Archive for the 'Police' Category

Attack on patrons in Wellington gay bar condemned by Human Rights Commission

News from Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission has condemned a violent attack on staff and patrons at a gay bar in central Wellington last Friday. GayNZ reported that the alleged attackers were abusive and violent when they realised the bar and the people in it were gay. Read more »

Cyclist injured on SH2 at Petone, long delays for northbound traffic

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Photos: NZTA

The Transport Agency and the police failed today to admit that the serious crash on SH2 at Petone involved a cyclist. But later the DomPost reported that the cyclist had been taken to hospital with serious to critical head injuries.

The Transport Agency reported only that there would be long afternoon delays for northbound traffic because of the accident. It did not mention that a cyclist had been involved. Read more »

Fire in car closes southbound lanes of SH1 at Plimmerton for an hour

Photo: NZTA

Both southbound lanes of State Highway One at Plimmerton were closed for an hour this morning because of a car fire. Read more »

Swiss woman, 32, hit by car and killed on pedestrian crossing

News from NZ Police
A woman was killed and her partner injured after they were hit by a vehicle on a pedestrian crossing on Ferguson Street in Palmerston North yesterday evening. Read more »

Three cars crash on SH1 in Porirua

News from NZ Police at 9.05am
Three cars have crashed on the motorway in Porirua. Read more »

Post-mortem completed after fatal fire in Titahi Bay house

News from NZ Police
Police are continuing their investigation to determine the order of events leading up to the fatal fire early on Sunday morning in Dimock Street, Titahi Bay. A post-mortem was completed last night and Police are considering the results. Read more »

Dotcom search warrants were invalid, QC tells Supreme Court

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
The search warrants executed in the high profile arrest of internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom in 2012 were invalid and nothing more than a “fishing expedition,” the Supreme Court in Wellington was told today. Read more »

Two women killed, four injured, when Mitsubishi crashes into ditch near Longburn

News from NZ Police
Two women were killed and four people were injured in a single vehicle crash early yesterday morning near Longburn. Read more »

Porirua man arrested and charged after armed robbery at BNZ in Tawa

News from NZ Police
A 42 year old Porirua man has been arrested and charged with robbing the Tawa branch of the Bank of New Zealand bank at around midday today. Read more »

Traffic delayed by gravel spill on motorway at Ngauranga Gorge

There was a gravel spill at the bottom of the Ngauranga Gorge, northbound near Tyers Road, this afternoon. It caused delays to northbound traffic on the motorway. Read more »

Woman dies in crash near Kaitoke; Rimutaka Hill road closed for four hours

A woman was killed this morning in a two-vehicle crash that blocked the Rimutaka Hill Road near Kaitoke for more than four hours. Read more »

Masked man with machete tries to steal cigarettes and cash from Porirua dairy

News from NZ Police
Porirua Police are searching for a man who tried to steal cigarettes and cash from a dairy on Spinnaker Drive in Porirua last night. Read more »

Woman, 33, killed when car loses control and crashes into fence posts

News from NZ Police
A woman was killed in a single vehicle crash in Palmerston North early this morning. Read more »

TV sets, wine, DVDs, bikes, punching bags – police find stolen property

News from NZ Police
Wairarapa Police have found what they say is “a significant amount of stolen property.” The Police Tactical Crime Unit has been targeting a spate of residential house and shed burglaries in Masterton and they made their find during a search of a Dixon Street property on Wednesday. Read more »

Truck crash at Otaki brings down power lines and closes SH1 overnight

News from NZ Police
A single truck crash on State Highway 1 at the northern end of Otaki has brought down power lines and created disruptions to the electricity supply in the immediate area. Read more »

Man arrested in Porirua after incident with imitation firearm

News from NZ Police
A man was arrested yesterday after an incident in Cheshire St, Porirua, where a resident reported having a firearm pointed at him. Read more »

IMAGES: Snow cleared, Desert Road reopens; black ice causes crash near Taupo

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Desert Road this morning – Twitter photo from Chris Noble

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Desert Road at midday – NZTA photos

The Desert Road reopened at midday after being closed all morning by snow. And Taupo police blame black ice as a factor in a crash on State Highway One. Read more »

IMAGES: Hail and thunder – Kilbirnie’s zephyrometer hit by lightning

Twitter photo by Samuel Phillips

Thunder, lightning and hail hit Wellington soon after 2pm today. The only damage was to Kilbirnie’s Zephyrometer, which seemed to be damaged after it was hit by a lightning strike. Read more »

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