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Delays on SH2 after crash closes both southbound lanes at Melling

News from NZ Police
Both southbound lanes at Melling Link on State Highway 2 in Wellington were blocked following a serious crash early this morning. Read more »

Wellington Police commend us for being well behaved

News from NZ Police
Police are praising Wellingtonians for having trouble-free fun en masse over the late summer. Read more »

Man arrested after assaults at music festival in Basin Reserve

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Report from RNZ
A man who was arrested over the assault of two security guards at a Wellington music festival is also being investigated in connection with assaults on several women. Read more »

Driver killed when car hits power pole in Ōtaki

Report from RNZ
A driver was killed in Ōtaki last night after his car hit a power pole in Tasman Road just after 8.30pm. Read more »

Upper Hutt pool reopens after emergency closure when children felt sick

News from Upper Hutt City Council
The H2O Xtream community pool facility reopened at 10.00 am this morning after an incident yesterday caused it to close early. The slides will remain closed while we undertake a full investigation. Read more »

After guilty pleas, PM starts moves to cancel Sir Ron Brierley’s knighthood

Report from RNZ
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has started moves to strip disgraced Wellington businessman Sir Ron Brierley of his knighthood. Read more »

Repeat Pāua poachers banned from fishing for three years

News from Ministry For Primary Industries
A Lower Hutt man and a Napier man have each received three-year fishing bans for repeatedly taking excess and undersize pāua, in recent years. Read more »

Crash delays morning traffic on SH1 near Tawa

Wellington.Scoop
There was an hour of delays for northbound traffic on SH1 this morning after a two-vehicle crash near Tawa. Read more »

Courtenay Place rally seeks action against sexual violence

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Photo by Iona Pannett via Twitter

Wellington.Scoop
About 500 people tonight attended a rally in Courtenay Place, demanding action against sexual violence and a lack of safety in the central city. Read more »

Rally organiser says emergency housing not scapegoat for sexual assault

Report by Ella Tait
Emergency housing cannot be a scapegoat for Wellington’s high record of sexual assault, says Jahla Lawrence. Lawrence, an organiser of tonight’s #LetUsLive Rally, said it was great that Mayor Andy Foster is acknowledging Wellington’s high sexual assault statistics. Read more »

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