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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.

Pilot injured in helicopter crash

Police were notified at 2.55pm this afternoon that a helicopter involved in the Pigeon Valley fires operation in Nelson had crashed.

Police and Fire and Emergency New Zealand responded to the scene.

Body found in Wellington lagoon - update

Police are still treating the death of a woman yesterday, whose body was found in Whairepo Lagoon near Frank Kitts Park, as unexplained.

The deceased is 48-year old Sarah Pauline Louise Mayne of Wellington.

Police appeal for sightings of missing woman Nadia (or Nadezda) Mikhaleva

Police are concerned for the safety of 53-year-old Nadia Mikhaleva, (otherwise known as Nadezda Mikhaleva), of Manly, Whangaparoa, Auckland.

Arrest made in relation to Hamilton assault

Waikato Police have arrested a 34-year-old man they were seeking in relation to an assault on Hendon Road in Hamilton on Saturday morning.

The man was located by police at a residential address in Hamilton at around 11pm last night.

Gore Police appeal for sightings prior to boy's death

Police would like to hear from any members of the public who may have seen a 3-year-old boy on Salford Street, Gore, between 8.45pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday 29 January.

The boy had mousy blonde hair and was wearing a high-visibility vest and shorts.

Mangere Bridge shooting - update

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting of a man in Mangere Bridge this morning.

Police were called to the incident on Coronation Road at 5.40am today.

One person had suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Auckland Hospital in a serious condition.

Update on access arrangements for Valley residents

Residents of the remaining 14 evacuated properties from Pigeon Valley will have conditional re-entry from 8am today. This means that they can reoccupy their properties, including staying overnight if they wish, provided they remain prepared to evacuate again if the situation changes.

Pigeon Valley fire: Restricted access visits

Residents of Teapot and Eves Valleys, and those from Pigeon Valley who are still evacuated, will have restricted entry to their properties tomorrow, weather and fire conditions permitting.

Restricted access for Teapot, Eves and Pigeon Valleys will be from 8am to 2pm.

Searchers find body in Maketu

Search and rescue team looking for missing man John (Johnny) Mohi have found a body in Maketu this evening.

While the formal identification of the body is still to be completed the search and rescue operation for Mr Mohi has been put on hold.