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Fatal skiing incident at Mt Aspiring near Wanaka

Police are aware of a skiing accident at Mt Aspiring at about 1.30pm today.

Two visitors to New Zealand were skiing from the top of Mt Aspiring, downhill toward the Bonar Glacier.

One of the skiers got into difficulty, has fallen on the slope and was fatally injured.

Man dies after falling into Crater Lake at Mount Ruapehu

A man has died after falling into Crater Lake at Mount Ruapehu.

Emergency services were flown to the scene via helicopter at around 1.50pm.

The man was recovered from the lake by members of the group he was with before emergency services arrived.

Four NZ writing projects awarded grants

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) are pleased to announce that Research Grants have been awarded to four New Zealand writers. The successful recipients were announced at the NZSA National Writers Forum in Auckland on 22 September 2018.

Man arrested following Invercargill assaults

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in relation to several assaults in Invercargill early today.

The man, who has been remanded in custody, is due to appear in Invercargill District Court on Tuesday 2 October.

Person trapped by vehicle in Highland Park dies

Police can now confirm a man trapped under a vehicle in Highland Park, Auckland has died.

Initial reports suggest the man was pushing a vehicle down a driveway about 12.15pm when he somehow became trapped underneath it.

Man arrested in relation to family harm incident in Papamoa

Police have now arrested a local man aged in his 20s in relation to the family harm incident in Papamoa this morning.

A man in his 40s has died after being stabbed at the address.

Police investigate Carterton school incident

Police continue to make enquiries to determine how a number of students at a Carterton school became unwell yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the school on High Street about 2.30pm with reports of an unpleasant smell and a number of ill children.

Mid-Canterbury truckies advised to secure their heavy vehicles

Ashburton Police are asking locals to ensure their heavy vehicles are secure and to report any suspicious behaviour, after a number of battery thefts this week.

Since Monday 17 September, Police have been made aware of five instances where batteries have been taken from heavy vehicles.

Mild weekend but wintry Monday in the south

WeatherWatch.co.nz is first with the latest snow forecast maps as a polar change hits southern New Zealand for the start of the working week, but before it arrives many regions will enjoy mild weather (although in the north Saturday is kicking off a bit gloomy).

River improvement targets exceeded

More than 136 kilometres of Bay of Plenty waterway margins have been protected from stock access in the past year through riparian management partnerships between private landowners and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.