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Gareth Morgan‘s Opportunities Party decides it won‘t contest the 2020 election

The Opportunities Party (TOP) founded by Gareth Morgan will not contest the next election and its board has asked the Electoral Commission to cancel its registration as a political party. The party was formed in 2016 and polled 2.4 per cent at last year‘s election. Morgan said he was proud of the policy manifesto and was the strongest on offer […]

Motor Industry Association calls for new safety rules for ATV operators

The Motor Industry Association (MIA) is calling for mandatory safety rules for the use of quad bikes and small utility vehicles in the workplace, after several coronial inquests. The inquests revealed new rules would reduce serious injuries and fatalities, which prompted the call to the Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety for compulsory regulations. The association called for helmets to […]

Nine-year-old Hamilton boy Brooklyn Esrkine-Welch found

A 9-year-old boy who was missing in Hamilton has been found. Police were searching for Brooklyn Esrkine-Welch, who was last seen on Peachgrove Rd in Hillcrest about 3.15pm. Just before 8pm, police confirmed on Facebook Brooklyn had been found safe and well and thanked the public for their help.

Person critical, treated for severe burns as fire rips through flat in Papakura house

A person has received serious burns after a house fire in Papakura. Fire and Emergency was called to the fire on Smiths Ave in the South Auckland suburb at 8.43pm. A 10m by 8m flat was originally reported to be well involved in fire, and was later said to be completely destroyed. A St John spokesperson said one person has […]

Pair missing in Mt Cook National Park found safe and well

Two people reported missing in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park this evening have been located safe and well. The pair called police about 7pm after becoming disorientated in the dark in Hooker Valley. They were found a short time later. The pair were reported to have entered the park about 3pm and called police from their cellphones, which were going […]