Two year-old dead following collision in Palmerston North

A two-year-old child has died following a serious crash along Pioneer Highway in Palmerston North last night. Police were called to the crash involving a motorbike and five pedestrians at 7.02pm. Two other people are being treated in Palmerston North Hospital. The Police investigation into the collision is ongoing.

Police investigate fatal hit & run in Whanganui

Police are investigating following an apparent hit and run in Whanganui overnight. Around 1:55am the body of an elderly female pedestrian was discovered near the intersection of Anzac Parade and Helmore Street, having sustained injuries consistent with a vehicle collision. Emergency services attended and Police have undertaken area searches however no vehicle has yet been... Continue Reading →

Wet and wild weekend for most of New Zealand

Few places in New Zealand managed to escape the wild weather this weekend,as a complex low-pressure system moved slowly onto the country from the Tasman Sea. This system was very active due to support from strong upper level winds (jet-stream), which brought rain to most regions,thunderstorms to western parts of northern and central New Zealand,... Continue Reading →

Serious crash near Whanganui

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on State Highway 4, south of Kakatahi. The two-vehicle crash occurred about 7pm. Initial indications are multiple people are injured. The road is completely closed and will likely remain closed for some time. Motorists are urged to delay travel or use alternative routes.

More protection for endangered kakī

Thousands of new predator traps have been recently installed in the Godley Cass and Macaulay river systems as part of conservation project, Te Manahuna Aoraki. There is now renewed hope that kakī, the world’s rarest wading bird, will one day be able to thrive without human intervention. Yesterday, 45 juvenile kakī were released at Mt... Continue Reading →

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