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Police acknowledge IPCA findings into Blenheim incident

Police acknowledge the findings of the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) report that found it was reasonable for an officer to shoot an offender who ran towards him, apparently intending to harm him with a knife.

Police appeal for information following flyers delivered in Blenheim

Statement to be attributed to Sergeant Tara Lindsay:

Police are appealing for any witnesses or information regarding flyers delivered around Blenheim overnight on 26/27 June 2020.

Non-fatal shooting in Blenheim - IPCA

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in shooting an offender who ran towards him with the apparent intent to cut or stab him with a knife.

Hastings Mayor demands answers on State Highway 5

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst is demanding answers over the safety of State Highway 5 as the number of fatal crashes continues to rise.

Gisborne Council investigating eroding landfill site at Awatere River

Council is urgently investigating an old Council landfill site which has been disturbed by a river swollen due to recent heavy rain. The old landfill site in Te Araroa, 170km north of Gisborne, has been closed for about 15 years.

Severe Weather risks for NZ next 2 days - Weather Watch

Severe gales, heavy snow and heavy rain are in the forecast for today and Wednesday as a low moves away from NZ and the colder southerly surge comes in behind it.

It's time to stop metals leaching into NZ's drinking water - Master Plumbers

Master Plumbers is urging the Government to stop sitting on its hands over a serious public health issue which sees harmful metals leaching into drinking water.

Sudden death in Whanganui - NZ Police

Emergency services were called to a premises on London Street, Whanganui at about 2.00pm today.

A child was subsequently taken to the Whanganui Hospital where they were unable to be revived.

Sharemilker who bashed cows with a pipe given a slap on the wrist - SAFE NZ

Northland sharemilker Mike Luke who was filmed repeatedly and violently bashing his cows was sentenced in the Whangārei District Court today and fined $3,130. The footage was taken by Farmwatch after complaints from farm workers were ignored by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Russell Maher jailed for $1.55 million fraud - SFO

A foreign exchange broker who defrauded his clients of approximately $1.55 million by using forged documents has been sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment.