Wellington Scoop

Archive for December, 2009

“Anything is possible,” says Sir Peter Jackson

“One of the best things about growing up in New Zealand is that if you are prepared to work hard and have faith in yourself, truly anything is possible,” says Wellington’s newly-knighted Peter Jackson. Read more »

More than 150,000 drivers stopped by the police before Christmas

Police today revealed that they stopped and checked more than 150,000 drivers before Christmas in a heightened campaign against driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Read more »

Holiday tales: the most ungrateful pets

by Lindsay Shelton
Why would anyone choose guinea pigs as pets? I’ve been feeding my daughter’s three guinea pigs while she’s been away on holiday. And I’ve learnt that they are the most ungrateful of animals. Read more »

Fatal motorcycle crash near Punakaiki

Media release – NZ Police
At 12.58 pm today, police were advised of a serious crash on State Highway 6 near Punakaiki, where the rider of a motorcycle travelling north, failed to take a bend. Read more »

SH1: afternoon delays to southbound traffic

There are more traffic delays on State Highway One this afternoon, as large numbers of motorists head south to Wellington. Read more »

Holiday tales: the cat that keeps his distance

by Lindsay Shelton
Last Christmas I fed one of the neighbourhood cats while his owners were away. And I was looking forward to doing it again this year. Read more »

Holiday tales: the mystery of the disappearing courgettes

by Lindsay Shelton
It was one of those windy days before Christmas. I went up the hill behind the house to check on a courgette plant, which had been growing satisfactorily.. But it wasn’t there. It had disappeared. Read more »

Father and injured 12-year-old son rescued from Ruahine ranges

Media release – NZ Police
A father and his two sons were this morning rescued from the Ruahine ranges after an accident which left two of the three injured. Read more »

Rescue helicopter responds to car crash and motorbike accident

Press Release – Westpac Rescue Helicopter
The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter had a busy afternoon yesterday, responding first to a fatal car crash near Ward and then a winch rescue in the Wairarapa. Read more »

Road death near Blenheim, and congestion on SH1 north of Porirua

Police headquarters in Wellington this afternoon reported a fatal accident near Blenheim, as a result of a three-vehicle collision. This was the first road fatality since the morning of Christmas Day. Other reports described congestion and delays on State Highway One north of Wellington. Read more »

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