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Top calendar photo: Arlo’s expressive eyes


News from NZ Police
A stunning image of Wellington Police dog Arlo’s expressive eyes has won forensic photographer Senior Constable Jane Dunn (right) the top photo award in the 2020 Police Dog Trust Calendar competition. Read more »

Bike thefts continuing in CBD; warning from police

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police have received numerous reports of bicycles stolen by opportunistic thieves throughout the CBD in the last few months. Despite two youths being arrested and an ongoing investigation, bikes are still being targeted. Read more »

Three charged after police find firearms and drugs in Masterton

News from NZ Police
Police have seized firearms and drugs in three separate incidents in Masterton. Read more »

Life imprisonment for murdering Black Power member in Wainuiomata


Report from RNZ
A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a Black Power member in Wainuiomata. Falcon Samuels was found guilty of murdering Paul Te Hiko in March last year. This morning in the Wellington High Court he was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years. Read more »

Fire in Cuba Street restaurant closes Vivian Street for 90 minutes

RNZ photo by Denise Garland

A fire on the roof of a restaurant on Cuba Street this afternoon resulted in Vivian Street/State Highway One being closed from the Victoria Street intersection for more than 90 minutes. Read more »

Nine months in jail for man who repeatedly punched James Shaw

Report from RNZ
The man who assaulted Green Party co-leader James Shaw has been sentenced to nine months in prison. Read more »

Terrace Tunnel closed after two vehicles crash

News from NZ Police
Two lanes of the Terrace Tunnel were closed this afternoon after a crash involving two vehicles. Read more »

Cyclist killed in collision with car on SH1 at Manakau

News from NZ Police
A cyclist was killed in a collision with a car on State Highway One near Manakau this afternoon. Read more »

Three arrested after assault on 90-year-old woman in her Levin home

News from NZ Police
Police have arrested three young women in relation to the assault in Levin yesterday evening which left a 90-year-old woman with serious injuries. Read more »

Delays at Hutt Park roundabout after truck and trailer roll

News from NZ Police
A truck and trailer unit has rolled at the Hutt Park Road roundabout in Seaview. Read more »

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