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Police make an arrest and recover meth as part of Operation Notus

Kawerau Police yesterday made one arrest and recovered a significant quantity of methamphetamine as part of Operation Notus.

A search warrant was conducted at a local address in the ongoing effort to reduce the social harm caused by methamphetamine.

Police respond to IPCA report: 'Mistakes made' in Porirua incident

Police acknowledge the findings of an Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) report which determined that the pepper spraying of a man, and the man’s subsequent arrest, were unlawful.

Arrest and use of pepper spray unlawful - IPCA

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the use of pepper spray against a man, and his subsequent arrest in Porirua on 16 April 2017 were unlawful.

Indian and Kiwi students explore water issues in Central Otago

A group of Indian students and teachers and their Kiwi counterparts are this week immersing themselves in a range of water-related issues in Central Otago as part of a global leadership and sustainability initiative.

Otago Polytechnic celebrates record number of graduates

A record 1580 people will graduate from Otago Polytechnic on Friday 14 December.

This includes 740 people graduating in person, up from 644 last year.

The overall graduation numbers eclipse Otago Polytechnic’s 2017 December record of 1463.

Peacocke/Ring Rd sod turning postponed

Good morning,

The planned sod turning ceremony for the Peacocke Growth Cell and the final stage of the Ring Road, due to be held on Friday 14 December 2018, has been postponed.

We are looking to reschedule the event in the New Year.

Fatal farm crash in Coromandel

A man has died after the ute he was driving rolled on a farm in Coromandel overnight.

Police were called to the farm about midnight after the man failed to return home as usual.

He was found trapped beneath the vehicle about 2.35am.

Massey University sowing seeds with Indonesia

Massey University and Indonesia are building on their strong foundations in agriculture and horticulture, bringing government officials and educators to New Zealand to re-sign a memorandum of understanding.

Two Lotto players scoop $500,000 win

Christmas has come early for two lucky Lotto players from Christchurch who have each won $500,000 in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at Paper Plus Eastgate in Christchurch and online at MyLotto to a player from Christchurch.

$5 million funding for City Mission one step closer - Auckland Council

Today Auckland Councillors voted to receive Mayor Phil Goff’s Annual Budget proposal including funding of $5 million for the City Mission’s HomeGround housing and social services project.

The Mayor’s Annual Budget proposal includes the following key items: