Archive for the 'Police' Category

Nine burglary charges as task force investigates Wairarapa crims

News from NZ Police
Wairarapa Police have created a burglary task force to deal directly with local suspects and target known locations, in response to a rising number of burglaries over the last six months. Read more »

“No choice;” Hager files case against Westpac with Human Rights Tribunal

Media release from Felix Geiringer
Nicky Hager has filed a case against Westpac with the Human Rights Review Tribunal. This is another step in Mr Hager’s response to the unlawful search of his Wellington home and private information by Police. Read more »

Attacker was riding a bike – police seek help to find dreadlocked man

News from NZ Police

Lower Hutt Police are continuing to investigate the sexual assault of a woman on the footpath outside the Taita shops on High Street at about 4am on Tuesday. The woman has now been interviewed. We continue to make enquiries and have a number of positive leads. Read more »

Rubbish truck crashes into house

News from NZ Police
A rubbish truck crashed into a house on Maungaraki Road in Lower Hutt this morning. Read more »

Man fined $1500 for death of neighbour’s cat in leg-hold possum trap

Press Release – SPCA
A Masterton man who caused a neighbour’s cat to die while hanging by its leg in a leg-hold trap was sentenced yesterday in the Masterton District Court. Read more »

Early-morning assault on woman outside Taita shops

News from NZ Police
Lower Hutt Police are investigating a serious assault on a woman on the footpath outside the Taita shops on High Street at about 4am this morning. Read more »

Wet, cold, injured and coughing blood: kayaker in hospital after accident on river

News from NZ Police
A 25-year-old man is recovering in Taupo Hospital this morning, after getting into trouble while kayaking the Tauranga-Taupo River yesterday afternoon. Read more »

Kapiti-Mana Police want Jaruse Paul – but don’t approach him

News from NZ Police

Kapiti-Mana Police are looking for 35-year-old Jaruse Paul. Read more »

Always lock the house, say police – and report anyone suspicious

News from NZ Police
Upper Hutt Police are reminding residents to report suspicious activity as soon as they see something untoward following delays with some recent burglary reports. Read more »

Westpac breached Nicky Hager’s privacy – ruling from Privacy Commissioner

BusinessDesk report by Pattrick Smellie
The Privacy Commissioner has censured Westpac Banking Corp for releasing without a court order more than 10 months of bank records belonging to the Wellington political activist and journalist Nicky Hager during a police investigation into leaked information published in Hager’s 2014 pre-election book, ‘Dirty Politics’. Read more »

Two-year trial will test centralisation of air ambulance services

Press Release – St John
A two-year trial to centralise the co-ordination and dispatch of national air ambulance helicopter services will get underway today. The trial, funded by the Ministry of Health and ACC to the tune of $591,000 a year, is the result of collaboration between St John, Wellington Free Ambulance and the Air Rescue Group. Read more »

Council campaigning to teach young people how to avoid bad behaviour


News from WCC
‘Check Yourself’ has launched today. It’s a Wellington City Council and NZ Police collaboration urging young Wellingtonians to understand the consequences of their actions. Read more »

Rapid response

by Lindsay Shelton
My garage in Brooklyn was broken into the other night. I almost didn’t notice. Walking down the path on my way out of the house, everything seemed normal. But then I saw bits of the lock on the ground. And then I noticed that the side door of the garage wasn’t shut. Read more »

Twice missing: 76-year-old woman found dead in Woodridge bush


News from NZ Police
Wellington Police and Search and Rescue have found the body of 76 year old Kebai Liu, who had been missing since Friday morning. Read more »

Diesel spill closes Rimutaka Hill Road

A diesel spill closed the Rimutaka Hill Road in both directions this morning. Read more »

Extra CCTV camera aims to increase safety on university walkway

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is working with Victoria University to keep the streets leading from the university into the Wellington CBD safe. Read more »

Wellington man arrested for September assault in Hastings holiday park

News from NZ Police
Hawke’s Bay Police have arrested a 33-year-old Wellington man today in relation to a serious assault that occurred at a local holiday camp ground last year. Read more »

Another charge dropped against peace activist; arrested for no reason

News from Peace Action Wellington
Another charge was dropped on the fourth day of the Crown’s case against 15 peace activists who protested against the 2015 Wellington Weapons Expo. Selina Van Doorn’s charge was dismissed after the Judge was shown video evidence which showed that police had violently arrested her for no reason. Read more »

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