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Police collect 129 more illegal firearms from 83 Wellington owners

Bews from NZ Police
Police held seven collection events around the country today as part of the prohibited firearms buy-back and amnesty scheme. Wellington’s collection event was at Trentham, where 83 firearms owners were processed, handing in a total of 129 prohibited firearms and 377 parts and accessories. Read more »

Man with burns in intensive care after fire in heritage building

Report from RNZ
Two people are being treated for serious burns after a fire in a heritage building in central Whanganui last night. Read more »

Tears as court gives custody of mokopuna to whanau, after Oranga Tamariki dispute

Report from RNZ by Māni Dunlop, Te Manu Korihi Reporter
Tears of joy and cheers filled a courtroom in the Hutt Valley when a grandmother was granted custody of her six-month-old mokopuna after a long battle with Oranga Tamariki. Read more »

Cancelled: 700 fraudulent tickets to All Blacks test at Westpac Stadium

Report from RNZ
More than 700 tickets to next week’s rugby Test between the All Blacks and South Africa in Wellington have been cancelled after being classified as fraudulent. Read more »

Crash closes Mt Victoria Tunnel

News from NZ Police
Police were called to a crash in the Mt Victoria Tunnel near Hataitai late this afternoon. Read more »

Police collecting prohibited firearms at Trentham

News from NZ Police
The first Wellington firearms collection events for buy-back and amnesty will be held on 20 and 21 July at Trentham Racecourse in Upper Hutt. Read more »

Trades Hall bombing investigators checking DNA samples from suspects

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Report from RNZ
Detectives re-examining the 1984 Wellington Trades Hall bombing have been collecting DNA samples from suspects. Caretaker and unionist Ernie Abbott was killed almost instantly when he picked up a suitcase containing the bomb. Read more »

Little blue penguins stay away from their home under sushi bar outside station

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Photo from RNZ

Report from RNZ by Michael Cropp
Nary a flipper, fin or feather was spotted by DOC rangers at the Wellington railway station this morning. Rangers were on the lookout for Little Blue Penguins, after two had to be removed – twice – from under a sushi store near the railway station yesterday, and put in a nesting box on the waterfront. Read more »

Baby girl in hospital with burns – police investigate “non accidental” injuries

News from NZ Police
Police are investigating the injuries on a six-month-old baby who was admitted to Nelson Hospital with burns. Read more »

Family members weep as 23-year-old faces charge of murder

Report from RNZ
The young man accused of murder after a deadly assault in Taihape at the weekend has been named as Te Ao Hakopa. Read more »

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