Police confirm missing Alexandra Woman Aqua Spiers found dead, Otago

Police confirm missing Alexandra Woman Aqua Spiers found dead, Otago

Police confirmed a young woman who went missing has been found dead near Alexandra, Otago. Earlier, Southern District Police appealed for the public’s help to locate 18-year-old Aqua Spiers. Concerns were raised for her wellbeing and whereabouts at the time. She was last seen on Sunday in the Alexandra area....

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Stabbing at Dunedin Supermarket leads to four injured, one arrest

Stabbing at Dunedin Supermarket leads to four injured, one arrest

An incident occurred this afternoon at a Countdown supermarket in Dunedin. Emergency services responded to reports of a stabbing on Cumberland Street at around 2.30pm. Four people were injured, with one sustaining critical injuries and three with moderate injuries. They were all transported to Dunedin Hospital for assessment of injuries....

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Temperatures to drop ‘abruptly’ with Winter right around the corner

Temperatures to drop ‘abruptly’ with Winter right around the corner

MetService forecasts that an abrupt midweek drop in temperatures is expected as Winter approaches. Temperatures around the country are expected to drop abruptly after the weekend faced warm and wet conditions. On Monday and part of Tuesday, highs are expected with a touch of warmer air coming from the northwest...

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Three Historical Covid-19 cases reported, none in Managed Isolation

Three Historical Covid-19 cases reported, none in Managed Isolation

There is no new cases of Covid-19 to report today in managed isolation. None have been reported in the community, but three have been reported as historical. The first new historical case arrived on April 25 from Japan. This person tested positive at around day 12 of routine testing and...

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Deadly Snake found ‘alive and wriggling’ in Northland

Deadly Snake found ‘alive and wriggling’ in Northland

A deadly yellow-bellied sea snake arrived ashore at Woolleys Bay on the Tutukaka Coast in Northland. It was found during the weekend ‘alive and wriggling’ by Gareth Fielder. The snake species is highly venomous but they are docile creatures and can arrive naturally from time to time by ocean currents....

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Missing 12-year-old Korbin from Kaiapoi located safe and well

Missing 12-year-old Korbin from Kaiapoi located safe and well

Canterbury Police sought the public to help to locate 12-year-old Korbin on Sunday. thisquality contacted the mother of Korbin on Monday evening. She’d confirmed he was located safe and well. “Yes, he is safe now. It was out of character for him,” she said to thisquality. Police picked him up...

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Māori Party applaud Whakatōhea High Court case

Māori Party applaud Whakatōhea High Court case

The Māori Party has applauded a Whakatōhea High Court case focusing litigation in respect of Māori rights in the coastal and marine areas. A number of hui’s and wānanga took place between various applicants as a result of when the hearing commenced. There were approximately three broad groupings of applicants...

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Two People injured following two-car crash in BoP

Two People injured following two-car crash in BoP

Emergency services responded to a crash involving two cars in Whakamarama, Bay of Plenty. The crash occurred at around 7am this morning between the intersection of State Highway 2 and Youngson Road. One person sustained serious injuries, while another person had moderate injuries as a result of the crash A...

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Māori Uptake of Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign brings encouragement

Māori Uptake of Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign brings encouragement

TV advertisements went to air, including the launch of a dedicated website yesterday. A national targeted Māori campaign, “Be a doer! KARAWHIUA”, has come to light. While seven months pregnant, a young mother Ruthie contracted the virus but encouraged whānau to inform themselves about the Covid-19 Vaccine. She stayed in...

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