Police News

62 more police will make Wellington safer, says Nicola Willis

News from National Party
Police Commissioner Mike Bush today announced details of the Government’s $503 million Safer Communities package which includes 62 new frontline officers for Wellington, on top of the 776 already employed. Read more »

Teenager indecently assaulted while walking her family dog

News from NZ Police
Whanganui Police are investigating the indecent assault of a 17-year-old girl on Sunday afternoon. Read more »

Congestion after crash on SH2

Peak morning traffic on State Highway 2 was delayed this morning by a crash near Horokiwi. Read more »

Missing after going for a walk in Cannons Creek, found in Wellington CBD


News from NZ Police
The 66-year-old man who was reported missing from the Cardiff Crescent area of Cannons Creek, Porirua yesterday has been found safe and well. He was found in Wellington central tonight. Read more »

AirNZ flight to Nelson lands safely in Palm Nth after landing gear emergency

News from Air New Zealand
NZ5075 from Auckland to Nelson which diverted to Palmerston North with a suspected nose gear issue has landed safely at 4.43pm. Read more »

Missing overnight in regional park: two 14-year-olds found safe and well

News from NZ Police
Two 14-year-old boys who were missing overnight in East Harbour Regional Park, Lower Hutt, have been located safe and well this morning. Read more »

Home detention for Petone café owner guilty of $552,000 tax evasion

News from Inland Revenue Dept
An award-winning Hutt Valley restaurateur has been sentenced to 10 months’ home detention for pocketing cash sales, money laundering and filing false GST and income tax returns. Read more »

$83,000 worth of body cameras to keep council’s parking staff safe from abuse

News from WCC
Following a successful trial last year, Wellington City Council parking officers will now use body-worn video cameras as part of their regular uniform and gear. Read more »

Cyclist, 54, dies after collision with truck

News from NZ Police
A cyclist died after a crash between his cycle and a truck on Brookfields Road in Pakowhai, Hastings just after 6:30pm yesterday. Read more »

Tree-felling scam in Miramar

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are advising the public to be wary following reports of individuals going door-to-door offering tree felling services. Read more »

Three arrested for burglary after intruders seen in Petone house

News from NZ Police
A quick-thinking member of the public and Hutt Valley Police staff combined to see three people arrested after a burglary in Petone on Wednesday. Read more »

Berhampore gets one month’s rainfall in one night, Owhiro Stream floods

News from Wellington Regional COuncil
Parts of Wellington, Porirua and Hutt cities were hit with very intense rainfall overnight. Read more »

Risk is over: evacuated Whanganui families return home as river levels fall

News from Whanganui District Council
Evacuated Wanganui residents and business owners were allowed back into their properties this morning. Read more »

Five teenagers arrested after armed robbery of liquor store

News from NZ Police
Manawatu Police have arrested and charged five people with the aggravated robbery of Liquorland on College Street in Palmerston North on 21 March. Read more »

Police continue investigating approaches to students near Upper Hutt schools

News from NZ Police
Police are still making enquiries in relation to two reports of approaches made to two students in Upper Hutt. While Police take these reports very seriously, it is important to stress that we are still yet to establish their exact nature. Read more »

Missing from Brooklyn, 78-year-old with dementia found in Rotorua

News from NZ Police
Missing Wellington man Richard Smith has been located safe and well. He was found about 6pm in Rotorua after catching a bus from Wellington. Read more »

“All he had to do was apologise;” $2.3m defamation case against Andrew Little

BusinessDesk report by Rebecca Howard
On the second day of defamation proceedings against Labour Party leader Andrew Little, Lani Hagaman continued to assert that all she initially wanted from Little was an apology. Read more »

Heavy rain forecast – river levels being monitored

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council
Horizons Regional Council hydrology and emergency management staff will be keeping an eye on river levels across the region overnight. Read more »

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