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Murder in Upper Hutt: second man arrested in Auckland

News from NZ Police
A second man has appeared in court in relation to the murder of Lois Tolley in Upper Hutt in 2016. Read more »

Open day at Upper Hutt’s new Remutaka fire station

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ
Upper Hutt’s new Remutaka Fire Station will be officially opened by Fire and Emergency New Zealand Chairman Paul Swain on Saturday. Read more »

Police stop 1227 drivers during two hours checking alcohol levels

News from NZ Police
Police, the NZ Transport Agency, Wellington Free Ambulance, and Fire and Emergency NZ held a prevention operation last night in Wellington to encourage road safety over summer. There were impairment focused operations in Wellington City and at Plimmerton, which saw around 1227 vehicles stopped over two hours. Read more »

Posters in bars to remind drinkers: “don’t guess the yes”

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police remind revellers not to ‘guess the yes’ again in the lead up to the festive period. Read more »

Diesel oil spill from cruise ship cleaned up at Aotea Quay


News from Wellington Regional Council
Thanks to quick action from our Harbours and Environmental Protection teams, Monday afternoon’s diesel spill at Aotea Quay was mitigated swiftly. Read more »

Five men charged with murder and kidnapping in Bunnythorpe

News from NZ Police
Police today arrested five men in relation to the death of Codi Wilkinson. Codi, aged 27, was found dead at a residential property in Bunnythorpe on 27 September. Read more »

Crash closes Terrace Tunnel for an hour

A crash in the Terrace Tunnel this afternoon closed the road in both directions and caused what the police described as significant delays. Read more »

Wainui Hill road closed when car rolls

The Wainuiomata Hill Road was closed for three hours by a crash this afternoon. Read more »

Mobile safe zone back for the summer

News from WCC
Following the successful pilot of the safety initiative Take 10 last summer, the late-night safe zone will be back in Wellington’s entertainment district at the end of this month. Read more »

1800th new police constable graduates


News from NZ Government
The Coalition commitment to add 1800 new Police officers to frontline policing has been achieved with the graduation of 59 constables from the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua today. Read more »

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