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Tree danger closes SH1 in Hataitai

Ruahine Street, which carries all State Highway 1 traffic east of the Mt Victoria Tunnel, was closed for thirty minutes yesterday afternoon. Read more »

Permits needed for fires on the Kāpiti coast

News from Kapiti Coast District Council and Fire and Emergency NZ
With summer here, you need a fire permit if you want to light a fire in open air in urban and rural areas of the Kāpiti Coast District. Fire restrictions are now in place. Read more »

Fires restricted because of hot, dry summer

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ
Most areas of New Zealand are now in Restricted or Prohibited Fire Seasons, following the extremely hot, dry and windy start to summer. Make sure you go to checkitsalright.nz to check the fire season in your area. Read more »

Upper Hutt murder inquiry narrows list of suspects to 12 people

News from NZ Police
Tomorrow marks one year since 30-year-old Lois Tolley was murdered in her Upper Hutt home. Read more »

Three men arrested in Lower Hutt, charged with selling cocaine

News from NZ Police
Police from the National Organised Crime Group yesterday ended an operation targeting the supply of cocaine in the Wellington region. Read more »

Eleven people arrested in Wairarapa, facing 100 drug charges

News from NZ Police
A Police operation that ended in the Wairarapa this morning will cause a significant dent in the supply of methamphetamine across the region. Read more »

Carotid hold was “excessive force” during arrest of violent man in Tawa

News from IPCA
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a police officer’s use of a ‘carotid hold’ while arresting a man in Tawa was disproportionate to the resistance being offered and amounted to excessive force. Read more »

Buses replace trains after heat causes problems with track alignment

Today’s heat caused track alignment problems on the Kapiti line for more than two hours from 5pm. Read more »

Man fined $1000 for fishing in Wellington marine reserve

The 29 illegally caught fish included 15 blue cod.

News from Department of Conservation
A public tip-off has led to the conviction of a man who illegally fished in Wellington’s Taputeranga Marine Reserve. Read more »

A “first” for the police – recruitment day for women-only on Saturday

News from NZ Police
After receiving millions of views for our new recruitment campaign last week, NZ Police will this week be holding its first Women’s Recruitment Day at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua. Read more »

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