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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Killed Kapiti skateboarder hit by car driven by mate, father believes

The father of a Kapiti skateboarder killed earlier this week believes the car that hit him was being driven by someone who knew him, possibly filming him too.

Tristan Hunter, 21, was killed whilst skating down a road near Paraparaumu, Kapiti on Friday.

Father Shayne Hunter said the driver that struck his son was an acquaintance of his son's, whom he had not yet met, Fairfax reported.

"But we will ... he's pretty distraught and trying to come to grips with what happened." 

"It's one of those really sad things unfortunately. He [Tristan] was doing what he loved, he knew the risks, we knew the risks," Mr Hunter said.

Mr Hunter says it appeared his son had gone around a corner, come off his board and after the friend driving swerved to avoid hitting him, the car had bounced off the bank and back on to Tristan.

The skater's sister posted on Facebook in memory of her deceased brother: "RIP to my big pain in the ass of a brother. Love you forever and ever."