Archive for the 'Police' Category

Wellington helicopter rescues two hunters and their dog, after fall in bush

News from Life Flight Trust
Two hunters and their dog were rescued this morning from bush near Ward in Marlborough. Read more »

Coastlands evacuated after suspicious bag found, but it was a false alarm

News fron NZ Police at 11.36
A suspicious package has been found outside Paraparaumu Work and Income service centre. Read more »

Caught in the act on Lambton Quay: eight CBD burglaries in seven days

News from NZ Police

Wellington Police are trying to identify this man after a spike in burglaries over the past week. There have been eight burglaries to small businesses in the Wellington CBD, where the offender has gained entry by forcing open the front door and stealing cash from the till. Read more »

Lambton Quay emergency: the suspicious package didn’t contain explosives

bomb on quay
Photo: Lyndon Hood

Police revealed today that the item which caused yesterday’s closure of Lambton Quay did not contain any explosive material. Read more »

Man suffers facial injuries and broken jaw in assault outside Reading Cinemas

News from NZ Police
Can you identify these men? At about 4:05am on Sunday 8th November, a man was walking with a friend past Reading Cinemas in Courtenay Place when he was knocked to the ground and seriously assaulted by an unknown group of males. Read more »

Secure your trailer – more of them are being stolen “quickly and quietly”

News from NZ Police
The Wellington Police District Car Squad was set up in February to target organised criminal groups linked to vehicle crime. On Monday the Car Squad arrested a man in Stokes Valley for the theft of a trailer. Read more »

Refugees and police competing in annual Communities Football Cup

News from NZ Police
Somalia Wellington will this weekend defend its title at the New Zealand Communities Football Cup (NZCFC). Read more »

Police seeking Hurricane Taylor

News from NZ Police

Hurricane Taylor has a warrant to arrest for failing to appear in the Hutt Valley District Court on Wednesday the 11th of November. Read more »

Vandalised beyond repair: Karori art installation to be removed

appleton park

News from WCC
An installation in Karori designed to commemorate fallen soldiers has been vandalised beyond repair. Read more »

Mei Fan’s former husband is convicted of murdering her

Mei Fan’s former husband has been found guilty of murdering her in Miramar two years ago. Read more »

27 people in court after blockade of defence industry conference

News from Peace Action Wellington
The 27 people arrested while blockading the Defence Industry Association conference in Wellington last week appeared in the Wellington District Court this morning and have said that they will defend the charges against them. Read more »

Northwesterly gales but only “for a time”

News from MetService
Severe north to northwest gales about Wellington and the Wairarapa are forecast for a time today. Read more »

Farmer fined $33,000 for “slow and miserable” deaths of 111 sheep

News from MPI
A Manawatu farmer got an expensive reminder about managing intestinal parasites in stock when he was sentenced in the Palmerston North District Court yesterday for animal welfare offences. Read more »

Rush-hour delays on Taranaki Street – one lane because of cable repairs

News from WCC
Southbound traffic on Taranaki Street – a main route to Wellington’s southern suburbs – is down to one lane near the Karo Drive/Buckle Street intersection this afternoon. Read more »

Company director punished with home detention for $900,000 tax evasion

News from Inland Revenue
A Wellington security company director who evaded paying nearly $1 million in tax has been sentenced to eight months’ home detention. Read more »

Kayakers rescued after difficulties on Whanganui River

News from NZ Police
Police and Department of Conservation staff today today rescued two kayakers who were in difficulty on the Whanganui River. They had hired kayaks from the Cherry Grove area in Taumarunui. Read more »

Council advice: “know your limit”

News from the Wellington City Council
The city council and NZ Police are reminding drivers not to let an extra drink ruin an otherwise fabulous Christmas and summer in Wellington. Read more »

Ute driver, 74, killed in collision with truck moving a house

News from NZ Police
A 74 year old driver was killed tonight in a crash on State Highway 3 near Kai Iwi, north-west of Wanganui. Read more »

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