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Man arrested in relation to shooting in Whenuapai

Police have arrested a man in relation to a shooting in Whenuapai last week.

Police were called on the morning of Monday January 14, after a man was found with gunshot wounds at a property on Brigham Creek Road.

The victim is now in a stable condition in hospital.

Chris Connolly retiring as curator at NPDC's world-class Pukekura Park

The job of keeping the international Green Flag flying over NPDC’s world-class Pukekura Park is changing hands.

Curator Chris Connolly is retiring this month and passing the banner to newly-returned Kiwi expat Kristian Davies.

Reminder from Waimate mayor to shine spotlight on local heroes

Mayor Craig Rowley is reminding people that nominations for the Waimate 2019 Civic Awards close this Friday.

Chris Connolly retiring as curator at NPDC's Pukekura Park

The job of keeping the international Green Flag flying over NPDC’s world-class Pukekura Park is changing hands.

Curator Chris Connolly is retiring this month and passing the banner to newly-returned Kiwi expat Kristian Davies.

Eagle and Maritime Police rescue kayakers off Orere Point

Two people have been returned to shore by Maritime Police after their kayak drifted out to sea off Orere Point, Auckland.

One of the kayakers called 111 at about 8:30pm when it started to get dark and they hadn’t been able to get the vessel back to shore.

Serious crash in Paengaroa

Police are attending the scene of a crash between and a car and a motorcycle on State Highway 33, Paengaroa.

One person is in a critical condition.

State Highway 33 is likely to be closed for some time.

Kitesurfing death in Tauranga

A man has died following a kitesurfing incident in Tauranga this afternoon.

The incident occurred at Fergusson Park at about 4:20pm.

The man was on land preparing his kite ahead of taking it into the water.

The kite was caught by a gust of wind and crashed.

Man missing at Ramarama swimming hole

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a water incident in Ramarama.

A man went under the water in a swimming hole off Pratts Road, and has failed to surface.

The incident was reported at 4:50pm.

Person missing at Hunua Falls

The accessway to Hunua Falls has been closed while Police search for a person who went missing in the water this afternoon.

A man was swept into the water near the waterfall at about 2:40pm and has not been located.

MOE employees supporting children with learning needs to strike - NZEI

Learning Support Service Managers, the Education Ministry staff responsible for the allocation and management of support services for children with additional learning needs, are set to take strike action from Monday [21 January] after a bid to gain parity with other managers employed by the Mini