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Second arrest following Taradale firearms incident

A 22-year-old man was today arrested in Flaxmere in relation to the firearms incident in Taradale on Sunday 19 January.

He has been charged with unlawful assembly.

A court date is not yet available.

Rider sought following motorcycle crash on the West Coast

Police are appealing for the public’s help following a motorcycle crash on the West Coast.

An unattended and badly damaged motorcycle was located on Kumara Junction Highway about 11.15am today.

Two people have died following a crash in Mataura

Two people have died following a serious crash on State Highway One, Mataura, Gore, this afternoon.

Police were alerted to the single-vehicle crash around 5pm.

Two other people have also been injured.

Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

One person has died following a crash on SH29

Police can now confirm one person has died following a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 29, Karapiro, shortly before 2pm.

The person died at the scene.

Diversions remain in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

First log train on Wairoa line

Regular log trains have started to run between Wairoa and Napier Port following completion of the new log yard in Wairoa.

Unexplained death in Lower Hutt

Police are investigating the death of a man found with critical injuries in Taita, Lower Hutt, this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene near the intersection of Futter Grove and Hughes Crescent just after 5.30am.

Body located in search for teenager

Police searching for missing teenager Vinnie Beecroft in Dunedin have this morning located a body.

Formal identification is yet to take place, however Police believe it is 14-year-old Vinnie, who failed to return to shore at St Clair Beach, Dunedin, on Thursday 23 January.

Serious crash on SH29 at Karapiro

Police are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 29, Karapiro.

The crash, involving two vehicles, occurred shortly after 2pm.

One person has been critically injured and another seriously injured.

Serious crash on Bank Street in Kaitaia

Police were alerted to the car vs tree crash at 6:08am.

Road closures are in place at Bank Street and Puckey Avenue, Dominion Road and Worth Street and Dominion Road and Redan Road.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

The Serious Crash Unit has been notified.

Appeal for information following Wainui collision

Police are appealing for information following a two-vehicle collision in Wainui this afternoon.

A man was struck by a passing maroon four wheel drive-type vehicle after he came off his motorcycle on Bossu Road about 3.30pm.