Fatal crash, McLaren Falls Park

Fatal crash, McLaren Falls Park

Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

One person has died after a single-vehicle crash at McLaren Falls Park this morning.

Police were notified that a car had crashed into a tree at around 7:50am.

The sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene.

The Serious Crash Unit attended the scene, and enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.

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Plan ahead this Labour Weekend

Fatal crash, McLaren Falls Park

Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

With Labour Weekend fast approaching, Southern District Police are looking ahead and putting plans in place to make sure southern roads are safe with the increased long weekend traffic.

Southern District Prevention Manager, Inspector Matt Scoles, is urging motorists to play their part too.

“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and Labour Weekend is a very busy time for our roads, so people should expect traffic,” says Inspector Scoles.

“We’re urging people to keep calm and be patient. How you behave on the road impacts everyone around you.

“Speeding, distractions, and bad-decision making on the road can have devastating consequences. We want everyone to enjoy their long weekend and return home safely, that’s why it’s so important to slow down, phone down, buckle up, and drive sober.”

Motorists can expect a concerted effort by Southern District Police to keep the roads safe, with increased presence and visibility planned over the upcoming holiday weekend.

There will be checkpoints across the district anytime, anywhere, targeting and preventing unsafe behaviour.

“We can’t be everywhere 24/7, but we will be putting extra effort into deterring unsafe behaviour.”

Motorists can also play their part by reporting unsafe driving they witness on their travels – If you see any dangerous driving behaviour or immediate risks on the road when you are travelling please call 111 and report it to Police.

Otherwise, if you witness inconsiderate driving, or want to report a non-life threatening driving incident, call 105 or go online www.police.govt.nz/105support.

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Arrest made following Palmerston North stabbing

Fatal crash, McLaren Falls Park

Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Palmerston North Police have arrested a man today following a stabbing incident early yesterday morning.

Police were called to a Lombard Street address at about 6:45am on Saturday following an altercation between two people known to each other.

The 55-year-old victim received serious injuries in the incident and remains in a stable condition in hospital following surgery.

A 32-year-old Upper Hutt man was arrested at an Awapuni address this morning. He is due to appear in the Palmerston North District Court tomorrow facing one charge of aggravated wounding.

Police are continuing to make enquiries but would like to reassure the public that we are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident.

Anyone who has any information which may assist Police is asked to get in touch by calling 105 and quoting file number 211016/5904.

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Water incident, Manukau Harbour

Fatal crash, McLaren Falls Park

Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Enquiries continue into the circumstances surrounding the three people who died following a boating incident in Manukau Harbour yesterday.

The three men were aged 54, 61 and 70. A fourth man, aged 23, is in a moderate condition in Auckland Hospital.

Emergency services were notified at about 4:40pm on Saturday that a boat with four people on board had overturned at Manukau Heads, near the bar.

Police, along with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Maritime NZ, Surf Life Saving NZ, Coastguard and St John Ambulance responded to the incident.

All four men were located in the water, but three were later pronounced dead and the fourth was flown to hospital.

Police would like to thank those members of the public who offered their assistance at the scene.

Police and Maritime NZ continue to work together to understand the circumstances leading to the deaths.

Police are continuing to make enquiries on behalf of the Coroner.

Police extend their sympathies to the family and friends of the victims at this incredibly difficult time.

There will be no further updates today.

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Counties Manukau: Homicide investigation launched

Fatal crash, McLaren Falls Park

Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Counties Manukau Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man with critical injuries arrived at Middlemore Hospital in a private vehicle just before 8.30pm last night.

The man died shortly after arriving at hospital.

An investigation is underway including the examination of the vehicle he was taken to hospital in.

Police are working through the notification process to ensure whānau are advised.

Initial indications are the man may have been with others in Māngere just before 7pm.

There will be a Police presence in Māngere today as investigators speak with people who may have witnessed anything of significance to the inquiry.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 105 and quote file number 211016/7357.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Appeal for information following incident in Alexandra overnight

Fatal crash, McLaren Falls Park

Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Alexandra Police are appealing for information from the public following the unlawful taking of a Stadium Tavern courtesy van and assault on its driver early this morning.

Just after midnight, the victim left the Stadium Tavern with five passengers on board the courtesy van.

Two people, a male and a female, were dropped off together in Alexandra before the victim continued transporting a second group of three males home.

An argument broke out and the victim stopped the van on Orchard Drive. He was dragged out and assaulted by the group before they drove off in the van.

The victim was treated at Dunstan Hospital for moderate injuries and later discharged.

The van was recovered a short time later on Dunstan Road.

Police are seeking information from the public to identify the male and female who were dropped off in Alexandra prior to this incident to assist with our enquiries. Anyone who has any information which may assist is asked to call Police on 105 and quote file number 211016/5563.

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UPDATE – Serious crash, Remutaka

Fatal crash, McLaren Falls Park

Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police can now confirm the driver of a truck which overturned on the Remutaka Hill earlier today has died.

The road has now reopened following the crash around 11:50am.

The truck is still down a bank and the road may be closed again later this evening for continued investigations.

A Serious Crash investigation is ongoing.

Motorists are advised to keep an eye on the NZTA website for future road closure information – the road will be closed for several hours in the late evening at one point over the next few days while the truck is retrieved.

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UPDATE – Man charged in relation to shooting north of Dunedin

Fatal crash, McLaren Falls Park

Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

A man charged in relation to a shooting in Karitane, Dunedin yesterday has been remanded in custody.

The 24-year-old man appeared in Dunedin District Court today charged with attempted murder and will reappear in Dunedin High Court on 26 October.

The investigation, including the scene examination at a Coast Road property, is ongoing.

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UPDATE – Serious Crash, SH 2, Remutaka Hill

Fatal crash, McLaren Falls Park

Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

SH 2, Remutaka Hill remains closed to motorists after a serious crash earlier today.

Police were notified at around 11:50am of a truck, which had overturned and gone down a bank.

The Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene and the road is expected to remain closed for several hours.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, as there will be severe delays.

Further updates will be provided when available.

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Man charged with murder following Ōmāpere homicide

Fatal crash, McLaren Falls Park

Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Rhys Johnston, Northland Police:

Police have now charged a person following the death of a 73-year-old man at an Ōmāpere address on Friday.

A 48-year-old man is due to appear in Whangārei District Court today charged with murder.

The homicide investigation continues.

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