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Crash at Kaitoke closes SH2 in both directions

News from NZ Police at 4.51pm
There has been a serious crash on SH2 near Kaitoke. At least one person is critically injured. Read more »

Second arrest after man stabbed to death in Taita

News from NZ Police
Police making enquiries into the death of Faapaia Fonoilaepa in Taita on Friday night have arrested a second man.
The 50-year-old was arrested in Hastings last night. Read more »

Armed man steals money and cigarettes from Porirua store

News from NZ Police

Police are appealing for information about this man following an aggravated robbery at a convenience store on Corinna Street, Porirua. Read more »

Six men arrested after robbing dairy, armed with bats

News from NZ Police
Police have arrested six people following an aggravated robbery in Bunnythorpe near Palmerston North yesterday afternoon. Read more »

98 new constables (aged 19 to 50) graduating on Thursday

News from NZ Police
Ninety eight recruits will celebrate the start of an exciting and rewarding career at the Wing 318 graduation in Porirua this Thursday. Read more »

Handcuffed teenager was on his way to Wgtn; but instead, he stole a police car

News from NZ Police
A teenager is in custody following an incident this morning when a police car was stolen. Read more »

Workshops in Moera and Petone explore quicker tsunami evacuations

Press Release – East Coast LAB Life at the Boundary
This week a team of researchers and scientists from GNS Science, Massey University and East Coast LAB (Life at the Boundary) hosted two community research workshops in Moera and Petone, to improve computer-based tsunami evacuation models. Read more »

Wellington peace activists in court for Weapons Expo protest

News from Peace Action Network
Two peace activists will face a three-day trial beginning on Monday at the Wellington District Court. Defendants Adi Leason, of the Waihopai Three, and Gary Chiles are charged with obstructing a public way. The charges were brought after a protest against the military weapons industry at the annual Weapons Expo, which was held at the Westpac Stadium in October. Read more »

Speaker complains about dead native birds on steps of Parliament

News from NZ Government
The Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard has today laid a formal complaint with Police and the Department of Conservation regarding an action on Parliament grounds on Wednesday. Read more »

National championships find NZ’s top police dogs

News from NZ Police
After three days of fierce competition at the National Police Patrol and Detector Dog Championships this week, New Zealand’s top dogs – and handlers – have been crowned. Read more »

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