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Fire danger increasing: permits needed for outdoor fires

News from Fire and Emergency NZ
Wellington is now in a restricted fire season. The change in season includes Kapiti Coast, Porirua, Wellington City and the Hutt Valley. Read more »

Man seriously injured during fight in Courtenay Place

News from NZ Police
There was a serious assault in the Wellington CBD overnight, and the police are seeking witnesses. Read more »

Wellington – soon to be gang capital of NZ?

News from NZ National Party
New figures show gang numbers have grown to almost 8000 nationwide, with Wellington seeing the greatest increase in gang membership last year. Figures released to National show gang membership in Wellington increased by 51 per cent in 2020 and has almost doubled since Labour came to office. Read more »

Women feel they’ve “lost” after making sexual assault complaints

Report from RNZ
Two Wellington women have spoken out about their months-long battle with a gym they worked at after complaining a trainer had sexually assaulted them. Read more »

Two months in jail for stealing pāua from marine reserve

Report from RNZ
A Wellington man caught stealing 50 pāua from a marine reserve on the south coast has been jailed for two months. Read more »

Taita hit and run driver pleads guilty, after hiding car for six days

driver pleads guilty
RNZ photo by Emma Hatton

Report from RNZ
A driver who smashed into a Lower Hutt woman on a pedestrian crossing, leaving her seriously injured has today pleaded guilty. Read more »

Homicide investigation after man, 58, dies following assault near Te Papa

News from NZ Police
The man who died in hospital yesterday following an assault outside Te Papa in Wellington on Saturday was Simon Strickland, 58, of Waterloo, Lower Hutt. Read more »

Sixth arrest after murder in Karori

Report from RNZ
A sixth person has been charged over the fatal shooting of a man in the Wellington suburb of Karori last year. Read more »

Cyclist injured in crash with car

News from NZ Police
A cyclist was injured this morning in a collision with a car on the Petone on-ramp. Read more »

Fifth arrest for Karori murder

News from NZ Police
Police have arrested and charged a fifth person in relation to the murder of Rau Tongia, in Karori on 20 December.2020. Read more »

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