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Holiday Drowning Toll Again Hits 10

Holiday Drowning Toll Again Hits 10

The Christmas and New Year holiday period has resulted in ten drowning deaths in New Zealand. This is the same number of fatalities as the holiday period last year.

Road Toll Lowest In 15 Years

Road Toll Lowest In 15 Years

The road toll for Central District during 2008 was the lowest it has been for 15 years, hopefully a sign that the proactive educational and enforcement work of the police is helping to drive the road safety message home.

Man In Court For Firing Shots

Auckland, Jan 5 NZPA - A man appeared in court today charged with firing a shotgun and aggravated robbery yesterday at Tokoroa in south Waikato.

Man Charged With Assaulting Stab Victim Granted Bail

Invercargill, Jan 5 NZPA - A man charged with assaulting stab victim Richard Hugh Briggs in Gore two days before Christmas was released on bail when he appeared in Invercargill District Court today.

Police did not oppose bail.

Aggravated Robbery In Swanson

Aggravated Robbery In Swanson

5 January 2009 - Waitakere CIB is investigating an incident in the West Auckland suburb of Swanson yesterday when a strawberry seller was robbed at gunpoint.

Work Starts Again In City Mall

Work Starts Again In City Mall

5 January 2009 - Work is starting again in City Mall with the removal of the Cashel airbridge and continued construction.

Seaside Town Pleads: 'Give Us More Housing... Bring Us More People'

5 January 2009 - The future growth and prosperity of a picturesque coastal township hangs in the balance as local residents and business owners pin their hopes on a new housing sub-division for growing the community's population and adding a new economic vitality and vibrancy to the settlement.

What's Inside The Stomach Of A Great White Shark? Find Out, Live!

What's Inside The Stomach Of A Great White Shark? Find Out, Live!

5 January 2009 - In one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history, Richard Dreyfuss of Jaws cuts open a Great White Shark to reveal a crushed tin can and a license plate.

Armed Incident In Riverhead

Armed Incident In Riverhead

5 January 2009 - Three men are being interviewed by police after an armed incident in the township of Riverhead early this morning.

Kiwis Keen On Moving Summer

Kiwis Keen On Moving Summer

5 January 2009 - If you think the late December summer holiday break just isn't delivering warm enough weather, you're not alone. A large number of Kiwis agree, according to a Research New Zealand poll.