89 days ago

Waikato Police investigating the death of a 33-year-old man following a serious incident in Raglan have arrested a man overnight.

New Zealand Police

At around 11pm, Police carried out a search warrant at a rural Waikato address.

A 23-year-old man was located at the address and has been arrested in connection to the death.

He has been charged with a number of serious offences including Murder, Aggravated Robbery and Threatens to Kill and will be appearing in the Hamilton District Court later this morning.

Police are now in a position to confirm the identity of the man who was killed.

He was 33-year-old Sean McKinnon, from Australia.

The family has been spoken to by Police this morning and advised of the arrest.

This is a traumatic time for his family and his partner and the New Zealand Police we will do everything we can to provide them with support they need.

I want to thank those in our community who contacted Police with information and assisted us with our investigation.

I also want to acknowledge the hard work from the investigators involved in this case. It is because of their dedicated efforts and the assistance from the public that Police were able to make an arrest within 24 hours.

We know this was an alarming incident that shocked people right across New Zealand and overseas.

We want to reassure the community that the safety of our community is our priority and we will do everything we can to find those responsible for serious crimes and hold them to account.

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Poll: Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?

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People will have to put up with offensive behaviour from difficult tenants if the government goes ahead with plans to remove the 90-day notice period for evictions. What do you think? Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice? Vote in the poll below.

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Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?
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You can earn points, save on fuel with discounts and support your local community by donating your points or discounts.
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Wadestown Community Carols in the Park

Church Secretary from Wadestown Presbyterian Church

The time and date is sent for the annual Wadestown Community Carols in the Park. Tuesday 3 December from 5.30 onwards there will be singing, laughter and food. A great family event. All donations received are given to DCM and Wellington City Mission and if possible a can of food.

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