has given the go-ahead to public consultation on the 2018-2038 Long Term Plan. Three main challenges are up for discussion as part of the Long Term Plan.

Arrest in Hamilton homicide investigation

Today Hamilton Police have arrested and charged a 25-year-old man with murder in relation to an incident at a Dominion Road Hamilton address on the 4th of February 2018.

The 28-year-old victim was discovered after emergency services were called to the address.

Big biking breakfast on Wednesday

Thirty-plus kilos of bacon, 10 kilos of sausages, muesli bars, fruit, coffee and more have all been ordered for Wednesday’s Go by Bike Breakfast, the largest mass cycling gathering of the year in Hastings.

Council launches Hutt Science initiative in Upper Hutt

Hutt Science, which has been successfully operating in Hutt City since 2015, is now available to Upper Hutt primary and intermediate schools. The programme was officially launched today at a gathering at Upper Hutt City Council.

Modern-day homage to unique 19th Century cloak presented

A recreation of a unique woven garment understood to have been gifted to a Wesleyan missionary who served in the Hokianga in the 1830s has come home.

Unions Wellington urges workers not to risk it in the storm

Unions Wellington convenor Ben Peterson wants to remind working people in Wellington to stay safe. Tomorrow the Wellington region is due to be hit by the tail end of Cyclone Gita which is likely to result in high winds, lots of rain and the possibility of flooding.

Councillors signal value of Gordon Kear Forest property ownership

Palmerston North City Council’s Finance and Performance Committee has today unanimously voted to recommend that Council retain ownership and consider ways to enhance the community environmental value of the 678 hectare Gordon Kear Forest property, south of the city.

Severe Weather associated with Cyclone Gita to begin Tuesday

MetService have issued several Severe Weather Warnings and Watches for the impacts of Cyclone Gita.

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