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Archive for December, 2012

Paraparaumu ticket wins $779,000 in Lotto

Press Release – New Zealand Lotteries Commission
A ticket bought at Coastlands in Paraparaumu has won the Strike Four prize of $779,072 in last night’s Lotto draw. A Waiheke Island ticket won $1 million. It was sold at Ostend Store on Waiheke Island. Read more »

Conflict of interest: the Agency says more

by Lindsay Shelton
The pre-Christmas letter to Mayor Wade-Brown was not the only time that the NZ Transport Agency has gone public about its chair’s conflict of interest. On the same day that the letter was written, the Agency updated its website with similar but differently-worded information.
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Man armed with hammer steals cash from two cashiers in Countdown supermarket

News from NZ Police
The Feilding Countdown supermarket was last night robbed by a disguised man armed with a hammer. Read more »

60-year-old Wairarapa man fractures ribs after quad bike rolls on muddy hill


a very muddy cabin inside the helicopter. Photo: “Life Flight”.

Press Release – Life Flight Trust
The Wellington Rescue Helicopter flew to the Northern Wairarapa last night, after being called to a quad bike accident. Read more »

Phoenix playing best football in club’s history, says coach Ricki Herbert

News from Aust Football Federation/Omnisport
Ricki Herbert believes the 2012 edition Wellington Phoenix is playing the highest quality football in the club’s history. Foundation coach Herbert has steered the Phoenix from its 2007/08 competition debut to finals appearances in the last three seasons. Read more »

Wellington couple win $500,000 in Lotto

Press Release – New Zealand Lotteries Commission
A $500,000 First Division prize from last weekend’s Lotto draw has been claimed by a Wellington couple, who’d bought their ticket at Whitcoulls Taupo when they were there recently – but this wasn’t their first Lotto win. Read more »

Caravanning stars in Toi Pōneke exhibition

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Refuge in Anglesea (Toi Pōneke, 11 January–2 February) is the photographic debut of visual artist Tam Webster. The exhibition examines Australasian leisure activities and particularly focuses on caravanning. Read more »

Paintballs fired at moving cars on SH1; 20-year-old Levin man charged

News from NZ Police
Levin Police were this afternoon called to deal with a group of three men who were firing shots from a paintball gun at passing cars. The group were in a gray/black Toyota Hilux with large wheels. They travelled from Otaki Beach to Levin and fired a paintball gun out the window of their moving vehicle. Read more »

Southbound traffic backs up from Pukerua Bay to Otaki after truck breakdown

News from NZ Police at 6.54pm
A truck has broken down on State Highway 1 Pukerua Bay. This has caused large delays back to as far as Otaki for southbound traffic. Read more »

Man attacks young woman, alone in her Wainuiomata home

News from NZ Police
Police are investigating what they believe to be a sexually motivated assault on a young woman alone in her Wainuiomata home between 4.00 and 5.15am yesterday morning. Read more »

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