A logging truck driver was killed and another seriously injured when their rigs collided head-on inland from Tolaga Bay on the East Coast this afternoon.
Lisa Carrington produced a dominant performance at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup regatta in Czech Republic.
An Opotiki dairy farm and its director have been fined $37,000 for discharging effluent from a pond and ordered to complete a dairy farm effluent management course.
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Thunderstorms, hail and high winds are expected in Auckland, Northland and parts of Coromandel Peninsular this afternoon. MetService said there was also a small risk of tornadoes or waterspouts forming. The thunderstorms may be severe, with wind gusts exceeding 110km/h and hail larger than 20mm. The storms were expected to move onto Northland and western suburbs of Auckland within the next few hours, MetService spokesman Dan Corbett said. "The radar is lighting up like a Christmas tree already to the west of Auckland and Northland," he said. Showers would become more heavy, and squally winds…
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