Archive for the 'Police' Category

Local divers to be prosecuted for 400 excess and undersized paua

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries
Three groups of recreational divers face prosecution after being nabbed with a total of almost 400 illegally caught paua in the Wellington region over the weekend. Read more »

Three crashes on Rimutaka Hill Road; take care, warn police

News from NZ Police
Motorists travelling on State Highway Two over the Rimutaka Hill Road should take care as driving conditions are challenging. Poor visibility has caused three minor crashes this morning. Read more »

Guests evacuated from new Sofitel Hotel after fire in restaurant

Wellington.Scoop
The new Sofitel Hotel in Bolton Street was evacuated last night after a fire broke out in its restaurant. Read more »

Driver critically injured when car crashes down bank at Glenside

News from NZ Police
A driver was critically injured in a crash on Middleton Road at Glenside near Wellington this afternoon. Read more »

Daughter rescued from river, father’s body found by police dive squad

News from NZ Police
The police national dive squad this morning found the body of a man who had been missing since last night in the Manawatu River in Palmerston North. Read more »

Head Hunters gang members charged with selling methamphetamine

News from NZ Police
Wairarapa Police and the National Organised Crime Group have arrested three people linked to the Head Hunters gang on methamphetamine charges. Read more »

Police host Christmas party for kids in care

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Children and their caregivers from the Wellington region today attended a party at the Royal New Zealand Police College hosted by NZ Police and Child Youth and Family. Read more »

Five injured in crash on SH58

News from NZ Police
Five people were injured this morning in a three-vehicle crash on State Highway 58 near Paremata. Read more »

Tararua trampers died from hypothermia in extreme weather

News from NZ Police
The deaths of trampers Pavel Pazniak and Michael Stepura in the Tararua Ranges on 21 November have been referred to the Coroner for a final determination as to cause of death. Read more »

Seven arrested after police target Wellington drug-dealing syndicate

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police have arrested seven people after executing search warrants in Wellington, Hutt Valley and Porirua targeting a Wellington city-based methamphetamine dealing syndicate. Read more »

Coming down: demolition starts at 61 Molesworth Street

Scoop report and photos by Liana Pantaleo
Demolition of the quake-damaged building at 61 Molesworth Street is underway, led by United States contracting firm Ceres Environmental Services. Read more »

Holiday haiku contest for children to urge drivers to ‘check your speed’

Press Release – New Zealand Police
The voices of children and the power of poetry are adding to the call to reduce serious injuries and deaths on our roads this summer. Read more »

Low brings severe gusts

Press Release – MetService
Severe northwest gusts plagued central New Zealand last night and this morning. Severe Weather Warnings were in force for gusts of 130 km/hr in Wellington and Wairarapa, and a Watch was in force for Kapiti Coast. Gusts of 126 km/hr had been recorded in the suburb of Kelburn, and 133 km/hr on the Rimutaka Hill Road on Sunday morning. Read more »

Alcohol patrols: Wellington police stop 2134 vehicles, one driver over the limit

Wellington.Scoop
Police stopped 2134 vehicles in Wellington last night as part of what they called an alcohol-focused prevention operation. But only driver was over the limit. Read more »

Queensgate cinemas to be demolished “with urgency” – will take two months

News from Hutt City Council
The Hutt City Council has issued a warrant today that requires the Event Cinemas and car park building in the northeastern corner of Queensgate Shopping Centre be demolished. Read more »

Trampers who died in Tararuas were from Ukraine and Belarus

News from NZ Police
The Police investigation into the death of two trampers in Tararua Forest Park over the weekend continues. Police are investigating on behalf of the Coroner. Read more »

Mei Fan murder investigators to receive commendations

News from NZ Police
During a Pay Parade being held in Civic Square tomorrow, 21 police officers will be recognised for a number of achievements and commendations. Read more »

Truck crash stops trains, delays traffic on SH1 at Waikanae

Wellington.Scoop
Motorists and train commuters faced delays this morning following a crash on State Highway 1 at Waikanae. Read more »

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