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Major fight in Papamoa

Police are responding to a major disorder incident in Papamoa Beach.

There were more than 20 calls to Police from around 8:45pm of disorder and fighting in Lyn Grove.

Several vehicles were also present, and one person may have been hit by one of them.

Police name man who died at Kairaki Beach

Police are now in a position to release the name of the man who died yesterday at Kairaki Beach, near the Waimakariri River mouth.

He was 44-year-old Paul Johnston, of Balclutha.

Police thoughts are with Mr Johnston’s family and friends during this time.

Serious crash at Kaiapoi

Police are now in a position to release the name of the man who died following a crash on Tram Road, Kaiapoi yesterday.

He was 34-year-old Ben Caldicott-Elwell, of Rangiora.

Police extend their condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Doctor found, but witnesses still required for Kaiapoi crash

Police would like to thank media and members of the public for sharing information on social media about a crash on Tram Road in Canterbury yesterday where a motorcycle collided with a trailer.

The motorcyclist has since died from their injuries.

Man arrested after fleeing Police in Waikato

A Hamilton man is in custody following a fleeing driver incident in the suburb of Dinsdale, this morning.

Due to the manner of driving, Police signalled for the Nissan car to stop, but the driver failed to do so.

A contrasting end to this week for the South Island - MetService

The record number of dry days- in a row recorded at Christchurch Airport was 45 days and this was seen during September/October 1954. In the 24 hours leading up to 9am this morning, once again Christchurch Airport recorded no rainfall, making 2017 equal to the 1954 dry spell record.

A cooler week coming, but for most it's still warmer than average

A cool down is coming, especially for those in the very south and east of both islands, but for many areas the week ahead remains warmer than average or average.

Man dies at Waimakariri River mouth

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed a jet-skier getting into difficulty on Waikamariri River, north Canterbury yesterday.

The man died after being taken to hospital.

Man dies after falling from raft

The man who died after falling from a raft on the Landsborough River yesterday can now be named by Police.

He was 27-year-old Samuel Jacob Zarifeh of Christchurch.

Mr Zarifeh was on a private rafting trip with a group of teachers from a boys’ school in Christchurch.

The search for Emma Beattie continues

Enquiries into the disappearance of Emma Beattie are continuing today, but will be scaled back.

A large team of police officers and LandSAR volunteers have been involved in the search for Emma since she went missing last Friday, 1 December, from her Fernside home.

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