Man arrested following video uploaded to YouTube inciting violence, death threats to Māori

Man arrested following video uploaded to YouTube inciting violence, death threats to Māori

Police say they have arrested a 44-year-old man in relation to a video posted on YouTube that incited violence, hate speech and looming death threats towards Māori people and culture. This comes as public outrage sparked a significant discussion regarding the video, described as being “highly distressing” in a plea...

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Covid-19: Two new Cases reported by the Ministry of Health

Covid-19: Two new Cases reported by the Ministry of Health

Two new cases of Covid-19 have been reported by the Ministry of Health today, one in managed isolation and one that is historical. None have been reported in the community. The total number of active Covid-19 cases is 17. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases are now at 2,325....

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Paedophile ‘teen groomer’ jailed for four years, five months in Waikato

Paedophile ‘teen groomer’ jailed for four years, five months in Waikato

Police report that a convicted paedophile has been sentenced to four years, five months in prison after appearing in Waikato District Court earlier this week. Jared Robert Lammas pleaded guilty to six charges of indecent assault with a child under the age of 12, five of sexual juncture with a...

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Covid-19: Reviews strengthen MIQ system to prevent future outbreaks

Covid-19: Reviews strengthen MIQ system to prevent future outbreaks

Watch Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield and the Head of MIQ Jim Bliss speak about findings of reviews to strengthen MIQ systems by preventing future outbreaks. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Ministry of Health collaborated this morning to review reports into in-facility transmission of Covid-19...

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Funding confirmed for Ōtaki to North of Levin Expressway

Funding confirmed for Ōtaki to North of Levin Expressway

On Thursday morning, the announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Grant Robertson during the Electra Business Breakfast at Southward Car Museum that funding costing more than $817 million will be going ahead for the Ōtaki to North of Levin Expressway. The Expressway is part of a...

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Two charged in relation to assault of 4-year-old in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay

Two charged in relation to assault of 4-year-old in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay Police have today charged two people in relation to a serious assault of a 4-year-old boy. The boy was found critically injured at a property in Flaxmere on January 29 — later recovering remarkably but sustaining permanent brain damage. A 32-year-old woman was charged with wounding and with...

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