Archive for the 'Police' Category

Over the (new) limit? Biometric technology in Central District’s booze buses

News from NZ Police
Central District Police had its two booze buses kitted out this week with a new biometric system which will greatly improve the tools used by officers to remove drunk drivers off our roads. Read more »

Corrections says murderer’s release was “mis-informed,” should not have happened

The Corrections Department has found that its temporary release from jail of Phillip Smith, who murdered a Wellington man in 1996, was “overly ambitious and mis-informed” and should not have been considered. Read more »

Pool parties to reward over 1000 school road patrollers in Lower Hutt

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Over the next two weeks more than one thousand of Hutt City’s school road patrollers will attend pool parties as a reward for the effort they’ve put in throughout the year. Read more »

Was he driving? Teenager charged after fatal crash near Pahiatua last July

News from NZ Police
A 17-year-old Tararua man has been arrested and charged today in relation to a crash where a youth was killed and a woman in another vehicle was seriously injured. Read more »

Who stole the truck from Churton Park?

News from NZ Police

Wellington Police are investigating the theft of a Mitsubishi Fuso Truck registration DFZ452. The truck was stolen overnight from an address in Churton Park, Wellington. Read more »

One in seven traffic fatalities: pedestrian road deaths remembered

Press Release – Living Streets
On World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, last Sunday,, Living Streets Aotearoa remembered the 41 pedestrians who lost their lives in traffic crashes in New Zealand in the 12 months to the end of October. We are also saddened to hear of another pedestrian death this last week in Raumati, near Wellington. Read more »

Muhammad Rizalman pleads not guilty to burglary and assault charges

The Malaysian diplomat charged with burglary and assault pleaded not guilty when he re-appeared in court in Wellington this morning. Read more »

Pedestrian dies in hospital, hit by car on SH1 at Raumati

News from NZ Police
A pedestrian died after being hit by a car on State Highway One at Raumati last night. Read more »

After ‘fair and reasonable’ $22,000 fine, NZ Bus says safety an absolute priority

Press Release – NZ Bus
NZ Bus welcomes the resolution of the action taken against its subsidiary Wellington City Transport Limited (WCTL) under the Health and Safety in Employment Act, and accepts the penalty imposed by the Wellington District Court as fair and reasonable. Read more »

Unsafe buses – Go Wellington fined $22,000 after 8 passengers trapped in doors

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News from NZ Police
Wellington City Transport Ltd, which is owned by New Zealand Bus Ltd and trades as Go Wellington, was today sentenced in the Wellington District Court on a charge of failing to take all practical steps to prevent harm in a place of work, following a string of serious incidents between May and August 2013. It was ordered to pay a fine of $22,000 and reparation totalling $3,500, to be split evenly among the seven identifiable victims for the emotional harm caused. Read more »

Man killed after jumping out of ambulance and running in front of a truck

News from NZ Police
An man was killed this afternoon after he jumped out of an ambulance and ran in front of a truck. Read more »

New digital speed camera starts working near Thorndon off-ramp

News from NZ Police
A new “next generation” fixed speed camera will be operation from Friday on the Wellington Motorway next to the Thorndon on-ramp. The new camera replaces the older style camera previously at this site. Read more »

A weekend of crime: men attacked, woman assaulted, house burgled

News from NZ Police
Palmerston North Police are investigating three serious crimes that occurred between Friday and Sunday. Read more »

Whanganui dairy owner thwarts robbery attempt by armed masked man

News from NZ Police
A man was thwarted while he attempted to rob the Alma Dairy on Alma Road in Whanganui last night.

At approximately 9:10pm the dairy owner was closing for the night when a man with the lower half of his face covered tried to enter. The dairy owner managed to close and lock the door before the offender threatened him with what was believed to be a pistol and demanded to be let in.

The owner moved away from the door and called Police.

The male offender is described as being of medium build, between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 8 in height. He was wearing a black jacket or hoodie.

“We are continuing to make inquiries as well as review CCTV footage in an effort to identify the offender. We want to speak to anyone that may have seen any suspicious activity in the Alma Road area between 8:30pm and 9:30pm that evening,” says Senior Sergeant Paul Baskett, Whanganui Police Response Manager.

Police are supporting the owner who was left shaken from the incident and has offered Victim Support services.

“A white four-door saloon vehicle was seen in the area before and after the incident and Police want to speak to anyone that may have seen this vehicle or has any other information about this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact on Detective Sergeant Glenn Toy (06) 349 0610. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Home detention for immigration agent convicted of exploiting Chinese chefs

News from Immigration NZ
A director of a Wellington immigration agency has been sentenced for her role in the exploitation of migrant workers in an immigration scam masterminded by her and her husband. Read more »

Ewen Macdonald stays in jail: “an undue risk to the safety of the community”

More than three years into his five year sentence for arson, vandalism and killing livestock, Ewen Macdonald was today denied parole at his third Parole Board hearing. Read more »

Teenagers face physical and mental challenges at NZ Police College

Press Release – Blue Light
A group of teens from Hawkes Bay were named National Champions in the 13th Annual Blue Light PCT competition held at the New Zealand Police College in Wellington last weekend. Read more »

Farmer injured when wind blows vehicle off ridge and down a hill

News from Life Flight Trust
Wellington’s Westpac rescue helicopter was called to the Wairarapa last night after a farmer was injured in a freak accident. Read more »

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