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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:12:03 +0000 Update : fatal crash State Highway 16, Kumeu

One person has died following the serious crash on State Highway 16 in Kumeu.

Emergency services were called to the crash involving three cars near Kennedys Road at around 8.35pm.

The man who died was the sole occupant of one of the cars.

Another person has been taken to North Shore Hospital in a serious condition. 

A third person has been taken to hospital to be checked as a precaution.

The road is closed and is expected to remain so for the next few hours.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:29:51 +0000 Pedestrian hit by car on Tamaki Drive, Auckland
Auckland City

A pedestrian has critical injuries after being hit by a car on Tamaki Drive in Auckland tonight. 

The woman was walking her dogs when she was hit by a car outside the Kohimarama Yacht Club at around 6.15pm on the 25th of September 2017.

One of the dogs was killed.

The woman is in Auckland City Hospital.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.


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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:09:02 +0000 Kumeu serious crash

Emergency services are responding to a three car crash on State Highway 16 near Kennedys Road, Kumeu.

Police were called to the scene at 8.35pm. 

Two people have critical injuries and will be flown to hospital by helicopter.

State Highway 16 is closed in both directions.

Diversions are in place and motorists are being asked to be patient and follow instructions.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.


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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:35:16 +0000 Search for missing fisherman update

A land based search team will continue looking for the man missing from Ruapuke Rocks in Raglan tomorrow morning.

The search will focus on the area where he was last seen.

Police, Coastguard and Search and Rescue teams assisted by a helicopter, small plane and a jet ski searched the area today following a report someone was seen struggling in the water at around 11.15am.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:06:30 +0000 Arrest made in relation to indecent assault in Napier

Police have arrested a male in relation to an incident in Taradale, Napier on Sunday evening.

At about 5.45pm a woman was walking along Avondale Road when she was approached by an elderly male.

The male offered her fruit and hugged her. He then assaulted the victim and walked off.

The victim was left shaken by the experience. Police are currently providing support for the victim.

Police arrested an 83-year-old man in relation to the assault and he is due to appear in the Napier District Court on Wednesday 27 September charged with indecent assault.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:22:44 +0000 Search underway off Ruapuke Rocks, Raglan

Please attribute the following to Senior Sergeant David Raffan:

Emergency services are responding to a report of a person missing off Ruapuke Rocks, Raglan.

At approximately 11:15am this morning, Police were called to a report of someone seen struggling in the water. The person, believed to have possibly been fishing off the rocks, has not been seen since.  

Police, Coastguard and Search and Rescue teams have been searching the area, with the assistance of a helicopter, a small plane and a jet ski.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:17:36 +0000 Name release - fatal collision on Bishops Road, Ohau

Central Police can confirm the name of the man who died following a vehicle collision on Friday 22 September, 2017.

He was 65-year-old Sow Yin Young, living in Ohau, Horowhenua.

Police’s thoughts are with Mr Young’s friends and family at this difficult time.


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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:45:50 +0000 Update: Search for missing man Stephen Lowe

The search for Stephen Lowe has been suspended this morning while Southern Police work to establish further areas of interest.

Stephen left work on Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin at approximately 10am on Friday 15 September, 2017. He has not been seen or heard from since but his car was found in the Catlins Conservation Park on Tuesday 19 September, 2017.

Senior Sergeant Cynthia Fairley says the land and water search has been suspended pending a further reassessment of areas of interest.

She has been liaising with Stephen’s family this morning.

Stephen Lowe has been missing since 15 September, 2017
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