Police release name of Man who died following Light Aircraft crash, Central Otago

Police release name of Man who died following Light Aircraft crash, Central Otago

Police revealed the name of a man who died in a light aircraft crash near Old Man Range near Alexandra in Central Otago. His name was Phillip Gordon Pullar, aged 62. The crash happened on February 3. Emergency services were notified of a beacon alert from the private aircraft at...

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iwi want KiwiRail to get ‘its house in order’ – Manawatū Infrastructure

iwi want KiwiRail to get ‘its house in order’ – Manawatū Infrastructure

Te Rūnanga o Raukawa wrote to KiwiRail today regarding re-engagement with Ngāti Kauwhat over the rail and road freight centre yet to be built between Palmerston North and Bunnythorpe — it is a plea by 25 hapū and iwi. Te Rūnanga o Raukawa Chair Kelly Bevan says that it will...

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Child sustains serious injuries after being hit by Car, Kāpiti Coast

Child sustains serious injuries after being hit by Car, Kāpiti Coast

A child sustained serious injuries after a being hit by a car in Waikanae on the Kāpiti Coast. At around 2:55 pm emergency services were called to reports of a child in a severe condition. Two ambulances and a helicopter responded to the reports. The Life Flight Rescue Helicopter landed...

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Meola Creek ‘sudden death’ treated as not suspicious, Auckland

Meola Creek ‘sudden death’ treated as not suspicious, Auckland

Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin of Auckland City’s West CIB has confirmed that the sudden death of a man at Meola Creek in Westmere is not being treated as suspicious. Post-mortem examinations were completed this morning. Police identified the man but are not notifying his next of kin. “Following the...

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2 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

2 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are 2 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, and none in the community. The first case arrived on February 2  from Zambia the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at day 5 of routine testing and is a close contact of a case. This...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission now an independent Crown entity

Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission now an independent Crown entity

The Minister of Health Andrew Little congratulated the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission in becoming an independent Crown entity in its first day. “This is a very significant day for the Commission. Its members will be dedicated to contributing to better and equitable mental health and wellbeing outcomes for all...

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Largest Auckland Employers raise minimum wage to $20.75 per hour

Largest Auckland Employers raise minimum wage to $20.75 per hour

The largest Auckland Employer, the Trusts, is set to move its workforce to a living wage suitable to benefit over 305 staff. The staff range across a number of organisations, that-of; retail stores, hospitality venues and hotels. During April of 2021, the pay raise will go to $20.75 per hour,...

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Police working to identify body of Man found dead at Meola Creek, Auckland

Police working to identify body of Man found dead at Meola Creek, Auckland

A man was found unresponsive in the water yesterday morning at Meola Creek, Westmore in Auckland. Police said they are working to identify the body after it was removed from the scene. The circumstances surrounding the man’s death will be investigated and established to find out how he died. Police...

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Police seek assistance after clothing left on Wellington Beach

Police seek assistance after clothing left on Wellington Beach

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the owner of clothing left on Hataitai Beach yesterday evening. Search, and Rescue teams were deployed in the area after finding the clothing. The clothes, Socks, a T-shirt and running shoes were found near Evans Bay Parade at around 9 pm...

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NZ Government setting large focus on Building Back Better

NZ Government setting large focus on Building Back Better

The New Zealand Government’s 2021 Budget is set to ‘sharpen’ focus on supporting economic bounce back from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Keeping New Zealanders safe from the virus is the most important goal for all-of Government motives. Finance Minister Grant Robertson revealed a Policy Statement for the 2021 Budget providing a...

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