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Antonio Hall fire treated as suspicious

Friday evening’s fire at Antonio Hall in the Christchurch suburb of Riccarton is being treated as suspicious. Fire investigators will return to the scene this morning to continue the investigation.

Police investigate Taihape death

Police are investigating the death of a man overnight in Taihape.

Police were called to a disorder incident on Thrush Street at 12.30am this morning.

On arrival a man was found to have critical injuries.

Police seek sightings of elderly woman missing from Rangiora

Police are urgently seeking sightings of an elderly woman missing from Rangiora.

Dianne Copp, 75, was last seen leaving the Rangiora New World on Good Street at 6:30pm.

She was seen driving north in the direction of her Ashley home, however she has failed to return.

Crews battling major fire in Riccarton

Sixteen Fire and Emergency crews from across Canterbury are fighting a blaze at Antonio Hall in Riccarton. The building is fully involved in fire.

Fire and Emergency was called to the Hall about 5.20pm. A command unit is also on the scene. The fire has not spread beyond the hall.

Police remind trampers and walkers to plan and prepare before heading out

Following a number of recent incidents involving people getting into difficulty outdoors Police are reminding people to plan and prepare before heading out this winter.

Person dead following South Waikato crash

Police can confirm one person has died following the serious crash on State Highway 5 this afternoon.

Another person is understood to have moderate injuries, and two have minor injuries.

The Serious Crash Unit has examined the scene.

Second arrest in Taupo attempted robbery

Police has arrested a second person in relation to the attempted robbery of a central Taupo jeweller on Monday, 8 July.

A 36-year-old man handed himself in to Police this morning and is in custody.

Police unveil new Eagle helicopters for Air Support Unit

New Zealand Police has officially unveiled its brand new fleet of Eagle helicopters at a launch event at Onehunga this afternoon.

Health warning on Waikato River lifted

The health warning placed on the Waikato River following last week’s incident that saw a large quantity of wastewater enter Lake Taupō has been lifted.

PGF-funded driver training exceeds expectations in Northland - Jones

A Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment to help young ex-offenders get a driver’s licence has exceeded expectations in Northland, with 338 people getting licences, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says.