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Metlink offers free travel to 100 Māori Wardens

Press Release – Metlink
Metlink supports Māori Warden’s kaupapa by providing free public transport for on-duty Wardens, enabling them to move around the region with ease as they undertake crime prevention. Read more »

Politicians told to work together on safety in Wellington CBD

city safety meeting

Report from RNZ by Harry Lock
Wellington politicians are being urged to stop “bashing” those living in emergency accommodation, and start including them in their discussions for solutions. Read more »

After privacy concerns, police remove tracking tool from website

Wellington.Scoop report by Jem Traylen
Police have removed a controversial web-tracking tool called Facebook Pixel from their website after a member of the public went to the media with his concerns. Read more »

Six arrested and assets worth $2m seized after gang investigation

News from NZ Police
Police have seized approximately $2 million in assets and arrested six people following an operation into organised crime in the Hawke’s Bay. Read more »

Brawl at club rugby game – allegations from both clubs

Report from RNZ
The father of a Wellington club rugby player was attacked and players subjected to “repeated vile racial slurs” by another club’s supporters before a fight broke out after a match on Saturday, according to Marist St Pats chairman Rob Evans. Read more »

KiwiRail to spend $335,000 after crew member break leg in hydraulics room

News from Maritime NZ
Maritime NZ has accepted an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) from KiwiRail which will spend $335,746, plus financial amends and costs of support to the victim, as the result of an incident on the Kaiarahi Interislander ferry in April 2019. Read more »

Man arrested in Lower Hutt after threat to kill an MP

News from NZ Police
A 25-year-old man has been charged in relation to recent threats to Member of Parliament Simeon Brown. Read more »

Delays on SH1 at Bulls, after crash brings down power lines

News from NZ Transport Agency
The northbound lane on State Highway 1 through Bulls is expected to remain closed into the evening peak, as a result of downed powerlines following a crash. Read more »

Multi-car crash blocks southbound lanes on Wellington Motorway

News from NZ Police
A multi-car crash blocked southbound lanes on the Wellington motorway about 500km north of the Aotea Quay offramp tonight. Read more »

Hard drive smashed by police now in Wellington Museum’s collection

Wellington.Scoop report by Jem Traylen
It was at the twentieth stroke of the hammer that Wellington journalist Nicky Hager thought something must be amiss with the detective who was wielding it. He was standing in the basement of the Auckland High Court, as two police officers shone torches over a hard drive, while a third smashed it with a hammer. Hager recently donated the remains of the drive to Wellington Museum. Read more »

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