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Police training in Belmont Regional Park – no cause for alarm

News from NZ Police
Police will be undertaking a training exercise today involving NH90 helicopters from the Royal New Zealand Air Force in Belmont Regional Park. Read more »

Fifty residents oppose bottle store for Khandallah

RNZ photo

Report from RNZ by Laura Dooney
Khandallah residents say a bottle store is not in keeping with their village and its presence would increase alcohol consumption in the neighbourhood. Read more »

Wellington campaigners support prisoners’ right to vote

Media release from Wellington Howard League
Today’s release of the Waitangi Tribunal’s lastest report, He Aha i Pērā Ai, is an important and resounding affirmation of the need for the Electoral Act to be changed to allow all prisoners a right to vote. Read more »

Five fire crews called to chemical spill at Ngauranga

Report from RNZ
Two people were taken to hospital this morning after a chemical spill at a Wellington business which forced a lane of State Highway 1 to close. Read more »

Campaign aims to reduce crashes at intersections

News from WCC
Wellington drivers are being reminded to take extra care and stay alert at intersections, with a region-wide campaign now under way to help reduce crashes. A third of crashes in the Wellington region last year occurred at intersections. Read more »

Hail and thunder – a weekend of wild weather

News from MetService
Few places in New Zealand managed to escape the wild weather this weekend, as a complex low-pressure system moved slowly on to the country from the Tasman Sea. This system was very active due to support from strong upper level winds (jet-stream), which brought rain to most regions, thunderstorms to western parts of northern and central New Zealand, and significant snow to inland parts of the South Island. Read more »

Long delays after morning crash blocks southbound lanes on motorway

NZTA photo

Traffic heading into Wellington on the motorway faced long delays this morning because of a crash which blocked two of the three southbound lanes just before the Aotea offramp. Read more »

Conductor stops train after passenger faces racist abuse from teenager

Report from RNZ
A Wellington train conductor has been hailed as a hero for stopping a train after a racist taunt between passengers last night. The train had left the Wellington Railway station for Upper Hutt but came to a halt after the conductor overheard a passenger racially abusing another for speaking Hindi on his cellphone. Read more »

Wellington man fined $10,000 for paying trainee to carry out electrical work

News from Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
A business owner has been prosecuted and fined $10,800 plus costs in Wellington District Court for permitting an unsupervised trainee electrician to carry out prescribed electrical work for homeowners who purchased Groupon vouchers for the work. Read more »

Driver killed, three passengers injured in Masterton crash

News from NZ Police
The driver has been killed in a single-vehicle crash in Masterton. Read more »

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