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NCC offers rates remission to flood-affected ratepayers

The following resolution was adopted by Napier City Council at its meeting yesterday to allow flood-affected ratepayers to apply for rates remissions.

The main resolutions from the Council meeting were that Council:

Liquidator gets four-year prison sentence for fraud - SFO

A former Auckland liquidator has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office.

Humber Street closed at rail overpass - Waitaki District Council

20 November, 2020

Humber Street Overbridge: No trucks until height warnings are installed.

A serious accident occurred yesterday at the Humber Street bridge, Oamaru, after a truck struck the bridge and tipped over onto a passing car.

Trains resume on Wairoa - Napier line - KiwiRail

Media Release 20 November 2020

Trains resume on Wairoa - Napier line

Log trains are running again on the Wairoa-Napier line from this weekend.

Services were suspended earlier this year as a result of COVID-19's impact on the forestry industry.

Police warn online car sellers to be aware of fraudsters

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Callum McNeill:

Police are warning the public to be aware of a common scam involving the purchase of vehicles being sold on Facebook marketplace.

Class of 2020 enjoy celebrating at Manawatū graduation - Massey University

Five ceremonies are being held over two days in Manawatū.

More than 1000 graduates, their whānau and friends are celebrating the end of their academic journey at the Massey University Graduation Whakapōtaetanga for 2020.

Arrest made in Henderson homicide investigation

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Kevin McNaughton, Waitematā Police:

Police have now arrested and charged a man with murder in relation to the homicide investigation launched yesterday evening in Henderson.

Real life interrupts SAR exercise

The Akatarawa Forest, between Upper Hutt and the Kāpiti Coast, was humming with activity over the weekend as Emergency Services’ staff and volunteers took part in Wellington District's annual Search and Rescue (SAR) Exercise.

Fire and Emergency says be firewise in Otago this weekend

Fire and Emergency is expecting seasonal winds across Otago this weekend to increase the fire danger to very high.

"We recommend people hold off lighting fires unless there is little or no wind forecast," says Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer Jason Sarich.