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Kent’s camera gear was stolen – but his photography survives

Wellington photojournalist Kent Blechynden recently had all his camera gear stolen. It was $20,000 in monetary terms and a crushing blow. Read more »

Ross Asset liquidator’s $17.5m distribution plan backed by Court

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
The High Court has backed the liquidator of Ross Asset Management in divvying up $17.5 million among 665 investors and creditors on the same terms, much to the chagrin of the investor support group. Read more »

Man charged with making “intimate visual recording”

News from NZ Police
A 51-year-old Wellington man has been charged with making an intimate visual recording. Read more »

Hutt Hospital in lockdown after threat, man arrested and charged

News from NZ Police
Police arrested a 35-year-old Upper Hutt man this morning in relation to a lockdown at Hutt Hospital on Tuesday evening. Read more »

Woman arrested for kidnapping 87-year-old and stealing his money

News from NZ Police
One person has been arrested in relation to the kidnapping of an 87-year-old man in Hastings last month. Read more »

“Don’t be alarmed;” police announce noisy training exercises

News from NZ Police
Police are conducting training exercises in parts of Wellington this weekend and are advising residents not to be alarmed. Read more »

Avalanche at Turoa closes ski areas and damages chairlift

News from Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
A significant avalanche was triggered at Turoa this morning during routine avalanche control work. Read more »

One driver dies after cars collide on SH1 north of Turangi

News from NZ Police
One driver has died after a head-on crash on SH1 at Turangi this morning. Read more »

Two critically injured when speeding car crashes into tree

News from NZ Police
Two people were critically injured when a car crashed into a tree on Titahi Bay Road in Porirua at 11.50pm last night. Read more »

Men with baseball bat and hammer steal tobacco from dairy

News from NZ Police
Three men armed with a baseball bat and a hammer robbed the Top Cook Dairy and Takeaways near the corner of College and Cook Streets in Palmerston North at 8.20pm last night. Read more »

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