Archive for the 'Police' Category

Better lighting and CCTV camera promised for scene of sexual attacks

News from Salient
The Wellington City Council will install better lighting and a CCTV camera on the Boyd-Wilson path in response to recent attacks, but VUWSA President Sonya Clark says this is “only part of the solution.” Read more »

Students, feeling unsafe, call for emergency help stations with panic button

Press Release – VUWSA
Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association President Sonya Clark sends her support to the victims of this weekend’s assaults and is calling for greater action to keep students safe on campus and around Wellington. Read more »

Shooting at Makara Beach – two men charged, wounded man in hospital

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police have charged two middle aged men with serious assault following this morning’s shooting on Makara Beach. Both men will be appearing in court tomorrow morning. Read more »

Holiday afternoon traffic on SH1 queued from Otaki to Levin

Holiday congestion, and a bus in trouble, caused lengthy delays to southbound traffic on State Highway 1 today. Read more »

Arson, again, at Karori bus depot – three buses damaged

There has been an early-morning fire at the bus depot in Karori, for the second time in five months. Police say it was arson. Read more »

Whole community approach wanted in response to assaults on women

Press Release – Sexual Abuse Prevention Network
Sexual Abuse Prevention Network is appalled to hear of recent attacks on women near the path from Boyd Wilson Field to The Terrace and says the whole community can be part of preventing sexual abuse. Read more »

Five days before assault, a warning about not walking alone at night

Five days before yesterday’s early-morning attack on a woman walking on a pathway near the university, the VUW newspaper Salient questioned whether it was safe for women to walk home at night on the path. Read more »

Second sexual attack on young woman near Victoria University

A second sexually motivated attack near Victoria University has confirmed a police warning that a repeat offender is preying on vulnerable young women in the area. Read more »

Woman fights off attacker on dark walkway near Victoria University

News from NZ Police
A young woman was the victim of a sexually motivated attack on the walkway of the Boyd Wilson Field on Fairlie Terrace between the Terrace and Victoria University early this morning. Read more »

Mail box robbed in Featherston

News from NZ Police
The mail box outside the Post Office in Featherston was damaged and emptied tonight. Read more »

Man attacked and seriously injured in Cannons Creek Park

News from NZ Police
Police are investigating a serious assault that occurred last night between 10.30pm – 11.30pm at Cannons Creek Park in Porirua. Read more »

Estranged husband charged with November murder of Mei Fan in Miramar

The estranged husband of Miramar woman Mei Fan has been arrested and charged with her murder in her home last November. Read more »

Flooding on motorway; northbound traffic delays; torrential rain at airport

The Transport Agency warned at 3.20 that there was surface flooding across all lanes of the Wellington motorway near the Aotea Quay off-ramp. It advised caution for drivers travelling south. Read more »

Oriental Bay apartments evacuated after overnight landslide

orientalbay april 2014
Twitter photo from RadioNZ Morning Report

A landslide caused by overnight heavy rain has forced the evacuation of a four-storey apartment building in Oriental Bay. Read more »

Harbour views from new $5m lounge at Westpac Stadium

stadium lounge

The Westpac Stadium has a new mezzanine lounge, with harbour views. Read more »

A tale of two cinemas

by Lindsay Shelton
A second cinema has been affected by city council actions (or lack of them). Read more »

Wellington getting more fixed speed cameras; sites not yet finalised

News from NZ Police
Following an eight-month selection process, including extensive discussion with local traffic experts and consultation with residents and businesses, the first 12 potential sites to receive new fixed speed cameras have been nominated. Read more »

Royal couple visit Police College, 33 years after its royal opening

News from NZ Police
Police will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to The Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua tomorrow, thirty-three years after it was opened by the Prince of Wales. Read more »

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