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Police to open new communications centre in Paraparaumu, with 150 staff

News from NZ Police
New Zealand Police have signed a concract for a new building in Paraparaumu. Police Commissioner Mike Bush says the site is for new staff working in a new Police non-emergency communications and digital centre. Read more »

Man arrested in Wellington for Hastings robbery

News from NZ Police
Police have arrested a second man in relation to the aggravated robbery of Magpies Bar in King Street, Hastings on 1 June. Read more »

School ball cancelled after suspicious package found in Te Papa’s loading dock

Report from RNZ
Te Papa has apologised to Wellington secondary students whose school ball was cancelled last night when the national museum had to be evacuated. Read more »

Wrong way on the motorway: driver’s 2km mistake

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are seeking sightings of a vehicle seen travelling the wrong way along State Highway 1 this evening. Read more »

Six drivers charged at alcohol checkpoint in Paraparaumu

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are disappointed with the results of an alcohol checkpoint in Paraparaumu last night. Read more »

Bronze plaques stolen from Botanic Garden

News from Wellington City Council
Scrap metal dealers are asked to keep a watch-out for a number of distinctive bronze plaques stolen from Wellington’s Botanic Garden last weekend. Read more »

More tolerance? Or more deaths?

Only two days after Wellington police announced they were being more tolerant to drivers who were breaking the law, a woman passenger died in a car that crashed while it was being pursued by police in Palmerston North. It was the third such death last month. Read more »

Over 300 km/h: police seek two speeding motorcyclists

News from NZ Police
Police are appealing for information after two motorcyclists were seen travelling at excessive speeds near Upper Hutt over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Read more »

100 new police recruits start training in Porirua

News from NZ Government
Police recruitment has stepped up a gear with the largest intake of recruits in more than a decade beginning training at the Royal New Zealand Police College near Porirua. Read more »

Bravery awards after fatal shooting in Upper Hutt

News from NZ Police
Brave actions by a police officer and a member of the public during an armed confrontation leading to a fatal shooting in Upper Hutt have been recognised with New Zealand Bravery awards announced today. Read more »

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