With yet another police officer shot at by armed offenders, the Police Association have renewed calls for police to be armed at all times. A female officer's vehicle was shot at on October 27 after two men stopped her along State Highway 11, near the Puketona Junction at about 4.15am.
Do you think that Police should have better access to firearms?
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Now that summer's finally here and the holidays are just around the corner for many, we'd love to hear about your favourite summer holiday memories. Has there been a trip that you continue to think about years later? Where did you go, with who and what did you get up to? What made it such a stand-out experience? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.
There are safety and congestion fears for the road north of Auckland, because a container ship diverted to Northland will result in nearly 2700 more truck trips before Christmas.
Whangārei’s Northport has agreed to unload 1340 containers off the ship Constantinos P, due to congestion at Ports of Auckland, but National Road Carriers is warning this means 2700 extra truck trips between Marsden Point and Auckland. Are you concerned about these extra trucks?
You will have noticed that our Neighbourly blue-feathered Santa has been giving out presents right across New Zealand, yet the Santa sack is still full!
Enter the daily draw by finding the secret Santa code hidden within a post on your Neighbourly newsfeed and enter it on our Santa in the Suburbs competition page.
Don't miss today's prize - a luxurious night in the executive suite of the Heritage Hotel.