Archive for the 'Police' Category

Train services resume on Kapiti line after power lines repaired and tree removed

Photo: KiwiRail

Tranz Metro advised tonight that train services were resuming on the Kapiti line, more than 24 hours after yesterday’s damage caused to power lines by a fallen tree. Read more »

Money stolen via card-skimming device fitted in KiwiBank Courtenay Place ATM

BusinessDesk report by Suze Metherell
Kiwibank, the government owned lender and subsidiary of New Zealand Post, has taken urgent action and frozen some customer accounts after two of its ATMS, including one in Courtenay Place, were fitted with card skimming devices and funds were taken offshore. Read more »

Nelson man charged with murder in Woodville; three others arrested

News from NZ Police
Four men have been arrested and charged today in relation to the death of James Whatuira who was found dead at a Woodville property on Sunday 4 January. Read more »

Teenager and 31-year-old arrested and charged with arson at Karori Mall

News from NZ Police
Police have arrested two men, aged 18 and 31, and charged them with arson in relation to fires at the Karori Scout Hall in October 2014 and at the Karori Mall in January this year. Read more »

Wellington paramedics remember Christchurch quake, four years later

News release – Wellington Free Ambulance
On this day four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. By 4.30 p.m., four Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics had arrived at Hagley Park and began attending to the sick and injured. Read more »

High levels of contamination at western Petone Beach – unsafe for swimming

News from Hutt City Council
Hutt City residents are advised to stay clear of the water in the Petone Beach Ski Club area until further notice, due to water quality issues. Read more »

“It only takes a second…” off-leash dog kills fledgling kaka in Ngaio park

News from Wellington City Council
A fledgling kaka has been killed by an off-leash dog in Huntleigh Park in Ngaio. Park staff who came across the dead kaka say this incident highlights the importance of keeping dogs on leads to protect our native birds. Read more »

Legal threat results in Hutt Valley people paying $600,000 in overdue fines

News release from Chris Bishop MP
The threat of taking away people’s ability to drive has proved to be a very effective enforcement tool for overdue fines in the Hutt Valley. Read more »

No parking during cricket at Stadium

The decision to ban public parking at Westpac Stadium during the Cricket World Cup matches was described in the DomPost as “anti-terror security.” Read more »

Father-daughter teams join Wellington South community patrols

Press Release – Wellington South Community Patrol
Since it formed four years ago, the Wellington South Community Patrol (WSCP) has attracted three father-daughter teams as patrollers. Read more »

Woman killed, two men injured in head-on crash near Waitotara

News from NZ Police
A woman was killed in a head-on crash on State Highway 3, about 3 kilometres east of Waitotara, at approximately 12:30pm today. Read more »

29-year-old man faces murder charge after death of 56-year-old woman at Otaihanga

News from NZ Police
A man has been arrested and is to be charged with murder after a woman was found dead in a house at Otaihanga, north of Paraparaumu. She was Catherine Gay Stewart, 56, of Otaihanga. Read more »

Teenage pedestrian struck by car and killed in early-morning accident

News from NZ Police
An 18-year-old man died after he was struck by an oncoming vehicle on Napier Road, Palmerston North early this morning. Read more »

Peter Wrigley jailed for indecent assault and trading sex abuse images

News from NZ Customs Service
A 54-year-old Wellington man, Peter John Wrigley, will spend six years and six months in jail for trading and possessing child sexual abuse images and indecent assault. Read more »

Man pleads guilty to $750,000 scam involving sales of false advertising

News from Serious Fraud Office
Anthony John Hendon (54) pleaded guilty today in the High Court at Wellington to 24 charges of reproducing documents with intent to cause loss and has been remanded on bail for sentencing. Read more »

First day of Lundy’s re-trial

Three on-line reports are covering the first day of the re-trial of Mark Lundy in the High Court in Wellington. Read more »

38 new police constables graduating in Porirua

News from NZ Police
Thirty-eight new constables will graduate from The Royal New Zealand Police College in Wing 289 in Porirua on Thursday. Read more »

19-year-old Hutt Valley woman charged with murdering Adam Watkins in Taita

News from NZ Police
Police yesterday arrested a 19-year-old Hutt Valley woman and charged her with the murder of 39 year old Adam Watkins at an address in High Street, Taita. A post mortem has concluded that he died as a result of gunshot injuries. Read more »

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