'Nice to see you again' – Sam Johnson pairing up elderly with Christchurch students

The founder of the Student Volunteer Army wants to take on social isolation and student unemployment. Source: 1 NEWS

One injured after crash at Tauranga speedway

One person was moderately injured after a stock car crashed at the Baypark Family Speedway in Tauranga, a spokeswoman for St John Ambulance said.

The person was trapped in the car and extracted by fire crews, a Northern Fire Services spokesman said.

Emergency services were called to the speedway in Mount Maunganui at 5:44pm.

Today the speedway were hosting The Off Roader Rumble.

Emergency services are still on the scene.

St John ambulance Source: 1 NEWS


Toddler in serious condition after near-drowning in Far North

A two-year-old girl is in serious condition following a drowning incident at Kaitaia Memorial Swimming Pool, a spokeswoman for St John Ambulance said.

The girl is being transported to Kaitaia Hospital.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at 4.30pm.

Kaitaia Memorial Swimming Pool is owned and operated by the Far North District Council.

Source: 1 NEWS