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Burst water mains in Titahi Bay and Woburn

Wellington Water has been repairing burst watermains in Woburn and Titahi Bay this morning. Read more »

Man killed when light plane crashes in Kaitoke

News from NZ Police
A man has died following a light aircraft crash this afternoon in Kaitoke.
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Kāpiti tests its emergency centre

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti Coast District Council staff were given a timely reminder of the need to be ready for anything after a trial activation of the Kapiti Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) this week. Read more »

Truck rolls at Haywards interchange, blocks southbound lane

rolled truck 2
NZTA photo

A truck rolled and blocked traffic at the Haywards interchange on State Highway 2 in the Hutt Valley this afternoon. Read more »

Significant damage: Regional Council fined $90,000 for discharging sludge into stream

News from Fish and Game New Zealand
Unusual proceedings in the Wellington District Court today saw the regional council prosecuting itself. The Greater Wellington Regional Council was convicted and fined $90,000 for breaches of the Resource Management Act (RMA) in what Justice Dwyer called “careless” actions that caused significant damage to the Birchville Stream in Upper Hutt. Read more »

Sewage overflows from manhole in Hopper Street – running into gutters

hopper street sewage

Wastewater crews have fixed a drain that was leaking sewage onto a street in central Wellington for more than three hours this morning. Read more »

Akatarawa Road blocked for 4 hours after truck hits bank

The Akatarawa Road was blocked for four hours this afternoon after a truck crashed into a bank. Read more »

Robberies, burglaries and assaults in Hutt and Porirua – “what can we do?”

RNZ is reporting concerns from some Porirua and Lower Hutt residents who say there’s been an increase in incidents of robbery, burglary and assault. There have been several community meetings to find out the cause and to come up with solutions. Read more »

Two real rescues during search and rescue training

News from NZ Police
The Akatarawa Forest, between Upper Hutt and the Kāpiti Coast, was humming with activity over the weekend as Emergency Services’ staff and volunteers took part in Wellington District’s annual Search and Rescue (SAR) Exercise. Read more »

Drugs seized and man, 71, arrested during police raid in Normandale

News from NZ Police
Police and Customs have made a further dent in the GBL market with another arrest and seizure in the Wellington region. On Friday a search warrant was executed at an address in Normandale, Lower Hutt, by Police from Hutt Valley and Waikato along with NZ Customs. Read more »

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