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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.

Assault in Christchurch - scene cordoned

A 41-year-old male is in a serious but stable condition in hospital this morning following a serious assault shortly after midnight.

An area beside the Hornby Mall, on Shands Road, is currently cordoned off for a scene examination.

It is expected to be cleared by midday today.

Truck crash in Tararua

Police are responding to a truck crash in Tararua.

The truck rolled on Pahiatua Aokautere Road, also known as the Pahiatua Track, about 7.40am.

The driver sustained moderate injuries.

No other vehicles were involved.

Oceania Exhibition to open in London

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Pacific Peoples Carmel Sepuloni will represent New Zealand at the opening of the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on Tuesday 25 September.

Fatal crash near Gisborne

A man has died following a crash involving a car and a truck on SH 35 near Gisborne.

The man, the driver of the car, died at the scene.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Makarori Beach Road at around 9pm.

Serious crash closes road near Gisborne

State Highway 35 east of Gisborne is closed after a serious crash between a car and a truck.

It happened on Whangara Road just east of Makarori Beach Road around 9pm

The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance.

Search for missing man continues

The search for missing man Ian Marshall in South Otago has continued in a limited capacity this evening.

Today, there have been three boats, a helicopter, and seven volunteer LandSAR teams searching from Manuka Island towards the Balclutha township.

Update: Carterton school incident

Attribute to Senior Sergeant Mike Sutton

Police remain at a Carterton School following an incident where a number of students became unwell.

Police is assisting Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

Seven students have been taken to Masterton Hospital as a precaution.

Focusing on keeping people safe on the roads in the Hurunui

New Zealand Police’s purpose is to ensure every person who lives, works or transits through New Zealand is safe and feels safe - on the roads and in our communities.

Flying start for Conservation Week - DoC

The Wellington based Air New Zealand Greenteam got into the spirit of Conservation Week last Sunday 16 September by volunteering on Kapiti Island.