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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:35:14 +0000 Name release - body recovered from Rangitikei River
Location:
Central

Police can now release the name of the teenager who's body was recovered from the Rangitikei River near Bulls on Monday.

He was Valentino Laki, 16-years-old, from Marton.

The matter will be referred to the Coroner.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:56:12 +0000 Takaka woman charged after fatal Appleby crash
Location:
Tasman

Nelson Police have today arrested and charged a 27-year-old Takaka woman in relation to a fatal crash on State Highway 60 at Appleby on New Year’s Eve.

The woman was the driver of a Nissan four-wheel-drive that collided with a Suzuki sedan being driven by Mathew Peter Dow of Canterbury. Mr Dow died following the crash.

The woman has been charged with causing the death of Mr Dow while under the influence of drugs, causing injury to passengers in her vehicle while under the influence of drugs and driving with an insecure load.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:31:35 +0000 Police seeking witnesses in relation to Hawke's Bay fatal crash
Location:
Eastern

At approximately 10:00am on Wednesday 10 January,  a cyclist was fatally injured after being struck by a vehicle on State Highway 50A between Flaxmere Ave and Omahu Road, in Hawke's Bay.

The cyclist, a 70-year-old man from Hastings, was wearing distinctive yellow shoes, t-shirt and shorts.

The Hawke's Bay Serious Crash Unit are currently investigating the circumstances leading up to the fatal crash, and are seeking any witnesses who may have seen the cyclist prior to the collision.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:39:50 +0000 Fatal crash, Timaru
Location:
Canterbury

One person has died following a crash involving a car and a truck on the Timaru-Pareora Highway.

Emergency Services were called to the crash between Half Chain Road and King Street at 2.25pm.

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

Diversions are in place and Police are asking motorists to please be patient.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:27:48 +0000 Name release - Sanson fatal crash
Location:
Central

Police can now release the name of the person who died in a crash on State Highway One near Sanson, Manawatu, on Sunday 14 January 2018.

He was 80-year-old Nedjeljko Glamuzina, also known as Ned, from Wellington.

The Serious Crash Unit investigation is ongoing.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:22:22 +0000 Serious crash, Timaru
Location:
Canterbury

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on the Timaru-Pareora Highway.

Police were called to the crash between Half Chain Road and King Street involving a car and truck at 2.25pm.

One person is trapped in the car.

The road is closed and diversions are in place.

The Serious Crash Unit is on its way and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Team is at the scene.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:41:27 +0000 Name release- fatal Beaumont, Clutha crash
Location:
Southern

Police can now release the name of the man who died in a truck crash on Rongahere Road, Beaumont, Clutha District at 6:22am yesterday.

He as 54-year-old Nigel Patrick Beck of Balclutha.

Police extend our sympathies to his family and friends.

The investigation into the crash is continuing.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:16:00 +0000 Day two of police search for Raymond Stirling
Location:
Waikato

Please attribute to Sgt Vince Ranger

Police and LandSAR are looking for Raymond Stirling who was reported missing in Hamilton yesterday afternoon. He is described as being of slim and frail build

Police and Mr Stirling’s family are very concerned for his well-being as he suffers from mild dementia and may have become confused and lost.

After searching yesterday from where Raymond was last seen, Police have not yet been able to locate him.  Several sightings were received by Police yesterday but these have been discounted after inquiries made.

Ready Dial 111 to report a crime in action.