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Fisherman dead after incident near Ruakaka

Fisherman dead after incident near Ruakaka

A fisherman has died after getting into trouble while retrieving nets near Ruakaka in Northland. Police said they were called to Bream Bay just after 7am this morning. The man died at the scene. Another person was taken to Whangarei Hospital.

Fundraiser causes anger among deaf community

A deaf Wellington man says he‘s furious after a woman apparently pretending to be deaf so she could try to sell sign-language cards, came into his work. Photo: 123RF Deaf Action New Zealand has laid a complaint with police after reports of people in Wellington and Auckland trying to sell the cards for $5 each. It says the cards, which […]

Submissions for and against amendments to fishing law

Submissions for and against amendments to fishing law

Hundreds of people have made submissions on legislation intended to give more protection to native freshwater fish. Photo: RNZ Insight/Teresa Cowie The Government said the Indigenous Freshwater Fish Amendment Bill would allow the responsible minister to address threats such as damage to spawning sites and drainage works or pump stations. Many submissions came from the whitebaiting community on the West […]

Auckland Transport asked to investigate crash site months ago

Auckland Transport asked to investigate crash site months ago

Auckland Transport was asked by Ōrākei Local Board five months ago to investigate the safety of a road which was the scene of a fatal crash yesterday. Photo: Anneke Smith / RNZ One person died and ten were injured in the collision between a car and bus on Meadowbank‘s Gowing Drive. The police have said the car was speeding and […]

Teenager charged with armed robbery of dairy

Teenager charged with armed robbery of dairy

Police are charging a 14-year-old in relation to the armed robbery of a dairy in Timaru. Police said four people took cash and cigarettes from the Morgans Road store at about 8.30am on Friday morning, while equipped with weapons. The 14-year-old has been charged with robbery and will appear in Christchurch Youth Court on Tuesday. The police are continuing to […]

Protesters consider police action after rodeo confrontations

Protesters consider police action after rodeo confrontations

Protesters at a rodeo in Whangārei are considering asking the police to prosecute spectators who pushed and verbally abused them. Warning: strong language. Six anti-rodeo activists bought tickets and entered the Mid-Northern grounds at Kokopu Block Road yesterday. Mid-Northern club member Dianna Bradshaw said the club had a strict no high-definition cameras policy, which had been in place for over […]

North Island in for a wet start to the week

North Island in for a wet start to the week

Parts of the country are being advised to have raincoats and umbrellas on standby, with wet weather and possible thunderstorms on the move from the south. A 4 hour loop of the rain radar showing the progress of the front as it makes its way up the South Island. A station at Franz Josef has already recorded over 30mm of […]