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Police investigating Reporoa robbery

Attributable to Detective Chris Nairn:

Bay of Plenty Police are investigating an aggravated robbery in Reporoa in which firearms and other items were stolen.

Warm windy weather makes way for a cold snap in the south

A broad westerly flow makes it windy for exposed parts of the South Island and lower North Island today, while it remains mostly sunny and warm in the north and east.

Name release: Christchurch fleeing driver fatalities

Police can now confirm the three boys who died in a Christchurch fleeing driver incident on Sunday 13 January have been formally identified.

They were Brooklyn Turia Taylor, 13; Glen William McAllister, 16; and Craig Robert Hickey-McAllister, 13.

Plan ahead to avoid the queues on Auckland Anniversary Weekend- NZTA

Motorists are urged to plan ahead to avoid the traditional busy travel times this Auckland Anniversary weekend.

Ngamotu Beach okay for public use - Taranaki Regional Council

Ngāmotu Beach is open for swimmers and other recreational users, with the clean-up all but finished after yesterday’s discharge of diesel.

Six more Taranaki community science projects to launch

Six new Curious Minds Participatory Science Platform (PSP) projects will get the go-ahead in the first half of 2019, Venture Taranaki has announced, bringing the number of projects supported in Taranaki to 40 since the programme was launched.

Serious crash in Lower Hutt

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious two-vehicle crash on Eastern Hutt Road, near the Pomare railway station.

Police were called about 11.40am.

Initial indications are one person is seriously injured.

The road is closed and diversions are in place.

Joining forces for a close look at South Dunedin ground

The ground in South Dunedin will come under close scientific scrutiny in a new research project on soil conditions and below-surface water levels.

GDC: Trees and vegetation to be removed from The Esplanade

Overgrown palm trees and vegetation causing damage to underground infrastructure will be removed from The Esplanade, near the Gladstone Road Bridge.

Specialist contractors will be onsite from 5.30am tomorrow morning to carry out the removals.

Body of missing Carterton man located

Police have recovered the body of missing Carterton man Finn Yeats.

The 20-year-old was reported missing from his home on January 17.

His body was located in the Tongariro area yesterday afternoon.