Man flown to hospital after falling from tree near Katikati

A 52-year-old man slipped and seriously injured his hip today in an area of the Kaimai range.

The Trsutpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the man's location near Katikati and he was stabilised before being taken to Tauranga hospital.

It's understood he had been swinging from a tree vine when the accident happened.

Rescue helicopter attends a motor vehicle accident in Waimana. Source: Supplied



Police hunt 'aggressive male' after Whanganui armed robbery

A Whanganui shop worker has been left extremely distressed after being robbed at gunpoint this afternoon.

Police say a man walked into the Durie Street Dairy in Durie Hill with a pistol and stole goods from the store.

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While not physically hurt in the robbery the victim is extremely distressed and being supported by family, police say.

"This aggressive male has gone into your local store and terrorised your local shop person," Senior Sergeant Steve Crawford says.

After stealing the goods the man has run from the scene towards the local school.

He is described as wearing a black longsleeve top, black pants, carrying a bag of some sort and had his head covered with a multicoloured motorcycle helmet.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw a man fitting that description hanging around or going into the dairy or running away from it this afternoon.

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