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Two vehicle crash, Plimmerton

Police are advising motorists to avoid Grays Road in Plimmerton following a two vehicle crash.

The collision occurred shortly after 7am.

One person is trapped but not thought to be seriously injured.

Diversions are being put in place.

NZ increases climate finance commitment to Pacific

New Zealand will increase its global climate finance commitment to $300 million over four years, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today in New York at the launch of Climate Week NYC, where she was a keynote speaker.

Slow down and drive to the conditions

It is cold and wet down south and motorists are reminded of the need to slow down and drive to the conditions.

There have been three crashes in Invercargill this afternoon within a two hour period.

Police continue to investigate needles in strawberries

Police continue to make enquiries following a report yesterday of needles found inside strawberries imported from Australia.

"An investigation is underway and we are working in close partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Manawatu rivers are breeding grounds for shorebirds

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking everyone to watch out for nesting shorebirds on our rivers this spring and summer.

Change to University of Wellington approved

Victoria University of Wellington’s Council has confirmed its earlier draft decision to change the University’s name to ‘University of Wellington’.

Police name man killed in Takanini incident

Police are now in a position to name the man who died in an incident on Popes Road, Takanini on 15 September, 2018.

He was 49-year-old John McKee originally from Northern Ireland. Mr McKee had been living in NZ for a number of years.

Social workers commended

Associate Professor Kieran O’Donoghue, head of Massey University’s School of Social Work, commends social workers on the role they play towards personal and community transformation.

Man named who died after all into Ruapehu Crater Lake

Police can now release the name of the man who died after falling into Crater Lake at Mount Ruapehu on Saturday 22 September.

He was 32-year-old Magesh Jagadeesan of Lower Hutt.

Police extend our sympathies to his family and friends.

Busy season for NIWA scientists in Antarctica

The new science season at Antarctica is just a few days away from opening and NIWA researchers are busy packing containers and shipping them to the ice where they will be reunited with them in the coming months.