Archive for the 'Police' Category

Death of dog brings warning of toxic algae at Otaki River mouth

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Following the death of a dog this week, the Regional Council is warning river users with dogs to avoid the Otaki river mouth and estuary. Read more »

Driver killed, thrown from car after crash on bend near Ohakea

News from NZ Police
A 23 year old man died early this morning after losing control of his vehicle while rounding a right hand bend on Tangimoana Road near Ohakea. Read more »

Twenty drunk drivers stopped by Wellington police in last seven days

Wellington police today released details of twenty drunk drivers who’ve been stopped in the last week, and said they were disappointed at the numbers. Read more »

Police seek armed, tattoed man

News from NZ Police

Wairarapa Police seek the public’s assistance to locate Califf Anthony Dickson, a 24 year old male from Featherston who has a Warrant to Arrest for a Corrections matter. Read more »

Police seek 26-year-old

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News from NZ Police
Porirua Police are looking for Shane Pearson who has links to Porirua and Wellington areas. Read more »

Three hours a week – police offer new kiosk service for Karori residents

News from NZ Police
Police will be offering a new service at the Karori Community Centre, starting next Wednesday. Read more »

McCully apologises to victim of sexual assault after ‘procedural shortcomings’

News from NZ Government
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has released the Whitehead Report into diplomatic immunity issues surrounding Malaysian Defence attache Mohammad Rizalman. Read more »

McCully knew, but failed to follow up, says Shearer

News from NZ Labour Party
The Whitehead report into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s handling of the Rizalman case confirms Murray McCully and his office knew officials were planning to let the diplomat leave but didn’t intervene, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says. Read more »

Home detention for Malaysian diplomat convicted of indecent assault

News from Green Party
The Green Party is calling for the immediate release of the Government report into the treatment of a Malaysian diplomat convicted of indecent assault now that the diplomat has been found guilty and sentenced. Read more »

After post mortem, Newtown woman’s death still unexplained

News from NZ Police
Investigations continue into the unexplained death of a woman in a residential property in Constable Street, Newtown. Read more »

14-year-old charged with driving offences after crash kills 15-year-olds

News from NZ Police
A 14-year-old boy has today been charged with driving offences relating to the crash that claimed the lives of two 15 year olds in Masterton on Sunday morning. Read more »

Eight years in jail for 13 sexual offences against seven girls

News from NZ Police
A sex offender who targeted vulnerable children has today been jailed. Daniel Bell, 39, was sentenced today in the High Court at Whanganui to eight years imprisonment, with a minimum non-parole period of five years, after being convicted of 13 sexual offences against children dating back to 1999. Read more »

Facts, instead of clichés

There’s been a remarkable change in the reporting of a fatal crash this week. Media reports of road deaths are always falling back on platitudinous clichés in which words such as “tragedy” and “gutted” are repeatedly used. But after two 15-year-olds were killed in a crash in Masterton on Sunday, such platitudes were nowhere to be found. Read more »

Man arrested, charged with stealing tyres from Red Cross

News from NZ Police
A 26-year-old Palmerston North man has today been arrested and charged in relation to the theft of the tyres from a Red Cross vehicle on Friday night. Read more »

Man arrested outside Martinborough for firearms offences

News from NZ Police
A man was arrested late this afternoon after reports that a person was in possession of a firearm earlier today in Martinborough Read more »

Two Featherston 15-year-olds dead after stolen car crashes in Masterton

News from NZ Police
At about 2:15 this morning a Police patrol in Masterton tried to pull over the driver of a stolen Honda Civic. The vehicle failed to stop and although a pursuit was commenced it was abandoned almost immediately due to the dangerous driving of the fleeing driver through the CBD. Read more »

Body found in house after fire

News from NZ Police
Marlborough Police investigating a fire at a house on State Highway 1 at Waipapa Bay yesterday evening have found a body has been located in the rubble. Read more »

14,000 at first day of Sevens – 24 matches, 3 arrests, 54 evictions

News from Wellington Sevens
It’s been a day of blistering rugby, singing, dancing and good times on Day One of the HSBC Wellington Sevens. HSBC Wellington Sevens General Manager Steve Dunbar said the crowd had built throughout the day, with about 2000 more tickets bought at the gate. Read more »

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