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Another mural in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Wayne Guppy, Inspector James McKay, Hutt Valley Area Prevention Manager, other representatives from Hutt Valley Police, local kaumātua Mohi Waihi, Fraser Crescent School staff and students, and Hutt Valley artist—Aidan Walbaekken, have unveiled a beautiful mural in the Upper Hutt Police Station entranceway. Read more »

Observation tower at lake demolished after overnight fire

News from Masterton District Council
Masterton District Council has coordinated the demolition of an observation tower at Henley Lake following a fire overnight. Read more »

Police stop 3436 vehicles in Friday night safety check; six drivers over the limit

News from NZ Police
Police and NZTA held a joint impairment prevention operation last night in Wellington to encourage road safety over summer. There were two locations which saw a total of 3436 vehicles stopped over four hours. Read more »

Police launch their annual “drive safely” summer road safety campaign

News from NZ Police
Police in Wellington will this evening launch a summer campaign warning against driving impaired (by fatigue, drugs, or alcohol.) As well as ensuring nobody is driving impaired, the police will also be concentrating on general road safety. Read more »

Jewellery retailer Michael Hill fined $169,000 after warranty investigation

Press Release – Commerce Commission
Jewellery retailer Michael Hill New Zealand Limited (Michael Hill) has been fined $169,000 in the Wellington District Court today following a Commerce Commission investigation into its extended warranty product. Read more »

SH1 closed for third time, after truck trailer unit crashes down embankment

A third crash within 24 hours has closed SH1, this time south of Foxton, where a car transporter truck trailer unit, fully laden with cars, veered down an embankment early this morning. Read more »

Speaker launches review into bullying and harassment at Parliament


News release from Office of the Speaker
The Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard has today announced that an independent external review into bullying and harassment of staff at Parliament will take place over the coming months. Read more »

New police communications centre opens in Paraparaumu

Police Minister Stuart Nash and Police Commissioner Mike Bush

News release from NZ Government
A new digital services and communications centre on the Kapiti Coast will help transform the way Police connect with the public and work to make communities safe. Police Minister Stuart Nash has officially opened the Police Digital Services Centre, Te Whare Torotoro Waea Pirihama in Paraparaumu. It will eventually house over 200 staff. Read more »

113 ticketed in Wairarapa for not wearing seatbelts

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police and the Wairarapa Road Safety Council want to remind all motorists that seatbelts save lives, after checkpoints in the Wairarapa resulted in 113 people being issued with infringements for not wearing their seatbelts. Read more »

Homicide inquiry launched after Flaxmere man dies in Wellington Hospital

News from NZ Police
A homicide inquiry has been launched after a man, found with unexplained injuries in Flaxmere, died this morning in Wellington Hospital. Read more »

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