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January 22, 2018
Fatbergs behind massive sewage overflow in Papatoetoe after Auckland storm

Fatbergs behind massive sewage overflow in Papatoetoe after Auckland storm

Fatbergs have been blamed for a huge sewage overflow that surrounded a South Auckland house with faecal matter and toilet paper.Property manager Satyia Nand, who looks after properties on Great South Rd in Papatoetoe, called for...

Man critically injured in Massey construction site accident

Man critically injured in Massey construction site accident

A construction worker was trapped and critically injured after an accident involving a large piece of machinery in Massey today.The accident took place on a construction site on Mamaku Drive in Massey about 3pm.The man was driving...

Anihera Black hands police names of four she says know of Awanui's alleged child sex ring

Anihera Black hands police names of four she says know of Awanui's alleged child sex ring

The widow of Awanui Black says she has given police the names of four people she believes were aware of an alleged child sex ring he was a part of.Anihera Zhou Black today confirmed to the Bay of Plenty Times she had given names...

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on Te Atatu Rd in West Auckland

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on Te Atatu Rd in West Auckland

A pedestrian hit by a car in West Auckland has died.Police confirmed about 8.45pm that the person - who suffered critical injuries in the incident - had since died."The pedestrian suffered critical injuries in the collision ......

Dunedin petrol station assault: Fears father 'may not survive'

Dunedin petrol station assault: Fears father 'may not survive'

The victim of an alleged assault at a Dunedin petrol station may not survive, his daughter says.A 43-year-old man remains in Dunedin Hospital in an induced coma after he was found by a tanker driver on the forecourt of Mobil Forbury,...

Allegations 800,000 NZers at risk of medical privacy breach

Allegations 800,000 NZers at risk of medical privacy breach

A stoush has erupted over patient medical records, with a claim the privacy of up to 800,000 Auckland patients has been put at risk. Four New Zealand and Australasian healthcare IT companies, Healthlink, Medtech Global, My Practice,...

Deregistration of meth smoking Whangārei Hospital doctor confirmed

Deregistration of meth smoking Whangārei Hospital doctor confirmed

The Medical Council has decided to deregister a methamphetamine-smoking Northland doctor who was sacked for prescribing controlled drugs to her partner and others.The council has now published its decision after the doctor, Lynda...

Elderly driver misses tree, crashes into house

Elderly driver misses tree, crashes into house

An elderly driver has lost control of their car, narrowly missing a tree and crashing into a house.A police media spokeswoman said police were called about the crash, opposite New World Westend in Rotorua, at 5.15pm.She said the...

Police appealing for sighting of light-coloured 4x4 as part of McLaren Falls murder probe

Police appealing for sighting of light-coloured 4x4 as part of McLaren Falls murder probe

Police are appealing for sightings of a light-coloured 4x4 as they continue to investigate the murder of Mitchell Paterson at McLaren Falls.Police would like to hear from anyone who saw vehicles in the vicinity of McLaren Falls,...

The H-Files: Daring air force pilot killed in fall from plane after harness failed at Mangere, Auckland

The H-Files: Daring air force pilot killed in fall from plane after harness failed at Mangere, Auckland

A man working near Auckland's Māngere aerodrome saw a plane in the air and heard a peculiar whistling noise.It was quickly followed by a heavy thud, Mr A Ford told a Herald reporter, and he concluded an object had been dropped...

Prison recall confirmed for child killer Tony Roma

Prison recall confirmed for child killer Tony Roma

Child killer Anthony Lawrence (Tony) Roma has resumed his life sentence for the murder of a young boy in his Napier home 27 years ago.The recall was confirmed yesterday in a Parole Board decision from a hearing held on July 9, a...

Firefighters bring South Auckland factory blaze under control

Firefighters bring South Auckland factory blaze under control

At least 25 firefighters are damping down after a big blaze at a warehouse in Bairds Rd Otara this afternoon.It took some time to bring the fire under control after the alarm was raised just after 3pm.Thirteen appliances were...

Kiwi teen could still be deported from Australia by Peter Dutton

Kiwi teen could still be deported from Australia by Peter Dutton

Australia Immigration Minister Peter Dutton could still deport a New Zealand-born youth who was released from immigration detention in Melbourne on Monday.The 17-year-old, who has a string of criminal offences, had been held in...

New memorial for victims of Erebus Antarctic plane crash to miss 40th anniversary

New memorial for victims of Erebus Antarctic plane crash to miss 40th anniversary

The Government has agreed to build a national memorial to victims of the 1979 Mt Erebus plane crash in Antarctica, but it is not expected in time for the disaster's 40th anniversary next year.Members of a group pushing for a national...

Mum jailed for drug dealing discovered during investigation into record bust

Mum jailed for drug dealing discovered during investigation into record bust

A woman whose drug dealing was uncovered during an investigation related to a record 500kg meth bust in 2016 has been jailed for five years and five months.Arna Iwi Odette Smith was sentenced in the Auckland High Court on six charges...

Rolled truck closed SH1 near Hampton Downs for more than 5 hours

Rolled truck closed SH1 near Hampton Downs for more than 5 hours

State Highway 1 has opened again more than five hours after it was closed when a truck rolled near Hampton Downsshortly before 2pm.NZTA said the incident occurred just south of Hampton Downs about 2pm and the road was closed in...

Westport woman assaulted after refusing to hand over money

Westport woman assaulted after refusing to hand over money

A Westport woman was assaulted by a man after she refused to give him money when he came to her home.Now police are asking for help finding the assailant.About 6.50am on July 6 a man entered a rural property on Utopia Rd, approaching...

Waikato's top cop reassures community after three homicides

Waikato's top cop reassures community after three homicides

Waikato police say gangs are involved in the deaths of three men in the wider area over the last two weeks. Speaking out after three arrests were made yesterday , Waikato police Superintendent Bruce Bird also confirmed they believe...

Forestry worker Shannon David Omlo killed in accident near Nelson

Forestry worker Shannon David Omlo killed in accident near Nelson

Police have released the name of the forestry worked who died in an accident near Nelson on Monday. He was 31-year-old Shannon David Omlo of Tapawera.Police were notified around 10.10am on Monday that Omlo had been injured in...

Death of Mt Albert pōhutukawa tree could cost ratepayers $15,000

Death of Mt Albert pōhutukawa tree could cost ratepayers $15,000

A 6m pōhutukawa planted in Mt Albert recently may have been poisoned and thousands of dollars of ratepayer money could be down the drain should the dying tree need replacing.The pōhutukawa was planted in January on New...

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