One dead after Far North car crash, another left with serious injuries

A man has died after a car crash in Awanui, Far North. 

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Source: Jessica Hone

Police said the man died in a two-car crash on State Highway 10, just before 5.45pm, east of Godinovich Rd. 

The man died at the scene. 

A woman who was seriously injured was taken to Whangarei Hospital by helicopter. 

Two others in the crash were injured. 

One lane of the road has been closed. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating. 

The accident happened at Awanui on Tuesday afternoon. Source: 1 NEWS




Rotorua family turn detectives as CCTV captures fourth burglary of their home in weeks

A Rotorua woman whose property has been burgled four times in three weeks says police are supportive of her family posting flyers around the city and looking for the suspects themselves.

Kerris and Chris Browne's farm stay property on Clayton Road was last burgled overnight on Saturday, the day after they had security cameras installed following three other burglaries.

The CCTV cameras recorded a man wearing a hoodie walking into the house, pausing at a door, going into another room and allegedly taking a diary with $600 cash before leaving.

The Brownes have posted flyers showing photos from the CCTV footage and asking for information.

Kerris Browne told 1 NEWS NOW the family has had four "dob ins" reported to them.

Three of them turned out to be false leads and she and her husband are watching the movements of the fourth possible suspect for whom they have only a first name and address.

Ms Browne said the police have been very supportive of the family's efforts to identify the burglar and follow up leads themselves and have told them to contact police if they need someone visited.

She said the police are snowed under and have far more serious and dangerous incidents to deal with than a stolen diary and a bit of cash.

"It's low priority and I understand that," she said.

Rotorua police told the Rotorua Daily Post that despite the clear footage, police were yet to get any credible suspect nominations, but the police's tactical team were working on the case.