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Porirua police investigating assaults on two teenagers in Mungavin Avenue

News from NZ Police
Police are investigating two assaults in the Mungavin Avenue area in Porirua. Read more »

Wellington police help with arrest of Sydney man for child exploitation

News from NZ Police
A 31-year-old Sydney man is facing child exploitation charges following an investigation involving Australian Federal Police, New Zealand Police’s Online Child Exploitation team, and Wellington Police. Read more »

Increase in late-night violence on Courtenay Place

Report from RNZ
There has been an increase in serious violence in Wellington with a number of fights breaking out in the city’s entertainment district at night. Read more »

Driver accused of killing cyclist on Hutt Road appears in court

Report from RNZ
The man accused of killing Wellington cyclist Brent Trevor Norriss in a collision has appeared in court. Read more »

Messages on twenty dollar notes – but who from?

message on money

Wellington.Scoop report by Gregor Thompson
New Zealand twenty dollar notes with the text “This twenty dollars can give a woman a safe place to stay at women’s refuge – safenight.nz” have been spotted around Wellington over the last week, with reports of one as far north as Upper Hutt. The person or organisation responsible for the stickers does not indicate who they are and has not come forward. Read more »

False alarm causes evacuation of isolation hotel on the Terrace

Report from RNZ
A managed isolation hotel in Wellington was evacuated this morning when an automated fire alarm went off. Read more »

Three people rescued from overturned boat on the harbour

A passenger on an Eastbourne ferry watched this afternoon as three people were rescued from a small boat that had overturned in the harbour. Read more »

Nine arrested after fight in Courtenay Place

Report from RNZ
Nine people were arrested after a street brawl in Wellington early this morning. Read more »

Two critically injured in crash on Ohiro Road in Brooklyn

Two people were critically injured in a crash in Brooklyn early this morning. Read more »

Wellington builder fined $10,000 for buying illegal seafood

News from Ministry of Primary Industries
A Wellington builder has been sentenced for knowingly purchasing poached seafood valued at more than $23,000 on the black market. Read more »

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