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Arrest after organised crime operation

Two arrests have been made following an operation terminated by Wellington Police’s Organised Crime and Drugs team on Thursday.

Police searched a Porirua address at 9pm and located about 500 grams of methamphetamine.

Police appeal for information following aggravated robbery

Waitemata Police are seeking public's help in identifying these offenders who are believed to have been involved in an aggravated robbery at around 12:30am on Friday 13 December.

Sixteenth fatality following Whakaari / White Island eruption

Police can confirm a further person injured in the Whakaari / White Island eruption, and later repatriated to Australia, sadly died yesterday.

This person will come under Australia’s coronial jurisdiction.

Number of banned firearms in NZ at upper end of Police estimates - COLFO

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) has estimated there are a total of 170,000 banned firearms in New Zealand, following an investigation of records from 11 firearms distributors and Customs imports. The announcement supports the higher limit released by Police earlier this year.

One dead following Rotorua crash

Police can now confirm one person has died following a single vehicle crash on State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua, Saturday 14 December.

Police were called around 3:34pm.

One person died at the scene.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.

24 hour delay to opening of new lanes on Northwestern Motorway

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the opening of the new northbound traffic and bus lanes on SH16 between Lincoln Road and Westgate will be delayed for 24 hours.

The new lanes were due to open on Monday, 15 December. They will now open on Tuesday, 16 December.

Some rain on the way for dry regions

NZ is in between high pressure systems this week and on Tuesday a low will pull down sub-tropical fuelled rain over dry upper North Island regions.

Whakaari / White Island - return onto island

A recovery team is this morning returning to Whakaari / White Island, with boots on the ground and resource in the air.

As with the first recovery operation, the plan is contingent on a range of risk factors which have been, and will continually be, assessed.

One dead following Lincoln crash

Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash at the intersection of Ellesmere Road and Tancreds Road, Lincoln.

Police were alerted to the two car crash shortly after 4:30pm.

Two other people were injured and transported to hospital.

Fatal crash near Athol

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 6 near Athol.

Police and emergency services were alerted to the single-vehicle crash around 5pm.

One person died at the scene and four others have been taken to hospital with minor injuries.