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Fire and Emergency Drone Teams deployed to the West Coast

A drone team of three from Fire and Emergency New Zealand is currently carrying out a Rapid Assessment of the impact heavy rain is having on the West Coast.

NZ to join international maritime convention to reduce ship emissions

New Zealand will sign up to new international maritime regulations to reduce ship emissions and lift air quality around ports and harbours, Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced today.

Police seek witnesses following Mairehau assault

Police are investigating following an assault in Mairehau yesterday, 3 December.

Around 5:20pm Police received a report that a woman had been struck in the head by a bottle during an altercation on the corner of Ailsa Street and Riselaw Street.

Free joint regional bus service announced for tertiary students

A free regional bus service for tertiary students will be launched in 2020 across the Bay of Plenty Region.

Thames-Coromandel toilets get an upgrade before summer season

As we prepare to host more visitors for the holidays, we're making some final touches to improve a number of our public conveniences at parks and beach reserves around the district.

Man killed in Whakamarama crash named

Police can now release the name of the man who died following a crash on Apata Station Road near State Highway Two, Whakamarama, on Monday 2 December.

He was Duran Hohaia Kelly, 35, of Somerville, Auckland.

NZ has hottest November on record - NIWA

New Zealand has just experienced its hottest November on record, according to NIWA climate scientists.

Floodwater, damage closes SH63 Wairau Valley bridge, Blenheim - NZTA

Wairau Valley bridge, SH63, remaining closed due to slow floodwater subsidence and highway damage

Arrest made in relation to Palmerston North serious assault - NZ Police

Palmerston North Police have today arrested a man in relation to a serious assault last week on the Mangaone Stream Walkway.

About 6pm on Tuesday 26 November, a woman walking along the walkway near Amberley Avenue was assaulted by a man who had followed her on a bicycle.

Cyclist dies following crash involving fleeing driver - Inspector Shanan Gray

Police can confirm that a cyclist who was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle during a fleeing driver incident in Massey last week, has sadly died in hospital last night.

He was a 39-year-old male from Auckland.