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Archive for December, 2013

Motor-cyclist from Auckland killed in crash near Bulls; holiday road toll now six

The holiday road toll rose to six this morning with the death of a motorcyclist in a crash on State Highway 1 near Bulls. Read more »

PHOTOS: Enormous cruise ship in Wellington on New Year’s Eve


The enormous Celebrity Solstice attracted a score of tourist buses at the cruise ship terminal in Wellington at 8a.m. this morning. Read more »

Guyon Espiner to take over from Geoff Robinson on Morning Report

News from RadioNZ
High profile political journalist and broadcaster Guyon Espiner will replace Morning Report presenter Geoff Robinson on Radio New Zealand’s top- rating news programme. Read more »

Open spaces versus buildings – the battle against Variation 17

by Lindsay Shelton
I decided that cleaning-out the garage would be a good holiday chore this week. But I was easily distracted when I found a file of newspaper clippings from 14 years ago. They reminded me of a time when Wellingtonians were roused to defend their waterfront. And how the hated plans were never completely defeated. Read more »

Baby girl dies in hospital after crash at Raumati South; mother in intensive care

An 11 month-old girl has died in Wellington Hospital after yesterday’s crash on State Highway One at Raumati South. Read more »

Child killed when car crosses centre line and crashes near National Park

News from NZ Police
A young child has died as the result of a single-vehicle crash between National Park and Owhango. Read more »

Another international hit from Miramar: Hobbit 2 grosses more than $US500m

Photo from Warner Bros

Peter Jackson’s second Hobbit feature has become the top-grossing Christmas release in North America. The made-in-Miramar movie has kept the number one position every day since it opened on December 12. And its total world-wide box office gross is already more than $US500 million. Read more »

Tramper’s body found by search team; missing for 13 days in national park


News from NZ Police
Police say they are confident the body recovered from Nelson Lakes National Park yesterday afternoon is that of missing British tourist Andrew Ian Wyatt. Search Coordinator Constable Dave Cogger said Mr Wyatt had an unsurvivable fall from Lake Constance Bluff. Read more »

Searching helicopter finds body of missing Greytown man below bluff at Castle Rock


News from NZ Police
A helicopter searching at Castle Rock south of Castlepoint has found the body of a man below a bluff system. Police believe the death was a result of a fall. Read more »

Woman assaulted in alleyway next to park in Stokes Valley

News from NZ Police
The Wellington Crime Squad is appealing for witnesses following a sexual assault that occurred last night in an alleyway next to Delaney Park, Stokes Valley. Read more »

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