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Witnesses sought after incident in Marfell near New Plymouth

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident that occured in Marfell, near New Plymouth, overnight.

Police received reports of possible gunshots heard on Cook Street near Seaview Road just after midnight this morning, Sunday 24 March.

Single vehicle crash at Pukerua Bay, north of Wellington

Police and emergency services are currently in attendance at a collision at Pukerua Bay, where a single vehicle has crashed in the north-bound lane.

The crash occurred at 3.30am and the road is still blocked in both directions.

Homegrown festival - Waitangi Park area re-opens

Festival attendees are now able to re-enter the Waitangi Park area of the Homegrown festival after an earlier evacuation.

Following concerns held by Homegrown security about a person, a decision was made to evacuate the Waitangi Park area of the festival at around 9:20pm.

Homegrown festival partially evacuated

Homegrown security ordered the evacuation of the Waitangi Park area of the waterfront festival at around 9:20pm following their concerns about a person.

Police are in attendance ensuring the safe and orderly evacuation of attendees.

Powerball and Strike roll over

Powerball and Strike have both rolled over tonight, meaning there is a combined prize pool of $8.2 million up for grabs on Wednesday.

Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Wednesday night, where the jackpot will be $7 million.

Serious crash in Ranfurly

Police are attending the scene of a crash involving a quad bike in a rural area east of Ranfurly.

The crash was reported about 4:25pm.

Eight people are believed to have been involved but Police do not have confirmed injuries at this stage.

Khalifa praises reaction to mosque attack

"I pray that Muslim nations learn from this model of morality and each play their own role towards eradicating all forms of religious hatred" -Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad

Japanese woman on Milford Track to rejoin tour

The 73-year-old Japanese woman who was found after going missing on the Milford Track yesterday will rejoin her group for dinner at Milford Sound this evening.

Tramper found alive and well

A 73-year-old Japanese woman who was part of a multi-day guided walk with Ultimate Hikes on the Milford Track, Fiordland National Park has been found alive and well after becoming separated from her group.

Christchurch terror attacks - mosques handed back to community

Police have today handed the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Masjid back to the local community.

An armed police presence will remain at both mosques, and at mosques around New Zealand.