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Paraplegic motorcyclist Steve Reid back on road again on a custom-made bike

A paraplegic motorcyclist is back on the road - for a second time - thanks to a custom-built motorcycle.When Steve Reid lost the use of both his legs in a motorcycle accident two years ago, he was told he would never ride again.However...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 6:32 pm

Raglan shooting: Waikato police keen to hear of hitchhiker sightings

Waikato police investigating the alleged shooting of an Australian tourist are calling for sightings of a man seen hitchhiking on the outskirts of Hamilton.And Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley says police are still on the hunt...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 5:45 pm

Phil Goff tells supporters it's a tight-run race with John Tamihere for the mayoralty

Auckland mayor Phil Goff has told his supporters it may be a tight-run race to win a second term. A month out from postal voting papers hitting letterboxes, Goff spent an unusual amount of time at his campaign launch attacking his...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 5:23 pm

Gangs banned from a Rotorua bar following a serious assault on Saturday morning

A Rotorua bar has banned gangs and warned there will be a zero-tolerance approach following a fight that left a man in a serious condition and another arrested.A police spokesman said one person was arrested in relation to the assault,...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 4:41 pm

Shot man admits himself to Queenstown Hospital after BB gun shooting

A man has presented himself at a South Island hospital after being shot by a BB gun.A police spokeswoman confirmed the man turned up to Queenstown Hospital at 4.10pm today suffering "wounds from a BB gun".Police were only alerted...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 4:35 pm

One injured after avalanche at Aoraki-Mt Cook

A man has moderate injuries after an avalanche in Aoraki-Mount Cook National Park.Police received a call before midday that a man had been injured in the slip.Police said the man was rescued by helicopter and taken to the Search...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 4:01 pm

Teen admits attempted murder of partner after stabbing on Auckland's Anzac Ave

An Auckland teenager has admitted attempting to murder his partner by stabbing her during a mid-afternoon central city attack.Micah Shannon Santos, now 19, was charged with attempting to kill his partner Crystal Angel Tupou along...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 3:18 pm

Herald afternoon quiz: August 18

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Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 3:00 pm

Serious injuries after brawl in Queenstown

Two people were flown to Dunedin Hospital just over an hour apart after a brawl in the Queenstown CBD this morning.Police were called to Camp St just before 2.30am where one person was found with serious injuries.A St John Ambulance...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 1:33 pm

Phil Goff puts environment first in campaign for re-election as Auckland Mayor

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched a bid for a second term today, saying voters have a choice between his vision for protecting the environment and his main rival John Tamihere who is stuck in the past. He emphasised the election...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 1:30 pm

Woman receives dozens of abusive letters from imprisoned family member

By Katie Todd for RNZ A Christchurch woman is hoping for a "huge shake-up" to Corrections' letter-checking system, after receiving more than 30 abusive, threatening and suicidal letters from a family member in prison.Lisa McLaren...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 1:10 pm

Plane evacuated at Auckland Airport following smell of smoke

Passengers and crew have been evacuated from a plane at Auckland Airport after smoke was smelled inside the cabin.An airport spokeswoman the Air NZ plane was due to depart for Napier this afternoon.However, the departure was halted...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 12:28 pm

Raglan shooting: Police working to find gun that killed Aussie Sean McKinnon

Police investigating the murder of Australian tourist Sean McKinnon at Raglan on Friday say they are continuing to piece together the events that led to his demise.And their priority is finding the firearm used to gun the 33-year-old...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 11:30 am

Christchurch service station stabbing - man sought after violent incident

A man is in a serious condition after being stabbed twice by a stranger at a Christchurch service station. Police are appealing for information about the armed offender, and today released an image of a man they want to speak to...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 11:21 am

Government announces $54 million to help keep people off the streets

A new $54 million of Government funding to tackle homelessness will see at-risk people holding onto their homes "by their fingernails" kept off the streets, community groups say.Associate Housing Minister Kris Faafoi and Social...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 10:59 am

Report of crash involving car and motorbike in Murupara

There has been a report of a crash involving a car and a motorbike in Murupara.A police spokeswoman said St John Ambulance notified police about 10am.She said there was one person reported injured and they had been taken by ambulance...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 10:12 am

Weather: Last dry days for Auckland before a week of rain

Today and tomorrow may be Auckland's last clear days before being hit by a full week of rain.Auckland is going to be dry but windy this afternoon, with Metservice predicting rain to clear for most of the city by noon.Despite temperatures...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 10:06 am

Man in custody after woman found dead at Kapiti address following 'serious incident'

A man is in police custody after a woman was found dead at a Kapiti address last night.Emergency services were called to Marine Parade, Paraparaumu at 8pm last night after a "serious incident".When they arrived they located the...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 9:49 am

New Zealanders seeking asylum abroad - UN report

By Gill Bonnett of RNZ The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Global Trends report suggested worldwide there were 38 refugees from New Zealand, and 18 asylum seekers whose cases were still being considered.One New Zealander...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 8:32 am

No deal: Parole Board rules lifelong criminal Dean Wickliffe must stay behind bars

One of New Zealand's most high-profile criminals will stay in prison until he gains more insight into his "pro-offending attitudes".Dean Wickliffe was released on parole last year but recalled to prison after he was twice caught...

Source: - National | 18 Aug 2019 | 8:22 am

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