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Gas leak in Porirua CBD when truck hits valve in car park

News from NZ Police at 6.23pm
The gas leak in central Porirua has been contained. The leak originated from the carpark at Pak n Save. It was caused by a truck colliding with a gas valve. Read more »

Homicide investigation after man, 53, found dead in Whanganui

News from NZ Police
Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found dead at a Wikitoria Road property in Whanganui last night. Read more »

Mountain bike patrols: Wellington police start cycling in the CBD


News from NZ Police
The Wellington City Police Community Team launched its ‘Cops on Bikes’ initiative this morning. Read more »

Man convicted for crossing Strait in unsafe $500 yacht despite warnings

News from Maritime New Zealand
A boatie who sailed a yacht in an unsafe condition from Wellington to Westport has been sentenced to community detention, after ignoring conditions imposed by Maritime NZ that the vessel could not be operated outside Wellington Harbour. Read more »

One critically injured in crash on SH1 near Manakau

There’s been another serious crash on State Highway 1 near Manakau. This time it involved a car and a bus. Read more »

Critically injured man being treated in Wellington Hospital

News from NZ Police
Central District Police are investigating after a man was found on a street in Whanganui early this morning with unexplained injuries. Read more »

TV viewers asked to help with Wainui murder investigation

News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police investigating the homicide of Wainuiomata builder Paul Te Hiko at his home six weeks ago are hoping Police Ten 7 viewers will tonight respond to renewed pleas for help with information. Read more »

Two men arrested on drugs charges after police raid Stokes Valley property

News from NZ Police
Police executed a pre-planned search warrant at a commercial address on George Street in Stokes Valley shortly after 6am today. Read more »

Lost in Tararuas, trampers rescued by helicopter

News from NZ Police
The two trampers who got into difficulty in the Tararua Ranges on Saturday night have been airlifted out today. Read more »

Wellington lawyer struck off for disgraceful conduct

News from NZ Law Society
A Wellington lawyer has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors for disgraceful and dishonourable conduct. Read more »

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