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Porirua homicide investigators find wanted Mazda, and speak to its driver

News from NZ Police
Police have identified and spoken to the driver of a Mazda sought in relation to the homicide in Porirua. Police thank the public for assisting in the identification. Read more »

Wing 319 celebrate their graduation on Thursday

News from NZ Police
Seventy eight new constables will join their friends and family in celebrating their graduation at the Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC) in Porirua this week. Read more »

NZTA toughening up safety enforcement, hiring more inspectors

News from NZTA
The NZ Transport Agency has an extensive review of compliance files underway and is toughening up its enforcement regime. An increase in the number of suspensions and other legal action is expected to follow as a result of review findings to date. Read more »

Man arrested after two robberies at knife-point from Upper Hutt pharmacy

News from NZ Police
A man will appear in the Hutt Valley District Court today charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of attempted aggravated robbery after being arrested last night. Read more »

Meter reader was key to finding missing 14-year-old in Wadestown

News from NZ Police
A local meter reader who had seen a Police news release was the key to finding a missing teen in Wellington last week. Read more »

NZ and Australian police dogs competing for four days

News from NZ Police
It’s the New Zealand Police ‘paw blacks’ taking on their counterparts from across the Tasman when the Australasian Police Dog Championships get under way in Wellington today. Read more »

Driver dies after crashing stolen car on Remutaka Hill Road

Report from RNZ
A man has died after crashing a stolen car north of Wellington. Read more »

Two injured in SH1 crash near Johnsonville

News from NZ Police
Two people were injured this morning in a crash on SH1 near Wellington. Read more »

Gales and high seas cancel Cook Strait ferry sailings

Report from RNZ
Ferry sailings across Cook Strait have been cancelled as rain and gales sweep across much of the country. Snow warnings are in place for Marlborough and Canterbury, and cold southerlies could gust up to 120km/h as the cold and rainy snap continues. Read more »

Pedestrian hit by vehicle and killed on SH1 south of Otaki

News from NZ Police
A person has died after being hit by a vehicle south of Otaki this morning. Read more »

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