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Catering to safer communities – 61 police graduate tomorrow

Press Release – New Zealand Police
The sweet taste of success is on the menu for sixty-one new cops as they prepare to graduate from the Royal New Zealand Police College at Porirua. Read more »

Fire in Willis Street hostel – residents evacuated

RNZ photo

Report from RNZ
Dozens of people were evacuated from an inner-city hostel in Wellington’s Willis Street, after a small fire broke out on the roof early this morning. Read more »

Police seek witnesses to crash in Aro Street on Sunday night

News from Wellington Police
Police are asking for the public’s help following a serious crash at the corner of Devon and Aro Streets in the Aro Valley on Sunday. Read more »

Homicide investigation after injured man dies on Taita street

RNZ photo

Police have launched a homicide investigation after the death of a man who was found on a street in Taita with critical injuries. Read more »

Missing swimmer’s body found in Whanganui River

News from RNZ
A body has been discovered in the Whanganui River – police believe it is the man who went missing yesterday afternoon. Read more »

“Fairly common” quake off Paraparaumu felt by 26,500 people

News from GeoNet
A moderate 5.4 earthquake occurred 50km northwest of Paraparaumu at 11:45pm last night and was felt by over 26,500 people from Christchurch to Auckland. Read more »

Picton port evacuated after gas leak from tank on rail wagon

Report from RNZ at 11am
Picton’s port was evacuated and ferries were delayed while emergency services responded to a volatile gas leak from a rail wagon tank in the nearby railyard this morning. Read more »

After police chase, couple arrested for burglaries in Palmerston North

News from NZ Police
A police chase of a fleeing driver in the Wairarapa yesterday led to the arrest of two people wanted in connection with a spate of burglaries in Palmerston North. Read more »

Driver dies in crash after police chase near Taupo

News from NZ Police
One person has died after a driver fled from police near Taupō early this morning. Read more »

Driver killed in Carterton crash

News from NZ Police
One person has died in a single-vehicle crash in Carterton. Read more »

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