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Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:48:30 +0000 Child dies in Far North
Location:
Northland

A child has died after being hit by a car in a rural area in the Far North this afternoon.

The boy was riding a bike on Kimberley Road, Houhora, when he was hit just before 1:30pm.

The Serious Crash Unit has been notified, and Police were speaking with the driver.

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Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:35:22 +0000 Help needed to identify man in Rotorua Hospital
Location:
Bay of Plenty

Authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who has been taken to Rotorua Hospital.

He is being treated after collapsing on Devon Street, by Huia St corner at about 11am.

Rotorua Hospital and the Police would welcome assistance from anyone who recognises the man from the description below.

Any information can be given to the Rotorua Hospital duty manager on 027 466 2236.

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Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:29:41 +0000 UPDATE - Crash – SH1, Wairakei, near Taupo
Location:
Bay of Plenty

Police remain at the scene of a crash on SH1, Wairakei – between Palmer Mill Rd and Oruanui Rd.

A full assessment of the crash is still being made.

However, initial reports are that a truck crashed into the back of a vehicle, when then shunted a number of other vehicles.

It is understood one of those vehicles was pushed across the road into oncoming traffic.

A report from the scene is that the most severe injury was to a motorcyclist, who has serious injuries.

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:44:18 +0000 Police appeal made after Te Kuiti aggravated robbery
Location:
Waikato

Please attribute to Detective Russell Crawford, Huntly-Ngaruawahia CIB

Waikato Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of the Waitomo Club on King St East, Te Kuiti.

At approximately 11.54pm on Friday 22 September 2017, two offenders wearing hoodies and material over their faces, entered the club, with one offender carrying what is believed to be a rifle. One staff member from the club and one patron were present.

The offenders walked directly behind the bar while pointing the firearm towards the staff member.

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Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:30:41 +0000 Crash - SH 1, Wairakei
Location:
Bay of Plenty

Emergency services are responding to a crash on State Highway 1, Wairakei, which occurred at around 12.15pm.

A number of vehicles are reported to be involved and the road is blocked in both directions.

Diversions are in place and motorists are asked to drive with caution and follow signage.

There are no details as yet regarding injuries.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:14:55 +0000 Bay of Plenty Police urge boat owners to secure property
Location:
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty Police are warning boat owners to be wary following recent thefts from recreational boats. 
 
There have been a number of thefts in the Western Bay of Plenty area over the last month which Police are investigating.  The offenders have targeted residential properties with boats parked outside with easy access.  
 
"With the arrival of spring and summer fast approaching, this is a timely opportunity to check your security around your boats and home," says Senior Sergeant Mark Pakes, Area Response Manager.
 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:54:38 +0000 Woman dies after being hit by car - Northland
Location:
Northland

A 67-year-old woman died after being hit by a car on State Highway 12, Ohaeawai, Northland, shortly after 11pm last night.
 
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.
 
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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:47:59 +0000 Person dies after car goes into water at Kairaki Beach, Canterbury
Location:
Canterbury

Police were notified at around 9.45pm last night that a car had been seen going into the water at Kairaki Beach.
 
The car was fully submerged when emergency services arrived and and sadly the driver of the car was found deceased a short time later.
 
The driver's body was recovered by Police last night and work is under way this morning to notify next of kin.  
 
No further details regarding the driver can be released until next of kin notification is completed.
 
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