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Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:53:36 +0000 Police appeal for sightings of missing Rotorua man
Bay of Plenty

Police are looking to locate 33-year-old Nigel Peterson who is missing in the Rotorua area.
He was last seen at around 3pm on Friday 17 November on Otonga Road, heading towards Old Taupo Road, Rotorua.
Police would like to speak to anyone who has seen him. He may have been on Old Taupo Road anytime between 3pm and 5pm on Friday afternoon. 
Police have serious concerns for Nigel’s welfare and ask that anyone who sees him call 111 immediately.

Nigel Peterson
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:19:41 +0000 Fernhill crash - update

Police can now confirm that one person is dead following a crash on Swamp Road, Fernhill, Hastings, earlier today.

The deceased man was the sole occupant of the car and no other vehicles were involved.

No details regarding the deceased are available at this stage as next of kin notifications are still to be completed.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.


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Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:43:30 +0000 Serious assault against Counties Manukau Police officer
Counties Manukau

Counties Manukau Police are investigating a serious assault against a police officer last night, which occurred while staff were dealing with disorder in Otahuhu.

The female officer was taken to hospital with a head and arm injury after being knocked unconscious by an unknown man from behind.

Inspector Rod Honan says Police wish to speak to anyone who has information which may help with enquiries. 

“Someone knows exactly who committed this cowardly act and we urge the offender, or anyone with information, to come forward," he says. 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:16:23 +0000 Serious crash in Fernhill, Hastings

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Swamp Rd, Fernhill, Hastings.

Early reports are that a single vehicle is involved.

There are no details available on any injuries.

Police were called at 11.28am.

Swamp Rd, between Omarunui Settlement Rd and Korokipo Rd, is currently closed.


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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:51:17 +0000 Wellington taxi driver injured in shooting

An investigation has started after a taxi driver was shot in Wellington last night.

The male driver was shot in the shoulder while he was in his taxi on Stone St in Miramar at about 9.10pm.

He had taken two passengers – a man and a woman – from Courtenay Place to Stone St where it’s believed a dispute occurred over the fare.

The driver got himself to a nearby service station where he was able to get help before he was taken to Wellington Hospital.

Police are relieved the victim only received moderate injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:29:01 +0000 Pedestrian dies near Pukekohe
Counties Manukau

A 42-year-old man has died following an incident on SH2 at Mangatawhiri near Pokeno.

Emergency services were called to the highway just after 2am.

Indications are that he was struck by a vehicle.

The exact cause of the crash will be investigated by the Counties Manukau Serious Crash Unit.

The road between SH1 and Pinnacle Rd will remain closed for another two hours.


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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:23:27 +0000 Few incidents at New Zealand-Fiji match
National News

Police are reporting few incidents of concern at tonight’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 quarter final between New Zealand and Fiji at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium.

Wellington District Rugby League World Cup Operations Commander Inspector Neil Banks said overall the crowd was well behaved, with the Fijian supporters creating a good family atmosphere.

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:23:57 +0000 No arrests at Tonga-Lebanon match
National News

Police have praised the crowd at this evening’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 quarter final between Tonga and Lebanon at Christchurch Stadium.

Canterbury District Metro Area Commander Superintendent Lane Todd said there were no incidents of concern and no arrests. Police evicted one person for intoxication, but the level of alcohol consumption was low.

“It’s been really good. The crowd was really well behaved with no issues with alcohol.”

Forward commander at the ground, Senior Sergeant Matt Emery, said the vocal and vibrant crowd had created a great atmosphere.

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