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Murder inquiry in Whanganui after fatal shooting

News from NZ Police
Police have commenced a homicide investigation in Whanganui after a fatal shooting in Puriri Street, Castlecliff this morning. Read more »

600 at summit in Porirua to discuss reducing offending and re-offending

News from NZ Government
Justice Minister Andrew Little joined more than 600 people who walked through the doors of Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua to start a public conversation about reducing offending, reducing re-offending, and having fewer victims of crime who are better supported. Read more »

Dog blamed for attack on leopard seal in Ngati Toa Domain


News from Department of Conservation
The Department of Conservation is seeking information about an injured leopard seal believed to have been attacked by a dog in Porirua at the weekend. Read more »

Teachers’ pay talks – 21st day of negotiations begins

News from NZEI
Principals and teachers today enter their 21st day of talks since May, and are hopeful negotiations will lead to progress towards a settlement following strike action and an out-pouring of public support last week. Read more »

101 extra police staff allocated to Wellington

News from NZ Police
District Commander Superintendent Sam Hoyle has welcomed the 101 officers allocated to Wellington District today by Police Commissioner Mike Bush. Read more »

$298m budget increase will pay for 1800 extra police

News from NZ Police
Police Commissioner Mike Bush has today confirmed further details around the allocation of the 1800 additional officers, following a $298.8million increase for Police in Budget 2018. Read more »

Law Society seeking independent voice on Board

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society
The New Zealand Law Society is seeking a non-lawyer to provide an independent perspective at meetings of its governing Board. Read more »

41 affordable Newtown apartments sold before start of construction

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, Craig Walton, Alen Moshi, and Greg Walton.

A soon-to-be built 56-apartment development in Newtown will provide much-needed affordable first-home options for Wellingtonians, with interest incredibly strong despite the development only just being launched onto the market. Read more »

Asking prices for Wellington homes up by .2 per cent

Press Release – Trademe
The average asking price for Wellington homes rose 0.2 per cent in June to $581,500. Read more »

Wellington to host world science fiction convention in 2020


News from Worldcon
Wellington, New Zealand, has been selected as the site for the 2020 Worldcon – the World Science Fiction Convention. Read more »

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