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Police set up cordon after driver flees from crash in Newtown

News from NZ Police
Police are making enquiries to find a person who fled from the scene of a crash in Wellington this afternoon. Read more »

Captain and chief officer fined $17,550 for giving false information

News from Maritime New Zealand
The Captain and Chief Officer of an Isle of Man flagged bulk carrier, Emile Bulker, gave false information to Maritime NZ after a crewman passed out because of lack of oxygen in the ship’s poorly-ventilated hold. Read more »

Police plan firearms collections for Newtown and Paraparaumu

News from NZ Police
Police encourage all firearms holders who have a prohibited firearm and/or prohibited part to attend a collection event soon. Read more »

Police and services dogs competing for national honours

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Paws, pride and professionalism will be on the line next week when 23 Police and Services dog teams compete at Trentham for national titles. Read more »

Tree falls on to passing train – locomotive damaged, driver injured

Report from RNZ
Commuter train services on the Wairarapa to Wellington line were suspended this morning after a tree fell on to a passing train near Woodside. Read more »

One injured when car rolls on River Road

News from NZ Police
Police are asking motorists to be patient this evening following a crash in Upper Hutt. A vehicle rolled down a bank on River Road about 5.35pm. Read more »

Oil spill causes danger on roads from Lyall Bay to Red Rocks

The city council yesterday morning reported a large oil/diesel spill from Lyall Bay Parade right around to Red Rocks in Island Bay. Read more »

Council company fined $67,000 for discharging sewage into Porirua Harbour

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wellington Water has been convicted and fined $67,500 for an illegal discharge of sewage sludge from the Porirua City Wastewater Treatment Plant. Read more »

Former production manager convicted of fraud for selling Peter Jackson’s vintage aircraft

News from Serious Fraud Office
The former production manager of an aircraft manufacturer, The Vintage Aviator Limited (TVAL), has been convicted of fraud on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. Read more »

Man arrested, charged with murder of Lois Tolley in Upper Hutt in 2016

News from NZ Police
Police have arrested a man for the murder of Lois Tolley in Upper Hutt in December 2016. The 27 year old was arrested yesterday and is to appear in the Hutt Valley District Court today charged with murder. Read more »

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