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Child dies in Far North

A child has died after being hit by a car in a rural area in the Far North this afternoon.

The boy was riding a bike on Kimberley Road, Houhora, when he was hit just before 1:30pm.

The Serious Crash Unit has been notified, and Police were speaking with the driver.

Help needed to identify man in Rotorua Hospital

Authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who has been taken to Rotorua Hospital.

He is being treated after collapsing on Devon Street, by Huia St corner at about 11am.

Eight vehicles involved in crash near Taupo

Police remain at the scene of a crash on SH1, Wairakei - between Palmer Mill Rd and Oruanui Rd.

A full assessment of the crash is still being made.

However, initial reports are that a truck crashed into the back of a vehicle, when then shunted a number of other vehicles.

Police appeal made after Te Kuiti aggravated robbery

Waikato Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of the Waitomo Club on King St East, Te Kuiti.

Crash in Wairakei

Emergency services are responding to a crash on State Highway 1, Wairakei, which occurred at around 12.15pm.

A number of vehicles are reported to be involved and the road is blocked in both directions.

Bay of Plenty Police urge boat owners to secure property

Bay of Plenty Police are warning boat owners to be wary following recent thefts from recreational boats.

Woman dies after being hit by car

A 67-year-old woman died after being hit by a car on State Highway 12, Ohaeawai, Northland, shortly after 11pm last night.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

Person dies after car goes into water at Kairaki Beach

Police were notified at around 9.45pm last night that a car had been seen going into the water at Kairaki Beach.

The car was fully submerged when emergency services arrived and and sadly the driver of the car was found deceased a short time later.

Two teens arrested for robbery at Napier supermarket

Two 16-year-olds will appear in the Hastings District Court tomorrow following a brazen robbery at a Napier supermarket this evening.

At approximately 5.45pm tonight the youths were seen acting suspiciously outside the Green Meadows Four Square in Gloucester Street.

Mackenzie Council pleased Plan Change 13 nearly complete

After nearly 10 years of Environment Court proceedings relating to land use in the Mackenzie Basin, the Mackenzie District Council is pleased that Plan Change 13 is now largely complete.

The Environment Court released the 12th decision relating to Plan Change 13 on 7 September.

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