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Police urgently seeking to speak with Ri Nikora, of Flaxmere

Police urgently needs to speak with 42-year-old Ri Nikora, of Flaxmere.

Mr Nikora has not been in contact with family in several weeks.

However the investigation team looking into the death of Kathleen Kawana believes he may be able to provide information that may help.

Improvements to intersection of Kiddle, Arrowsmith and Napier to begin

The intersection of Kiddle Drive, Arrowsmith Avenue and Napier Road is about to be changed to make it safer for school children, cyclists, pedestrians and cars.

More Kiwi students take leap to NASA

A second cohort of high-performing New Zealand tertiary students and recent graduates are set to wing their way to California to participate in the NASA International Internship Programme.

Column: Nutrient efficiency is important

By Bala Tikkisetty

Winter and early spring are times when nutrients are most at risk of getting lost from farms due to high rainfall, reduced pasture growth, the huge amount of urine deposition, soil compaction and pugging.

New software school in Whangarei due for October opening

Whangarei’s new software school to help solve tech-sector skills shortage with region’s first diploma in web design and development

"Job placement for our graduates is a key focus" say co-founders Ruth Green-Cole and George Norris.

Northland Corrections not achieving full potential, says Chief Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says the Northland Regional Corrections Facility is persisting with policies that are preventing it from achieving its full potential.

Police announce period of road closure in Kaiapoi

Motorists are advised that the old Waimakariri Bridge road (Main North Road, south of Wrights Road) in Kaiapoi will be closed to traffic for a period of time this afternoon.

Police are working in the area in relation to an incident that happened earlier today.

Singapore Airlines move 'a vote of confidence in Wellington'

Wellington Chamber of Commerce welcomes the news that Singapore Airlines is introducing one of the world’s most modern aircraft to its Wellington-Melbourne-Singapore service.

Firearms collection events in Taumaranui region this week

Police encourage firearm owners in the Taumaranui area to attend a prohibited firearms amnesty and buy-back collection event this week at the Taumaranui Rugby and Sports club, which can be accessed off Cherry Grove Road.

Events will be held on Friday and Saturday, from 10am - 3pm.

Clarification on Queenstown update

A 20-year-old Otago man detained by Police when entering Australia yesterday evening did not have a warrant to arrest when he left New Zealand.

The warrant was issued after he boarded the plane.