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Dog attacks increasing in Masterton during lockdown

Report from LDR
An increase in dog attacks in Masterton since the covid-19 lockdown has led to a call for “common sense” from the district council’s environmental leader. Three people have suffered attacks from dogs in the last two weeks, and one dog has been put down. Read more »

Overhead failure on Hutt line; buses replace trains between Taita and Wellington

News from Metlink
Train services were replaced by buses between Wellington and Taita today, due to an overhead issue at Petone. Read more »

Unexplained outage cuts power to 405 homes

Four hundred and five homes lost power early this afternoon in Berhampore, Brooklyn, Vogeltown and Mornington. Read more »

Armed police arrest man threatening staff at Mercure Hotel

Report from RNZ
A man with weapons in a Wellington hotel has been arrested by armed police. Staff at the Mercure Hotel on Victoria Street called police when the man was found with weapons, and behaving threateningly. Read more »

Man dies after being crushed by rubbish truck in CBD

News from NZ Police
A man died this afternoon after an accident on O’Reily Avenue, off Boulcott Street in central Wellington. Read more »

Crash closes southbound lanes on motorway for 14 hours

Southbound lanes on the Wellington motorway between Ngauranga and Aotea Quay were closed at 6.10am due to a crash. Read more »

Officers O’Leary and Minogue join Paranormal covid-19 campaign

News from NZ Police
New Zealand Police want to make sure that every person in New Zealand understands all the key messages about Covid19 and self isolation. Read more »

Police looking for Jason Cambourn

News from NZ Police

Police are seeking help to locate Jason Cambourn. Read more »

Graduation lifts police numbers to 10,000, six more in Wellington

News from NZ Police
New Zealand Police has more police officers than ever before. This week 59 new constables graduated from their police training at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua, pushing the number of constabulary staff to the 10,000 mark for the first time ever. Read more »

Congestion at Picton’s two ferry terminals

News from NZ Police
Police in Picton are providing traffic management support at the ferry terminals in the town due to heavy congestion. Read more »

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