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Euthanasia advocate acquitted of aiding suicide in Rita Angus home

Photo: RNZ

News from RNZ
A Wellington euthanasia advocate has been acquitted of involvement in another woman’s suicide. Read more »

Former Collegiate music teacher jailed for sex crimes

News from RNZ
A former Wanganui Collegiate music teacher found guilty of historical sex crimes has been jailed for six years. Read more »

Man charged with assaulting taxi driver on Christmas Eve

News from NZ Police
A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a Lower Hutt taxi driver on Christmas Eve. Read more »

Russell McVeagh commissioning independent external review

News from Russell McVeagh
Russell McVeagh’s Board and Partners have reflected on the events of two years ago and the recent media coverage relating to those events. What happened in the summer of 2015/16 was completely unacceptable.
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Man charged with murder after body found in Aro Valley car

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police have arrested and charged a 30-year-old Lower Hutt man with murder in relation to the death of Zenith Campbell (who preferred to be known as Zena). Read more »

Police Rainbow Pride car coming south for Out in the Park

News from NZ Police
New Zealand Police’s Rainbow car will travel south for Wellington’s Pride Festival event “Out in the Park” this Saturday. Read more »

Homes evacuated after flooding in Paraparaumu and Raumati South

News from Fire and Emergency NZ
There has been widespread flooding on the Kapiti Coast this morning. Since 2.30am there have been more than a dozen callouts to flooding in the Paraparaumu beach/Raumati South area. Read more »

Settled weather for storm clean up

Today’s satellite image, showing clearing skies for many, and the remains of cyclone gita well to the southeast of the country.

Press Release – MetService
Settled and dry conditions return to New Zealand as a ridge of high pressure moves over the country for the remainder of this week and into the weekend. This will give some relief to regions in clean-up mode from Cyclone Gita. Read more »

SH1 back to two lanes between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay

State Highway One between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay was reopened in both directions early this morning, after repairs to storm damage which caused yesterday’s long delays. Read more »

A day of delays on SH1 after storm damages road and seawall


State Highway One was closed between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki early this morning because of storm damage – the high tide was washing across both lanes. One lane was reopened at 7am, with stop/go traffic control in place and very long delays in both directions. Read more »

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