Thug who escaped police custody in Hamilton arrested

Thug who escaped police custody in Hamilton arrested

A thug who escaped the custody of Police at Hamilton Central Police Station on Monday has been located and arrested. The 24-year-old was taken into custody at a residential address in Te Awamutu without incident at around 5 pm this evening. Police have not yet confirmed charges that will be...

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Akatarawa Rd reopens since truck rolled into ditch, Reikorangi

Akatarawa Rd reopens since truck rolled into ditch, Reikorangi

Akatarawa Rd, near Reikorangi, was closed due to an accident involving a truck on November 12. The truck that was carrying around 40,000 litres of petroleum rolled over into a ditch while turning a sharp bend at around 2:30 pm. The road was closed overnight as it was too late...

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NZ Government to let in 2,000 fruit pickers from Pacific

NZ Government to let in 2,000 fruit pickers from Pacific

The New Zealand government is set to let in 2,000 fruit pickers from the Pacific after New Zealand Apples & Pears (NZAPI) welcomed the government's announcement. The fruit pickers will be able to enter New Zealand early next year but with strict conditions due to COVID-19. Chief Executives from the...

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Living wage for fruit pickers announcement of $22.10 per hour

Living wage for fruit pickers announcement of $22.10 per hour

The Living Wage for fruit picking has been increased to $22.10 per hour. The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today's announcement by Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor. 2,000 people from the pacific are being flown to New Zealand to pick seasonal fruit. “This decision sets...

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Police seize Cash, Firearm and arrest one Thug

Police seize Cash, Firearm and arrest one Thug

Northland Police seized cash, a firearm and arrested one thug in Kawakawa this week. A warrant was carried out at a property on Monday in relation to alleged drug offending. Police located at the address a large quantity of Methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of around $90,000 NZD. 50kgs...

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