Archive for the 'Police' Category

6-year-old killed in quad-bike accident

A six-year-old girl from the Hutt Valley died yesterday while she was riding a quad bike – it fell on her after she hit a fence. Read more »

Hutt teenager killed in crash near Foxton

News from NZ Police
A Lower Hutt man was killed in a crash near Foxton on Saturday. Read more »

Whanganui police name 16-month-old baby who died in hospital car park

News from NZ Police
Whanganui Police can now release the name of the baby who died at the Whanganui Hospital on 16 January. He was Mace Caldwell, aged 16 months, of Whanganui. Read more »

30% increase in December calls for victim support

Press Release – Victim Support
During December when the country was in holiday mode, Victim Support staff and volunteers were responding to a massive 30.9% increase in calls to support victims. Last December it received 4641 calls compared to 6074 this year. Read more »

Surgeons support rejection of late closing – concern about alcohol harm

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has come out in support of the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority’s rejection of the Wellington City Council’s proposal to allow bars and on-licence premises to stay open until 5am. Read more »

5a.m. closing for bars in CBD rejected: “nothing good happens after 3a.m.”

Report from Cr Helene Ritchie
Capital and Coast District Health Board, Police and inner city residents have won an appeal against the Wellington City Council’s proposal for bars and on-licence premises to stay open till 5am. The Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority has rejected the plan for 5am closing. Read more »

Nelson orchard company to pay $134,000 after employee’s tractor death

News from Worksafe NZ
AB Wood Holdings Limited has been fined $49,500 and ordered to pay $85,000 in reparation after an employee died when the tractor he was using to mow grass rolled down an embankment, pinning him underneath it and fatally injuring him. Read more »

Driver trapped for 30 minutes after truck crashes on to golf course

News from Philips Search and Rescue Trust
A truck driver was trapped in his vehicle for half an hour after an accident on State Highway One this afternoon. Read more »

Driver and passenger injured in runaway gravel truck on steep hill

News from Philips Search and Rescue Trust
The Palmerston North rescue helicopter was yesterday sent to a rural address near Tiraumea, east of Eketahuna, where two men, one in his 80s and one in his 60s, had been injured when their truck became uncontrollable down a steep hill. Read more »

Teenager rider’s leg injured by kick from horse at Castlepoint

News from Life Flight Trust
The Westpac rescue helicopter was called to Castlepoint this afternoon after a teenage horse rider had been kicked by a horse. Read more »

Seven drownings in Wellington last year

News from Water Safety New Zealand
Ninety people – mostly men and including eight pre-school children – drowned in New Zealand in 2014. The number is down from 2013’s final total of 107, but may rise as coronial reports are received. Read more »

Arrested Palmerston North man faces second charge of sexual violation

News from NZ Police
Manawatu Police have laid a further sexual violation charge against a 33-year-old man who is facing a charge in relation to a Ferguson Street sexual assault. Read more »

60-year-old Waikawa Beach man drowns, thrown from small boat

News from NZ Police
A man was drowned yesterday afternoon when he was thrown from a small boat approximately 100 metres from shore between Otaki and Waikawa Beaches. He was Thomas (known as Spike) Angove, aged 60, of Waikawa Beach. Read more »

Eastern Hutt Road closed for repairs to Silverstream rail bridge

The Eastern Hutt Road is to be closed to traffic from Saturday night till Monday morning. Read more »

Lots of traffic – and hold-ups – expected for Anniversary Weekend

News from NZTA
Many Wellingtonians will be heading out of town this Wellington Anniversary Weekend. Read more »

Community patrols will be ‘eyes and ears’ to create safer Pasifika communities

The first patrollers at the Saturday launch. Photo: Paul Eagle (he’s the one at the left.)

News from NZ Police
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will launch the first Pasifika Community Patrol group at the Wellington Pasifika Festival on Saturday. Read more »

Fire in carpark of Karori mall

A fire in the carpark of the Karori shopping mall is being treated as suspicious. Read more »

Tawa homicide inquiry: 26-year-old charged with murder of Bruce Coker

A man has been charged with the murder of Bruce Coker, who died three days after being found with a head injury in a Tawa street on 20 December. Read more »

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