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Wellington skipper fined $1,688 after speeding and grounding East by West ferry

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand
The skipper of one of Wellington’s East by West ferries, Iain David Wilson, has been fined $1,688 after speeding and grounding the passenger ferry, City Cat. Read more »

Pedestrian killed – hit by train in Wallaceville

News from NZ Police
A pedestrian has died after being struck by a train in Wallaceville, Upper Hutt. Read more »

84-year-old and his dog saved by lifejacket after dinghy overturns in Sounds

News from NZ Police
“I have been on the water all my life and only started to use the life jacket 30 years ago, and man alive I couldn’t believe how it kept my head above the water…it saved my life.” That from an 84-year-old man rescued from Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds yesterday afternoon. Read more »

Training exercises will practise responding to an earthquake

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Between 14 and 28 November, councils across the Wellington region will be holding a series of training exercises using a simulated earthquake scenario to practise their emergency response procedures. Read more »

79 more police recruits graduating this week

News from NZ Police
Seventy nine recruits will graduate from Wing 320 at The Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua this week, backed by their wing patron Rob Waddell (ONZM). Read more »

Crash on motorway delays traffic on SH1 and SH2


There’ve been delays for southbound traffic on the Wellington motorway this afternoon after a crash near the interchange of SH1 and SH2. Read more »

Flights stopped after drone seen close to runway – a growing problem

Report from RNZ
Drones are disrupting airspace every week and instances are becoming more regular, Airways New Zealand says. Read more »

Missing Belmont woman found, receiving medical treatment


News from NZ Police
The Lower Hutt woman who had been reported missing from Belmont has been located and is receiving medical treatment. Read more »

Police to chase donuts in support of blood cancer patients

Press Release – Leukemia and Blood Foundation
Wellington police have shown support for blood cancer patients by entering a team called the Donut Chasers in the Stadium Climb Wellington event on Friday. Read more »

Man charged with murdering Sosiua Ula in Porirua in October

News from NZ Police
Three people arrested during the Kapiti-Mana CIB-led investigation of the death of Sosiua Ula in Porirua on October 7 had appearances scheduled in the Wellington District Court today for charges of conspiracy to supply methamphetamine. One of the three, a 31-year-old Porirua resident, faces a newly laid charge of murdering Mr Ula. Read more »

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