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National population estimated at 4.93 million - Stats NZ

The estimated resident population as at 31 December 2018 is 4.93 million, up from 4.84 million in December 2017, Stats NZ said today.

The annual population growth rate was 1.7 percent.

$300,000 granted through Trust’s new online application system

Central Lakes Trust launches online applications with over $300,000 granted in the first funding round for the 2019 calendar year.

Grants Manager, Vicci Lawrence says applicants can now easily track the progress of their application and manage their grant.

Report calls for action to address harassment online

A comprehensive new report from ActionStation launched Monday examines the harm that unmoderated and under-regulated online platforms are causing New Zealanders.

Te Kahui o Taranaki and DoC announce new Kaitiaki Whenua Ranger role

Te Kāhui o Taranaki and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Capper into the unique and newly developed role of Kaitiaki Whenua Ranger.

Cyclone Oma's future track remains uncertain - Weather Watch

Cyclone Oma is stumping some computer models with two of the most trusted cyclone forecast models taking oposing views about the future track of the storm.

No access for Pigeon Valley residents today

There will be no restricted access for residents of the Teapot, Eves and Redwood Valleys today.

Civil Defence Controller Roger Ball said this was because of high winds and the associated extreme fire danger.

Pedestrian critically injured in Blenheim

A pedestrian has been critically injured after being struck by a truck in Spring Creek, Blenheim just after 6am today.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Hillocks Road and Rapaura Road.

Fatal crash in Reporoa

One person has died following a crash on Massey Road, Reporoa this evening.

No-one else was injured in the single vehicle crash which was reported to Police shortly after 8.30pm.

A police investigation into the circumstance of the crash is ongoing.

One dead following serious crash in Onerahi

Police can confirm one person has died following a crash on Whangarei Heads Road, Onerahi.

The single vehicle crash was reported to Police at 6.46pm.

One person was also critically injured in the crash.

Serious crash in Onerahi

Police are attending a serious crash on Whangarei Heads Road, Onerahi.

The single vehicle crash was reported to Police at 6.46pm.

Whangarei Heads Road is closed as a result of the crash and diversions are in place over Mt Tiger.