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Nine-year-old boy in critical condition after accident at school

News from NZ Police
A nine-year-old boy is in Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital after an incident at a local primary school this afternoon. Read more »

Almost 30 years after he disappeared, Ngaio man’s body found in bush

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police have identified human remains recovered earlier this year as those of a Ngaio man who went missing in March 1986. Read more »

Pilot reports laser beam in cockpit during takeoff – police warn of danger

News from NZ Police
A pilot reported a laser beam in the cockpit as a commercial passenger plane took off from Wellington Airport at 6.50 last night. Read more »

Man faces 23 charges of sexual assault and burglary

News from NZ Police
A man appeared in the Palmerston North court today facing 23 charges of sexual assault and burglary. Read more »

Personal locator beacons help rescue trapped trampers on West Coast

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand
Two beacon activations saved the day yesterday for trampers in tricky situations on the South Island’s West Coast, as the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand facilitated effective rescues. Read more »

Woman passenger killed in crash on SH2; driver survives

News from NZ Police
A woman passenger has been killed in a crash on State Highway 2, north of Masterton. Read more »

Police cancel 1778 speeding fines after camera error in Ngauranga Gorge

News from NZ Police
Police are cancelling 1778 notices issued by the Ngauranga Gorge speed camera in Wellington following a temporary technical glitch caused by changes to daylight saving hours. Read more »

German hitchhiker rescued after sliding down ice on Mt Tongariro

News from NZ Police
A 19-year-old German backpacker is tonight in hospital after sliding 50 metres down an icy slope near the summit of Mt Tongariro. Read more »

Man dies after being shot in Palmerston North house

News from NZ Police
A man died after being shot in a house in Palmerston North tonight. Read more »

Arson in Levin: second attack on house within ten days


News from NZ Police
A distinctive blue petrol container was used to set fire to a house in Levin overnight. Read more »

Wanganui and Taranaki roads hit by flooding after heavy rain

News from NZ Police
Heavy rain overnight has made driving conditions difficult in the Wanganui and Taranaki districts. Read more »

After slips and flooding, Hutt and Johnsonville train services start again

TranzMetro announced this afternoon that trains would start running again on the Hutt Valley line. The first to run was the 3.05 service from Wellington. Read more »

SH1 reopens between Paekak and Pukerua Bay after further repairs

coastal slip work
Contractors continue working today on the site of yesterday’s slip. Photo: NZTA

The State Highway 1 coastal road between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariri was closed southbound from noon – 4.30pm today, for further repairs after yesterday’s slip. Read more »

Kapiti’s rainfall in one day was almost double the monthly average

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
Council crews and contractors are out in force across the district today dealing with the aftermath of yesterday’s weather bomb that unleashed around 144 mls of rainfall in 24 hours – more than double the monthly average. Read more »

80-year-old Karori doctor dies when floodwaters submerge car in Petone street

doctor drowns

News from NZ Police
The man who died yesterday in flood waters in Bracken Street, near Sladdon Park, Petone was 80-year-old Dr Paul Hill from Karori. Read more »

Flooding emergency on Kapiti coast; 27 homes evacuated

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
Civil Defence Emergency Assistance Centres have been stood down in the Kāpiti District after a day of weather chaos. More rain is forecast especially in the early morning so it is expected to be a busy day again tomorrow. Read more »

Massive cleanup overnight, but more congestion expected

Cleanup of the slip on SH1 near Pukerua Bay. Photo: NZTA

News from NZTA
Wellingtonians are advised to consider alternatives to their usual morning commute on Friday morning. Read more »

Severe congestion for drivers as SH1 and SH2 were partially reopened

News from NZTA at 5pm
State Highway 2 has partially reopened to northbound traffic, after it was closed due to flooding this afternoon. The highway has been reopened to one lane between the Ngauranga Interchange and Dowse. This now means people can travel directly to the Hutt Valley, via the Dowse interchange, although there is extensive congestion. Read more »

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