Man arrested following Motueka firearms incident

Man arrested following Motueka firearms incident

A 33-year-old man was arrested related to a firearms incident in Motueka on Tuesday. A traffic stop was set up on State Highway 1 to catch the man. He was apprehended safely without any problems near Woodend, north of Christchurch. The man was wanted on warrants to arrest while authorities...

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Fruit and Vege Gardens destroyed by ‘destructive’ weather event, Motueka

Fruit and Vege Gardens destroyed by ‘destructive’ weather event, Motueka

Victoria Gardens made a statement on social media that a ‘destructive’ weather event destroyed their fruit and vege enclosures.  The images posted show the devastating damage when a twister hit their property after hail downed the area. For thirty seconds a tornado landed causing the most damage. The property owners...

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31 year old reported missing after going for a walk to the Clarence River on Sunday

31 year old reported missing after going for a walk to the Clarence River on Sunday

Tasman Police are appealing for any witnesses or sightings of missing 31-year-old Melissa Ewings from Clarence. Melissa told a friend she was going for a walk to the Clarence River on Sunday afternoon. She was reported missing when she didn’t turn up for work yesterday. Melissa’s friends and family have...

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Oil Spill closes Kawatiri-Murchison Highway in Longford

Oil Spill closes Kawatiri-Murchison Highway in Longford

It is believed that there has been an oil spill on the Kawatiri-Murchison Highway, between Owen Valley West Road and Nuggety Creek Road, at Longford. The spill happened at around 8:45 am this morning. The road has been closed due to the spill. Motorists are advised to avoid the area...

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Recovery operation of body at Cape Farewell

Recovery operation of body at Cape Farewell

/Wikimedia Commons A recovery operation is underway to recover a body at Cape Farewell today. Police received a call yesterday afternoon reporting personal items were found on a clifftop track at Cape Farewell. A drone deployed to search the surrounding area and located the body of a man some way...

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