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Police name man who died following Taihape assault

Police can now name the man who died following an assault on Thrush Street, Taihape, yesterday morning.

He was 43-year-old Kerrin Payne, known as Ted, of Taihape.

Police extend their sympathies to his whanau and friends.

Police urge caution for road users along the Windy Gap

Police are advising road users using State Highway 5, between Taupo and Hawkes' Bay of a crash and high winds currently affecting the area.

A campervan on its side blocking southbound lane approximately 2 kilometres south of Te Haroto.

There were no reported injuries.

Blenheim Police seek help from public

Police are asking the public to help find a person who assisted an injured man in Blenheim on Saturday 6 July.

The man was reportedly assaulted by four other men at an unknown location around 9.20pm.

He was found by a member of the public who took him to Blenheim Police Station.

Hump Ridge on track to be NZ’s next Great Walk

Southland’s 61 km Hump Ridge Track is set to be New Zealand’s next Great Walk the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage announced today in Tuatapere, Southland.

Serious crash near Ngahinapouri

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash near Ngahinapouri, Waipa District.

Police received a report around 8:35pm that three cars had been involved in a collision at the intersection of Tuhikaramea Road and Gillard Road.

Prisons 'need full body scanners'

Drug infiltration into our maximum security prisons is putting prisoners and staff at unnecessary risk, and one tool that would be of huge benefit is a full body scanner.

Two Lotto players celebrate $500,000 win

The weekend is off to a smashing start for two Lotto players from Hamilton and Feilding after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at Whitcoulls The Base in Hamilton and New World Feilding in Feilding.

Serious crash in Te Teko

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious single-car crash on Galatea Road, Te Teko.

Police were called about 7.20pm.

Initial reports suggest one person has been injured.

The road is closed between MacDonald Road and Te Mahoe School Road.

Person charged following Antonio Hall fire

Police have arrested and charged one person in relation to yesterday's fire at Antonio Hall, Riccarton Road.

They will appear in Youth Court next week.

Witnesses sought following Gore assault

Police are seeking information following an assault in Gore which resulted in a man being hospitalised.

Around 11:30pm yesterday, Friday 12 July, a man was walking alone on Hamilton Street when he was approached from behind by at least three unknown men who seriously assaulted him.