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VUW students welcome defeat of alcohol ban in Kelburn Park

Press Release – VUWSA
Students have successfully saved Fountown, as the Wellington City Council announces the decision at the City Strategy Committee meeting to not go ahead with the proposed Alcohol Ban Area in Kelburn Park. Read more »

Nomad gang members among 11 arrested for selling drugs in Palm Nth

News from NZ Police
Eleven people have been arrested as a result of an investigation into the sale and distribution of Methamphetamine in the Palmerston North area. Members of the Palmerston North-based Nomad gang were among those arrested, including the vice president. Read more »

He died in a fall: body of Wellington tramper found in Tararuas after 11-day search


The body of missing Wellington tramper Darren Myers was found today in the Tararuas, after an 11-day search. Read more »

Crash closes Mt Victoria Tunnel for almost 3 hours

The Mt Victoria Tunnel was closed for almost three hours this morning, after a single-vehicle crash near the tunnel entrance in Paterson Street. Read more »

Police find body of Naenae man, who’d been missing for six days


News from NZ Police
Police have found the body of missing Naenae man Warren Nelson. Mr Nelson’s body was located this morning in bush in Naenae. Read more »

Fire at Island Bay marae “not … suspicious,” but fire alarms being investigated

Tapu Te Ranga Marae in flames. Photo from RNZ by Plucky Pīwakawaka

News from Fire and Emergency NZ
Fire and Emergency New Zealand investigators are continuing to examine the scene of the Tapu Te Ranga Marae fire in Island Bay. Read more »

Finance company fined $40,000 for breaching financial regulations

News from Financial Markets Authority
Morgan DeVere Corporate Finance Limited (Morgan DeVere) has been fined $40,000 following its conviction at the Wellington District Court on two charges of breaching the Financial Services Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008 (FSP Act). Read more »

Island Bay residents lose appeal against cycleway decision

Report from RNZ
Wellington’s Island Bay Residents Association has lost its bid to force the City Council to reconsider the controversial cycleway in the suburb. Read more »

Maoribank people did the right thing when mother and children were threatened

News from NZ Police
Upper Hutt Police are praising Maoribank community members who did the right thing by calling Police when they saw a family in trouble on Monday. Read more »

Graduation brings largest-ever number of new police

News from NZ Police
Seventy-eight new police officers are graduating on Thursday at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua and they are helping to make history. With the graduation of Recruit Wing 326, Police will have a total of 831 new cops working on the frontline this financial year – the most in any financial year in Police’s history. Read more »

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