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Police name Waimate district crash victim

Police can now name the man who died after a single-vehicle crash on State Highway One in the Waimate district at Makikihi on April 14.

He was 31-year-old Ryan John Morgan of Timaru.

Police extend its condolences to his family and friends at this time.

Police appeal for witnesses after Highbrook crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash on the Southern Motorway, near Highbrook, Auckland.

At about 3pm on April 14, Police and emergency services were called to the crash in the northbound lanes of the motorway at the Highbrook Road interchange.

New footpaths improve walking and cycling options

Pedestrians in the Far North will soon have more safe walking options with 12 new footpaths to be built across the District this financial year.

New fenced dog exercise area announced

Hamilton’s new fenced dog exercise area will be in Innes Common - and it will be operational by the end of June.

Arthurs Pass National Park Visitor Centre moves

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has moved its visitor centre services ahead of a planned upgrade to the Arthur’s Pass National Park Visitor Centre later this year.

Innovative Intergenerational Regional Strategy announced

The Government has announced support for the development of a new intergenerational Regional Growth Strategy for Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman.

Police arrest gang associate in relation to aggravated robbery

Police have arrested a 28-year-old male associate of the Comanchero gang in relation to an aggravated robbery incident last year.

The aggravated robbery, and subsequent alleged assault of a police officer, happened in Mount Maunganui, in the Bay of Plenty, on July 20, 2018.

New UCOL Council member

Mr Lyal French-Wright has been appointed to the UCOL Council by the Education Minister Hon. Chris Hipkins.

Two further arrests in operation targeting Comanchero gang

Police have arrested two more people following the termination of a year-long investigation into the activities of the Comanchero Motorcycle Gang.

Council welcomes funding for Smart Services

Government funding for the Marlborough District Council’s Smart Services project has been welcomed by Mayor John Leggett as a major step towards all of the region becoming more prosperous and sustainable under Council’s Smart+Connected framework.