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Police hunt for armed robbers of a cash transit van in Invercargill

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Invercargill police are urgently looking for three men, believed to be armed with tasers, who held up an ACM transit van outside a CBD bank on Wednesday. The van was robbed shortly after 9.10am on Spey St, near Kelvin St, outside the Invercargill ANZ.

Police investigating the robbery are … View more
Invercargill police are urgently looking for three men, believed to be armed with tasers, who held up an ACM transit van outside a CBD bank on Wednesday. The van was robbed shortly after 9.10am on Spey St, near Kelvin St, outside the Invercargill ANZ.

Police investigating the robbery are urgently looking for a silver Subaru station wagon with vehicle, registration GSP913, which was stolen from an Invercargill address on Tuesday evening. Anyone who sees the vehicle is asked to call 111, and not to approach, as the occupants are believed to be armed. Read more

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6 hours ago

Power outages remain as South Canterbury hit by heavy rain and snow

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Totara Valley residents have woken to power outages as South Canterbury was subject to more wild weather overnight Tuesday. Alpine Energy says power went out at 10.45pm on Tuesday and was not expected to be restored until midday on Wednesday. Read more

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7 hours ago

Police remind drivers to drive safely following operation

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police wish to remind drivers to drive safely following a traffic operation that took place in the Whakatane area on Monday 19 November.

Police undertook the safe-driving campaign on State Highway 30, Whakatane targeting the two roundabouts on SH30 intersecting with Keepa … View more
Eastern Bay of Plenty Police wish to remind drivers to drive safely following a traffic operation that took place in the Whakatane area on Monday 19 November.

Police undertook the safe-driving campaign on State Highway 30, Whakatane targeting the two roundabouts on SH30 intersecting with Keepa Road and Gateway Drive, Whakatane. In total twenty-six infringement notices were issued for a number of offences including; cellphone use, failing to give way at a roundabout, failing to stay within one’s own lane and not using seatbelts. Read more

Police's message to all road users is clear: Don’t drive distracted, stay within your own lane, buckle up, watch your speed, and never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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7 hours ago

Panadol shortage in New Zealand

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Whanganui pharmacists say they're having to ration how much medication they sell to customers because of a national shortage of some drugs, including paracetamol. Pharmaceuticals in New Zealand are selected for funding by government agency, Pharmac. It is currently managing a number of stock … View moreWhanganui pharmacists say they're having to ration how much medication they sell to customers because of a national shortage of some drugs, including paracetamol. Pharmaceuticals in New Zealand are selected for funding by government agency, Pharmac. It is currently managing a number of stock shortages. Read more

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7 hours ago

Roads closed in Otago as heavy rain causes flooding

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The Clutha River in Otago is at its highest level in nearly 20 years after heavy rain closed roads and caused flooding around the region. Several highways remain closed in Otago on Wednesday, but weather conditions are easing across the country.

Road closures are in place for SH8 from Milton to … View more
The Clutha River in Otago is at its highest level in nearly 20 years after heavy rain closed roads and caused flooding around the region. Several highways remain closed in Otago on Wednesday, but weather conditions are easing across the country.

Road closures are in place for SH8 from Milton to Alexandra, SH90 from Raes Junction to Tapanui and at the Pomahaka Bridge, and SH87 from Kyeburn to Hyde. State Highway 1 from Milton to Balclutha is open, but is under stop/go management Anyone using the road is urged to take extreme care. Read more

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