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Todd Muller challenged the Minister to experience the road "first-hand".
They will appear in Whakatāne District Court this afternoon.
Basset hound Lily didn't let a giant flag attached to her lead stop the runner.
The man was transported to Whakatāne Hospital after he was stabbed in Waiotahi at 7.25am.
Busy weekend traffic came to a halt as hundreds marched across Wairoa Bridge, which has already claimed dozens of lives.
Police have warned the man is dangerous and shouldn't be approached.
Emergency services were called to the scene near Paradise Valley Road at 1.10pm.
The male officer was getting out of his vehicle to arrest the driver when he was hit.
Scott Curry said he hopes it inspires the next generation of world champs.
The tunnel links the eastern Waikato to the Bay of Plenty.
Police say the man was known to the victim, who they've named as Lynace Parakuka.
The crash sees another fatality on one of NZ's deadliest roads.
An 18-year-old man suffered stab wounds to his upper body during the incident in Opotiki.
Drivers are warned to expect delays.
Police found the dead woman at St Michael's School last night.
Heavy rain and strong winds have been forecast for parts of the North Island tonight and early tomorrow.
Bella Vista residents were evacuated from their homes in March.
In July Arnica Savage's body was pulled from the Rangitaiki River.
'Whare 4 Freedom' will help reintegrate recently released prisoners back into the community.
Diversions are in place using Paerata Ridge and Verrall Road.
Police say there were no serious injuries.
“There’s just fear and anxiety every time” sirens are heard, one resident says.
Anihera Black made allegations against her late husband.
"The shelter is important while work continues to establish longer term solutions to homelessness in our community."
Brendan Steve Allan is wanted on gun, meth and driving charges.
A second twister also struck Ohope in the eastern Bay of Plenty.
A subsequent tornado struck the Whakatane suburb, just after 5.30pm, tearing roofs off homes and downing powerlines.
A local filmed a water spout off the coast.
The terms of the settlement have remained confidential.
Despite the best efforts of nearby people, she couldn't be revived.
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Student body has no confidence in vice chancellor's ability to do the job.
"Welcoming communities" now need to step up, says Rachel O'Conner.
Jacinda Ardern has indicated the Government is interested in buying the house which is expected to fetch in excess of $3 million at auction.
She complained to the Ministry of Education and shortly after the school reversed its decision.
There are calls for the Government to make it a class A drug.