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Fraud trial: Crown prosecutor alleges Ngatata Love set up secret payments

BusinessDesk report by Sophie Boot
Former Treaty negotiator Ngatata Love was fully aware of and approved a $1.5million payment from a land developer into a trust controlled by his partner Lorraine Skiffington, which is at the heart of his fraud trial, the Crown says. Read more »

Police planning “to keep people safe” at sold-out All Blacks match

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Extra Police staff will be on duty to keep people safe when Wellington hosts the All Blacks v Wallabies in the second test of the Bledisloe Cup this Saturday. Read more »

Police patrols after students report assaults on Kelburn walkway

News from VUWSA
The police will be actively patrolling the area between Kelburn campus and Aro Valley to provide visibility and reassurance, after reports of assaults in the area. Read more »

Cigarettes stolen after machete attack on petrol station attendant

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News from NZ Police
Napier Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at a petrol station on Taradale Road last night. Read more »

Ngatata Love, giving evidence at his fraud trial, defends lack of tender process

Report from BusinessDesk
Former Treaty negotiator Ngatata Love is giving evidence today in the High Court in Wellington where he is accused of defrauding the Wellington Tenths Trust by taking payments to ensure property developers would win work with the iwi entity he chaired. Read more »

Sex offender moved from Maungaraki after protests from residents

News from Corrections Dept
This morning Corrections relocated an offender from Maungaraki to a residence on the grounds of Christchurch Men’s Prison. This is an interim arrangement until a further suitable residence can be identified in the Wellington region. The offender will continue to be managed by Corrections under the same stringent conditions. Read more »

400 Maungaraki people protested against sex offender in their suburb

Press Release – Maungaraki Community Association
The Maungaraki community welcomed the announcement from Corrections today that a child sex offender placed in the community has been relocated. Read more »

Search in Tararua Ranges ends with discovery of body

News from NZ Police
A body was found in the Field Peak area of the Tararua Ranges late this afternoon. Read more »

Nelson man charged with murder after body found on boat

News from NZ Police
Police have today arrested and charged a 52-year-old local man with the murder of John Murray Morton whose body was located on 4 August in a boat at the Nelson Haven on QE2 Drive. Read more »

Two men arrested after ram raid at service station in Ngaio

News from NZ Police
Two men were arrested after a ram raid in Ngaio early this morning. Read more »

Car crashes into house, gas main ruptured, residents evacuated

News from NZ Police
A car has crashed into a house in Upper Hutt. Read more »

Te Papa reopens after being closed for two days by flooding

News from Te Papa
Te Papa will be open again at 10am on Saturday, after a sprinkler activation on Wednesday night closed the museum on Thursday and Friday. Read more »

Man in critical condition after being stabbed in Wainuiomata

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A man is in critical condition after being stabbed last night in Wainuiomata. Read more »

Woman rescued from Tongariro after slipping on ice during solo climb

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News from NZ Police
A woman was rescued from Mount Tongariro this afternoon after she slipped on ice. Read more »

Police seeking thin Lower Hutt teenager

News from NZ Police

Lower Hutt Police are looking to locate Logan Reynolds for a warrant to arrest. Read more »

School road patrollers to march through the CBD

News from WCC
Every school day students give up their time to help more than 30,000 children successfully travel to and from Wellington schools. The Wellington City Council and NZ Police have organised an Orange Day celebration on Friday 26 August to thank volunteer school patrollers who help keep the roads around their schools safe for their fellow students. Read more »

Rail Safety Week: avoid distractions at level crossings and stay safe

Press Release – New Zealand Police
New Zealand Police will be undertaking a number of activities across the country this week in support of Rail Safety Week, which launched today at Wellington Railway Station. Read more »

Witness from Singapore gives evidence in fraud case against Ngatata Love

BusinessDesk report by Jonathan Underhill
Shaan Stevens, the Singapore-based businessman who is a key Crown witness in the fraud trial of Ngatata Love, says he returned to New Zealand to give evidence because he felt it was his “civic duty”. Read more »

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