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19 September 2017 6:22 AM Pair rescued from waterfall near Queenstown

Two people who called for help after "getting stuck at the top of a waterfall" near Queenstown this afternoon have been rescued by volunteer firefighters. A police media spokesman said the pair rang for help about 4.20pm after becoming concerned for their safety in Wye Creek, a valley in The Remarkables range about 15km south of Frankton. A helicopter 2

19 September 2017 1:48 AM Labour candidate's dramatic gatecrashing of English's campaign

Bill English's diplomatic protection squad kicked into gear at a Blenheim cafe on Tuesday morning when Labour's local candidate arrived unannounced and paced towards him. Janette Walker, who is standing for Labour in the Kaikōura seat, caused dramatic scenes at the BV Deli, which started with her confronting National's local board chairman about her signs 2

19 September 2017 1:41 AM Privacy Commissioner questions VTNZ about leak to gang members

The Privacy Commissioner says he's deeply concerned a VTNZ employee leaked personal information about a police informant to gang members and is looking for answers from the company. As part of the sentencing decision yesterday of six members of the Head Hunters gang for the kidnapping and manslaughter of Jindarat Prutsiriporn, Justice Matthew Palmer 2

18 September 2017 11:23 PM VTNZ under fire after employee informer's details leaked to gang

No charges were laid against a Vehicle Testing New Zealand employee who provided a police informant's personal information to the Head Hunters' ghost unit as they prepared to kidnap a woman. The link was made yesterday when Justice Matthew Palmer sentenced six men in relation to the kidnapping and death of 50-year-old Thai woman Jindarat Prutsiriporn

18 September 2017 10:19 PM Police find missing Dunedin man's car

Detective Sergeant Nik Leigh said a police search and rescue operation was now underway after Mr Lowe's car was found. Det Sgt Leigh was not keen to reveal where the car was found apart from saying it is in coastal Otago. The search and rescue team was searching the area where the car was found. Earlier, police said Mr Lowe could be as far as 400km away from his Portsmouth 1

18 September 2017 7:16 PM Missing Invercargill man located

An 88-year-old man who was reported missing from his care home in Invercargill at about 7:30pm on Monday was found alive at 5:30am this morning. He was found by LandSAR volunteer searchers in a ditch on Finlay Road approximately 1.5 kilometres from his care home. He was wet, cold and muddy and has been taken to Southland Hospital. Approximately 25 volunteer 2

18 September 2017 7:01 AM 'Chaotic' scenes on doomed boat

Mark Thomas was swept into the sea at Smoothwater Bay and "somehow grabbed hold of a lifering in the water," he recalled to Westfleet general manager John Brown, after Mr Thomas was plucked to safety on Saturday from near the mouth of Teer Creek, about 8km south of the bay, a narrow and rocky cove around the corner from Jackson Bay. The search continues 4

18 September 2017 3:03 AM Train Graffiti Incident in Mt Albert

Police are making enquiries after an incident that occurred at the Baldwin Ave Railway Station in Mt Albert around 4.40pm on Sunday 17th October. A group of approximately 10-15 youths, most of whom have disguised their faces, have painted graffiti on the side of a train while it was stationary at the platform. The group have spent 4-5 minutes causing 1

18 September 2017 12:46 AM Tauranga man accused of assaulting teens

A Tauranga man is facing an assault charge in relation to the assault of two teenagers on a train. The 35-year-old man was charged today as police continue their investigation. The accused is facing a charge of assault with intent to injure, says Senior Constable Gene Smith. The charge relates to an assault which happened in Auckland on August 12. Gene says the man will appear 4

18 September 2017 12:11 AM Kidnappers of Jindarat Prutsiriporn jailed

Six men have been jailed for the kidnapping and manslaughter of an Auckland woman who fell from the boot of a moving car. Jindarat Prutsiriporn, 50, died in hospital two days after she hit her head on the road while trying to escape her kidnappers in Papatoetoe during March 1 last year. Eleven people were arrested following her death and six went to trial 1