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Empty kayak found floating off Raumati – where is the kayaker?

News from NZ Police
Police are appealing for information after a green kayak and paddle were found floating in the water near Raumati South on the Kapiti Coast. Read more »

Fifth day of congestion for Easter traffic on SH1

There’s been a fifth day of congestion for traffic on SH1 north of Wellington today – five hours of it, between Manakau and Otaki. Read more »

New climate movement launches week of action in Wellington


News from XR
Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) international week of action kicked off in Aotearoa last night, when XR Wellington invited speakers from some of our country’s major environmental groups and organisations to “a Gathering of Rebels (for life)” at Rutherford House on the Pipitea Victoria University Campus. Around 80 people attended – despite the fact that #winterhascome. Read more »

Director sentenced to community service for abuse of financial regulations

News from Financial Markets Authority
A New Zealand-based director of Morgan DeVere Corporate Finance Limited has been sentenced to 75 hours of community service for breaching the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008. (FSP Act). The FMA alleges that the company stated it was registered on the Financial Services Providers Register (FSPR) after it had deregistered. Read more »

Fines totalling $146,000 for “reckless” pollution of stream from stockyards

News from Horizons Regional Council
Horizons Regional Council welcomes the sentencing of PGG Wrightsons and Carrfields Livestock following a significant animal effluent discharge from the Feilding stock yards into the Makino Stream in February last year. Read more »

Slip delays morning traffic on SH2

News from NZ Police
There were major traffic delays on State Highway 2 between Lower Hutt and Wellington this morning. Read more »

Man charged with murder after death of woman in Whanganui

News from NZ Police
A homicide investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead in a Whanganui house last night. Read more »

Transgender prisoner launches hunger strike

Press Release – People Against Prisons Aotearoa
A transgender prisoner at Auckland Prison is launching a full hunger, thirst and medication strike today, to protest against Corrections’ failure to transfer her closer to her whānau in Wellington, where she will be released in five months. Read more »

Citizens Advice Bureau gives “significant” value for council’s money

News from CAB
Citizens Advice Bureau has much to celebrate this week – the launch of a new website and Discover Your Rights campaign as part of its national awareness week, as well as the release of an independent review of the Wellington Citizens Advice Bureau (WelCAB). Read more »

Armed police arrest 27-year-old after shooting in Feilding

News from NZ Police
A man is in police custody following a shooting in Feilding this morning. Read more »

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