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Fire in Queen Charlotte Sound under control

Report from RNZ
A large fire that broke out overnight at Hitaua Bay, northeast of Picton, has been brought under control. Read more »

Helicopter finds missing tramper in Tararuas

News from NZ Police
A 60-year-old tramper missing in the Tararua Range has been found alive. Read more »

Apology to woman after anti-rape sign confiscated at Stadium


Report from RNZ
A woman who took a sign with an anti-rape slogan to an international cricket match in Wellington has received an apology from New Zealand Cricket and Westpac Stadium after she was told to give it up or leave. Read more »

Defence Force firefighters sent to Nelson

News from NZ Defence Force
The New Zealand Defence Force is sending seven firefighters and three fire trucks to support the emergency response to the Nelson wildfire. Read more »

103 complaints: cyclists concerned about near misses with buses

RNZ photo from Island Bay Healthy Streets

Report from RNZ
Cyclists in the capital say bus drivers are leaving them scared for their safety. Wellington’s regional transport operator Metlink has received 103 complaints of buses getting too close to cyclists in the last 12 months, two of which resulted in injury. Read more »

Terrace Tunnel closed, and streets closed, after two “incidents”

The Terrace Tunnel was closed this afternoon because of what the police obscurely called “an incident.” It was today’s second incident in the area. After each one, a person was taken to hospital. Read more »

Man arrested and charged after women indecently assaulted in Kilbirnie

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police have arrested a 41-year-old man in relation to a series of incidents in Kilbirnie on Sunday. Read more »

Driver dies after car hits power pole in Otaki

News from NZ Police
One person has died after a single-vehicle crash in Otaki this afternoon. Read more »

Motorcyclist killed in crash on SH2 at Kaitoke

News from NZ Police
A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash on State Highway 2 at Kaitoke, Upper Hutt. Read more »

Terrace Tunnel northbound entrance closed after crash

News from NZ Police
State Highway 1 near the Abel Smith Street intersection was closed temporarily following a crash on Karo Drive. Read more »

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