Archive for the 'Police' Category

Traffic delayed by crash near Paekakariki

A crash on State Highway 1 between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay caused peak-hour traffic delays for more than an hour tonight. Read more »

Police dig up $310,000 cash in drug raid; 50-year-old farmer in jail

News from NZ Police
Hawke’s Bay Police have seized $310,000 in cash and $175,000 worth of methamphetamine in a major drug operation this week. Read more »

Pilot killed when helicopter crashes in steep hill country near Whanganui

News from NZ Police
There has been a fatal helicopter crash northwest of Whanganui. Read more »

Malaysian diplomat out of jail and on bail after second Wellington court appearance

The Malaysian diplomat Muhammad Rizalman facing charges relating to an alleged assault on a woman was released from prison today after a second appearance in court in Wellington. Read more »

“The best light” for a diplomat in court

Photographs of the Malaysian diplomat in court charged with assault were banned by a Justice of the Peace in Wellington on Saturday morning. But the ruling was pointless, as the man had already been photographed after his much-delayed return to New Zealand. Read more »

“Expect long delays;” warning for drivers returning to Wellington on SH1

The usual Labour Day traffic congestion is being reported this afternoon. Read more »

Women in hospital after car crash and lawnmower incident

Two women have been injured in accidents near Feilding and near Levin. Read more »

Young, skinny masked man with knife robs dairy in Lower Hutt

News from NZ Police
A dairy in Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt, was robbed by a man with a knife yesterday afternoon. Read more »

Labour Weekend warning: a ticket if you’re more than 4kph over the speed limit

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police will be enforcing a reduced speed tolerance over Labour Weekend. Anyone who drives more than 4kph over the permanent posted speed limit is liable to be ticketed from 4pm on Friday through to 6am on Tuesday. Read more »

“Outside the law;” Nicky Hager challenging police seizure of his documents

News release from Terrace Chambers
Nicky Hager’s home in Wellington was searched by police on 2 October. Mr Hager asserted that documents kept at his house were protected by privilege, including because they contained information that might identify confidential sources. Read more »

Man with gun tries to rob security staff outside Warehouse in Lyall Bay

News from NZ Police
A man with a firearm this afternoon failed in a bid to rob an ACN Currency security van outside The Warehouse store in Lyall Bay. Read more »

Police vs councillors

The feud between the police and Wellington city councillors was in its second day yesterday. Read more »

Three men caught south of Titahi Bay with 867 paua; fine up to $250,000

News from MPI
Ministry for Primary Industries compliance officers caught three men with 867 paua on the west coast south of Titahi Bay on Monday. The recreational fishing limit for paua is ten per person per day. Read more »

Man arrested after police find drugs, firearms, cash and stolen goods

News from NZ Police
Whanganui Police today found a significant quantity of drugs, firearms, cash and over $20,000 in stolen property and vehicles at an address near Taihape. Read more »

Two accidents delay traffic in Ngauranga Gorge

crash ngauranga

Traffic has been delayed by two accidents in the Ngauranga Gorge tonight. Read more »

Woman passenger killed when car hits tree; driver critically injured

News from NZ Police
A woman passenger was killed when a car hit a tree early this morning on Papaiti Road, 6 kilometres north east of Wanganui. Read more »

Safe Hutt Valley campaign warns: lock your doors and windows

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Safe Hutt Valley is a group of organisations committed to promoting safety in the Hutt Valley. Group members, Upper Hutt City Council and Hutt Valley Police, remind residents about the importance of car security after a recent increase in the number of vehicle-related theft in the area. Read more »

Bomb scare closes Ballance Street; police investigate package of clothes

bombscare oct 2014
Twitter photo from Ryan Boswell

A bomb scare closed Ballance Street in central Wellington for 90 minutes this morning. Read more »

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