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Search for missing fisherman near Waihi

Police can now release the name of the 24-year-old fisherman who went missing off Bowentown Harbour on Monday night.

He was Jason Elijah Shane Manuka Lines.

Despite an extensive Police-led search Jason has not been located.

Green fingered gardener gains competition glory

If anyone is looking for a great example of a complete property makeover, 1 Kennedy Road, Napier, fits the bill perfectly.

PhD thesis explores 'the changing Samoan self'

Pastoral counselling is one of the most important roles for ministers in Sāmoa, but a rise of individualism has contributed to a concept identified as the "changing Sāmoan self", disrupting the traditional approaches of counselling previously employed by ministers.

Strange objects found at Sandy Point, Invercargill

Council is urging dog owners to be vigilant and consider keeping their dogs on-lead after strange objects containing meat and onions were found today at Sandy Point.

Night time detours for Cambridge section

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists of night-time detours on the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway over the next few weeks while maintenance and other work is carried out.

Dogs search Marlborough Sounds islands for pests

A pest detection blitz by 12 conservation dogs and their handlers in the Marlborough Sounds last week found no predators on island sanctuaries, giving assurance the islands are safe for the endangered native species living there.

Pilot's long journey to academic success

Embarking on an academic qualification after decades of working takes courage. There are concerns about finding the time to study, and fears that tertiary-level learning will prove too difficult.

Waitara sudden death, name release

Police can now release the name of the man who died off the coast of Waitara early this morning.

He was 60-year-old Teiron Jones, of Waitara.

Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends.

Selwyn Mayor to fast-track community ideas

Selwyn residents with a bright idea about getting something done in their community could be in line for mayoral support.

Mayor Sam Broughton is offering a $500 boost to residents who are looking to accelerate their community project.

Masters of Natural Sciences student wins emerging talent award

Masters of Natural Sciences student Courtney Davies was recently awarded the North Harbour Club AIMES Emerging Talent Award - the latest honour for the 21-year-old.

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