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Name released after fatal paraglider crash

Police can now name the man who died following a paraglider crash at Mount Maunganui on Saturday.

He was 28-year-old Joshua Graeme Tingey of Tauranga.

Police extend their sympathies to his family during this difficult period.

Transport Minister celebrates opening of Te Onewa Pa

Minister of Transport, Phil Twyford, has this morning opened the recently upgraded Te Onewa Pā, located under the northern end of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, with a dawn blessing.

Auckland Uni students devote summer to real world research

The University of Auckland’s youngest researchers are nearing the end of a summer spent taking on real-life research under the guidance of leading academics.

Police attending firearms incident in Ahipara

Police are currently responding to an incident where a male has been sighted with a firearm in Ahipara, Northland.

Multiple shots have reportedly been fired at a property, however no one is injured.

Road transport industry concerns for cyclists and motor cyclists

Behaviour by a small number of cyclists and motorbike riders is concerning National Road Carriers Association, the country’s largest organisation representing the road transport industry.

Work starts on final stage of Hamilton ring road

Work on the final section in Hamilton’s arterial ring road, linking Wairere Drive and Cobham Drive (State Highway 1) is underway.

Scientists send snapper to Northland boot camp

At a laboratory just outside Whangarei, scientists are putting very young snapper through comprehensive physical testing - including a full medical check-up involving smell, hearing, vision, and even anxiety testing.

Commuter routes on some key Selwyn links to stay at 100 km/h

Speed limits will remain at 100km/hr on some key arterial routes in Selwyn, following a review of speed limits in the district.

Nation-wide survey to assess the state of our homes

Hundreds of homes will soon be assessed as part of a nation-wide survey on housing quality. The survey will help provide a better understanding of the condition of New Zealand housing and pilot new approaches in data collection, Stats NZ said today.

Non-religious NZers encouraged to say so in this year’s Census

Posters are going up across New Zealand today as part of a national advertising campaign calling for New Zealanders who don’t practice a religion to identify as not religious in the upcoming Census on 6 March.

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