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CatWalk Trust applauds inclusion of wheelchair division in ASB Marathon

The CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust (CatWalk) congratulates the ASB Auckland Marathon on its commendable decision to include a pilot wheelchair division in the multi-distance event of the 2018 ASB Auckland Marathon.

Name release of Wakefield forestry worker killed on Monday

Police can now release the name of the forestry worker who died in Trass Valley near Wai-iti, Wakefield on Monday 16 July.

He was 31-year-old Shannon David Omlo of Tapawera.

Police offer their sympathies to Mr Omlo's family at this difficult time.

Give your views on Hereford St upgrade plans

Christchurch City Council is seeking public feedback on its proposed plans to upgrade Hereford Street so it is safer and more attractive.

Protecting the Lewis Pass highway from river erosion - NZTA

In preparation for a $2 million realignment of the South Island’s Lewis Pass highway (SH7), Transport Agency crews will be clearing a stand of trees this week. The road construction work will take place over the 2018/19 summer roadwork season.

Man dies at Nelson river incident

A man has died following an incident at the Maitai River in Nelson this morning.

Emergency services were called to the river, at the end of Clouston Terrace, about 9.45am.

Initial reports suggest the man was cycling in the area before he went into the river.

Marlborough district waterlogged - MDC

While the sun is shining today Marlborough is waterlogged, with soils holding more water than is usual for this time of year, making ponding and surface flooding slow to disappear.

'Urgent humanitarian access needed' to families displaced by fighting in Dera'a

Save the Children is calling for a ceasefire and urgent humanitarian access to children displaced by fighting in Dera’a in Southwestern Syria.

Children's Commissioner lays down challenges to charity

New Zealand’s Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft commended Life Education Trust on their work with children when he attended their national conference in Rotorua over the weekend.

Showers affect western NZ, while eastern areas are dry

New Zealand is under flat air pressure at the moment, not a high and not a low - which is actually a positive forecast when you have the school holidays on!

Use of pepper spray in Police cell unlawful - IPCA

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer’s use of pepper spray in a Police cell was unjustified and unlawful.