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Police investigation into inappropriate teacher-student relationship 'flawed' - IPCA

The Independent Police Conduct Authority found police didn't properly assess evidence.

Stan Lee; Spike Lee

Spike Lee responds to Gisborne Herald death gaffe

The acclaimed US filmmaker got a laugh out of the NZ newspaper's error.

Watch: Another El Niño is likely to hit New Zealand this summer, says NIWA.

Warm weather to bring thunderstorms, hail to NZ

A second deluge is expected for the South Island as warm weather continues in the north.


Crayfish and kina poachers busted

The group included children and a man who had been caught poaching before.

Debris left by the storm.

Tolaga Bay beach clean-up begins

Wood debris is strewn across the beach since a storm in June.


Talks over what will replace Gisborne's 'Crook Cook' statue

The contentious statue was erected without iwi consultation 50 years ago.

The statue.

Gisborne Captain Cook statue to be moved after iwi opposition

Iwi opposed the statue sitting on their ancestral mountain.

Police car on the street at night

Man dies in car crash near Gisborne

The crash happened on State Highway 35.


Vehicle found in hunt for woman's attacker

Police have located a vehicle a man who assaulted a woman on Friday night took from her property.

A police insignia.

Gisborne police ask for help finding stolen car

A man assaulted a woman in her own home and then stole her car.


Tolaga Bay struggles with forestry waste

The Gisborne District Council says there's no quick or easy solution to the clean-up.

Watch: Tolaga Bay residents let loose at forestry companies.

Tolaga Bay floods could happen every year - report

The forestry industry says not much can be done to protect harvests.

Meredith Akuhata-Brown wrote about the incident in a column last week.

Claim Gisborne Councillor said 'not enough' Māori were killed

An investigation is underway.

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tokomaru school.

12yo boy dies at East Coast primary school

There are reports he suffered a cardiac arrest.

The North Island is facing heavy downpours and thunderstorms into the late morning.

Flooded Auckland roads reopened

Albany on the North Shore received a record 36.6mm rainfall in one hour.


Severe weather warning for upper North Island

Metservice is telling people to remain alert over the coming days.

A slip in the Waioeka Gorge.

Heavy rain likely to close Waioeka Gorge

The NZTA is warning motorists to stay up to date with road conditions.

The Waioeka Gorge is notorious for big slips that block the highway.

Gisborne frustrated as Waioeka Gorge slip blocks SH2

"We need some leadership, we need some people to look at this as a wider issue."


Gisborne airport's embarrassing air control blunder

A malfunctioning lock delayed an Air New Zealand flight by 30 minutes.


'A bloody mess!': Tolaga Bay residents let loose at forestry companies

"Did you have no thought about us down here?! Did you not ask anyone?!"