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Three injured in crash on SH1 near Sanson

News from NZ Police
Three people were injured in a crash on State Highway 1 between Rongotea and Sanson this afternoon. Read more »

Child hit by car and seriously injured in Paparangi

News from NZ Police
A child aged 6 was struck by a car in Paparangi about 9.50am this morning. Read more »

Late for work? Another crash on SH1 delays morning traffic

Both southbound lanes of State Highway 1 were blocked this morning by a crash just after the Whitford Brown intersection. Read more »

Warning of increased thefts from vehicles in Petone carparks

News from NZ Police
Police are urging people to take extra care following an increase in thefts from vehicles in Petone. Read more »

Vintage Harvard plane crash-lands in paddock, no one hurt

Report from RNZ
A vintage Defence Force plane has crash landed in a Manawatū paddock, but the two staff members on board walked away. Read more »

Teenagers arrested for robbing two stores with knife and hammer

News from NZ Police
Police have arrested two young men in connection with the aggravated robberies of the Levin Discounter Store on Friday 3 August and Levin Thirsty Liquor on Saturday 4 August.

Police have also located some of the property stolen during the robberies.

A 14-year-old and a 17-year-old have been charged with both aggravated robberies.

The 17-year-old will next appear in Levin District Court on 15 August and the 14-year-old will next appear in Levin Youth Court on 21 August.

Although arrests have been made we would still like to hear from anyone who may have further information about these two robberies – your information is still valuable to us.

Anyone with information can call Levin CIB on 06 366 0500. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

News from NZ Police – August 5
At around 9.15pm last night, three males approached the Thirsty Liquor store in Levin. Two men entered – one carrying a knife and one carrying a hammer.

They stole alcohol (spirits) from the store and ran from the shop towards the cricket ground across the road.

No threats were made to the staff and no one was injured in the incident.

Police are carrying out a scene investigation today.

Old projectile exploded in Paraparaumu quarry

News from NZ Police
At around 9:45am this morning Police were contacted by a family who had found an old projectile from a World War Two era artillery round at their Paraparaumu property. Read more »

Truck rolls on SH1 at Paremata – delays continue for 5 hours

There’s been congestion on State Highway 1 this afternoon since a truck and trailer unit with a digger on board rolled at the Paremata roundabout. Read more »

Would-be robber restrained by staff at cycle store

News from NZ Police
A 29-year-old man who entered a cycle store in Lower Hutt this afternoon got more than he was expecting when he told the attendant to open the till. Read more »

Kent’s camera gear was stolen – but his photography survives

Wellington photojournalist Kent Blechynden recently had all his camera gear stolen. It was $20,000 in monetary terms and a crushing blow. Read more »

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