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Three killed in crash following police pursuit

Three people died early yesterday morning in a crash which followed a police pursuit on State Highway 6 near Nelson. They were 25-year-old Johnathan Tairakena and 33-year-old Phillip Jamie Stretch, who were in the car being chased by the police, and 53-year-old Carmen Marie Yanko, who was in a car driving in the opposite direction. Here’s how the police describe the crash: Read more »

Nineteen new police officers to start work in Wellington

News from NZ Police
Nineteen of the eighty recruits starting training at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua today are destined for the Capital. Read more »

Four arrested for car-jacking – after woman and daughter pulled out of their car

News from NZ Police
Four people, three of them teenagers, have been arrested following a car-jacking in central New Plymouth last night. Read more »

Pride Parade brings thousands to central city

Photo: RNZ/ Reesh Lyon

Report from RNZ by Reesh Lyon
Thousands of revellers turned out on the streets of Wellington last night to celebrate the city’s International Pride Parade, capping-off the two-week long Wellington Pride Festival. Read more »

Five arrested for drug dealing; cars, cash and bitcoin seized

Some of the assets restrained by Police – $405,000 and 2.7kg of n-ethylpentylone.

News from NZ Police
Police have arrested five Wellingtonians and restrained hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets following a long-running investigation into the importation and sale of a Class C drug. Read more »

Stranded tourists to be rescued by helicopter

News from RNZ
About 100 guests stuck at Blue Duck Station near Taumarunui are to be evacuated by helicopter later today. Around 120 people were trapped yesterday afternoon, but 14 have since been airlifted out. Read more »

Rainbow Pride in Pride Parade

News from NZ Police
The New Zealand Police Rainbow Pride car will be featuring in Wellington Pride Festival’s Pride Parade on Saturday night. Read more »

42 women recruits starting police training in Porirua

News from NZ Police
TNew Zealand Police will be recognising International Women’s Day by preparing for the arrival of forty-two female recruits – the largest number of female recruits ever in a single Wing. Wing 315, which has a total of 80 new recruits, begins at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua on Monday. Read more »

Searchers find two rafters missing overnight on Hutt River

News from NZ Police
Two rafters missing on the Hutt River have been found fit and well. Read more »

Delays on the Wainuiomata Hill Road, due to road works

News from NZ Police
Traffic will find it slow going on the Wainuiomata Hill tonight as commuters head home for the evening. Read more »

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