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Police acknowledge IPCA report into 2017 fleeing driver incident

Police acknowledge the findings of an Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) report into the use of force during a fleeing driver incident in Christchurch in September 2017.

On 30 September 2017 Police observed a ute in Linwood Avenue they believed to have been stolen.

Inappropriate force used on young people after pursuit through Christchurch - IPCA

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police used excessive force when arresting a fleeing driver. This was largely due to a lack of communication and planning during the preceding pursuit.

District’s Elders welcome the contact - GDC

Operation Manaaki continues this week with around 50 Council staff calling the region’s older residents to make sure they are connected and safe during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown.

The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive.

Drinking water supply solid for the region - Gisborne District Council

Gisborne residents can be reassured their drinking water supply is safe and will continue throughout the four-week nationwide lockdown.

Council team leader for drinking water Judith Robertson says the treating and supply of water is extremely high priority.

'Unite Taranaki says let's get creative to thank our essential workers'

The votes are in for how we can Unite Taranaki and it’s clear our region’s essential workers are number one, as lockdown continues.

Taranaki is coming together like never before to help smash Covid-19 and beat a nationwide lockdown.

Kapiti Coast residents urged to stay put this Easter - council

Kāpiti Coast Mayor K Gurunathan is urging Kāpiti Coast residents not to be complacent in the fight against COVID-19 and to stay home and save lives this Easter.

'Easter Weekend: High pressure and stormy low pressure creates squash zone of wind'

The Southern Ocean will be stormy this weekend but latest modelling shows high pressure will not give up easily, pushing back in a battle between weather systems.

As we said last week Easter Weekend could be stormy with very low pressure expected in the Southern Ocean.

KidsCan launches urgent appeal to fund 3,000 food parcels for isolated families

Thousands of children and their families living in poverty in towns and rural communities across New Zealand will soon be receiving emergency food relief packages from KidsCan.

Police appeal for witnesses to Dunedin crash

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed a crash at the corner of Hanover Street, Dunedin on Thursday April 2.

The crash that occurred around 10.30pm involved a bus and a silver Subaru.

The occupants of the car fled the scene following the crash.

Oxfam coordinates response to TC Harold

Oxfam teams in the Pacific are already working with partner agencies and governments in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in response to Tropical Cyclone Harold.