Archive for the 'Police' Category

Second day of Otaki search fails to find missing man after inflatable boat capsizes

News from NZ Police
The second day of the search for the man who is missing after a boat capsized yesterday afternoon near the Otaki River mouth was suspended late this afternoon. Read more »

Father and son (7) killed when truck and trailer crashes off SH2 near Norsewood

A 40-year-old man and his 7-year-old son were killed early yesterday morning in a crash on State Highway 2 5km north of Norsewood. Read more »

Urgent repairs continuing after quake-related leak found in city’s water supply

Traffic delays will continue tomorrow as work goes on to repair a leak in Wellington’s main water supply pipe. The city council advises motorists to avoid the northern end of Featherston Street, especially during rush hours for the next several days. The road is down to one lane in each direction next to the Railway Station and Bunny Street while the repairs are completed. Read more »

Vivian Street reopens, closed for six hours by falling glass

Part of Vivian Street was reopened to pedestrians and traffic at 9.15 tonight after being closed since mid afternoon because of falling glass. Read more »

Upper Hutt murder: police find owners of white ute and silver car


Police have identified the white ute seen on Ward Street in Upper Hutt at the time Lois Tolley was killed last month. Read more »

Taking the fun out of the Sevens

by Ian Apperley
The Sevens organisers and the city council are bullish about the Sevens. They think that 15,000 seats being filled, if they can indeed be filled, is just fine and dandy. Despite the fact that means there are 20,000 seats left empty. Read more »

Peak-hour traffic delays predicted

Press Release – NZTA
With Wellington Anniversary Weekend coming up, and other events in and around the wider Wellington region throughout January and February, the Transport Agency is reminding motorists to plan ahead and avoid traditional peak travel times if possible. Read more »

Trolley buses off the roads, harbour ferries cancelled, flights delayed

It was a windy night. The Rimutaka Hill road was closed till 9am, with a gust of 154km/h recorded at the summit. MetLink kept trolley buses off the roads this morning, and said as a result there’d be disruptions. All harbour ferry services were cancelled. Read more »

Wellington dive squad joins search for missing Auckland woman

News from NZ Police
The National Police Dive Squad has travelled from Wellington to Auckland to join the search for a missing woman. They searched ponds and waterways near the home of the missing woman. Read more »

Rangitikei River blocked by slip at Mangaweka


News from Horizons Regional Council
A member of the public this morning alerted our emergency response team about a significant slip in the Rangitikei River north of Mangaweka. This slip appears to have initially blocked the entire river channel. Read more »

Three-vehicle crash closes SH1 south of Otaki; three people injured

State Highway One was closed this morning after a crash between three vehicles south of Otaki, which injured three people, one of them critically. Read more »

Nine passengers in hospital after bus crashes into creek in Tongariro Forest Park

News from NZ Police
Nine people have been taken to Taupo Hospital following a bus crash in Tongariro Forest Park this morning. Read more »

Making the Sevens great again – Paul Eagle says the event needs to be improved

With ticket sales reported to be slow, Wellington city councillor Paul Eagle said today it’s time to find ways to improve the Wellington Sevens, which start in two weeks. Read more »

Missing French tourist found, but not where they were looking for him


News from NZ Police
A French tourist in New Zealand who was reported missing by his family in France has been found safe and well. Read more »

Upper Hutt murder: police release descriptions of four suspects and two cars


News from NZ Police
Police investigating the murder of Lois Tolley in Upper Hutt on 9 December have identified CCTV images of two vehicles of interest. Read more »

Is this the armed man who stole cash from superette in Kilbirnie?


Wellington Police today released this CCTV image of a man who they want to question about the armed robbery of a superette in Kilbirnie Crescent last Friday. Read more »

Gales in Wellington, rain in Tararuas, fire ban in Hawke’s Bay

Severe northwesterly gales gusting up to 120 km/h are expected to continue in Wellington and Wairarapa for much of today. Read more »

‘Severe’ quake shakes Wellington

Another earthquake. The quick jolt at 1.19pm was centred near Seddon. Read more »

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