Archive for December, 2015

Lower Hutt Lotto ticket wins $7.5m with Powerball jackpot

News from Lotto
A Lotto player in Lower Hutt will have another reason to celebrate this week, as well as ringing in the New Year, after winning $7.5 million with Lotto Powerball last night. Read more »

Missing Wainuiomata man fit and well after walking out of the bush

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News from NZ Police
Terry (Terence) Massey, who was reported missing on Wednesday in Moores Valley, Wainuiomata, has been located. Read more »

Armed offenders squad find rifles and machete at camping ground

News from NZ Police
The armed offenders squad was called to the Waikawa Camping Ground near Manakau, south of Levin, at about 9pm last night. Read more »

Naenae woman assaulted at home; police seek ‘solid to fat’ man with beard

News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police are making good progress with their investigation into a serious assault in Naenae which left a woman with cuts and bruises. The 63-year-old woman was assaulted by an unknown man at the front door of her Naenae home, about 10pm on Monday. Read more »

Toxic algae in Hutt River; owners told to keep dogs out of the water

The Wellington Regional Council today warned that toxic algae has been found in parts of the Hutt River. A council officer told the DomPost that dogs should be kept out of the river at Silverstream, because the algae can kill livestock and dogs when ingested. Read more »

Water rationing starts in Foxton, and soon in Tasman district

Water restrictions were today announced for Foxton and Foxton Beach starting today, and for the Tasman District starting on Monday. Read more »

Big band and fireworks for New Year’s Eve on the waterfront

News from WCC
Following the success of last year’s award-winning New Year’s Eve celebration, Wellington is planning a Big Band New Year’s Eve at the Frank Kitts Whairepo Lagoon. Read more »

Dating expert advises: how to find a new friend for the New Year

Press Release – Findsomeone
Kiwis looking to meet their special someone have the best opportunity during the New Year, according to online dating experts FindSomeone. Read more »

Knife-point robbery in Foxton

Foxton robbers

News from NZ Police
Police are seeking information about the aggravated robbery of a 19 year old man in Foxton at about 2:30am on the morning of 6th December. Read more »

Armed offenders squad called to domestic dispute

News from NZ Police
The armed offenders squad was called to a domestic dispute in a small South Taranaki community near Opunake today. Read more »

Wellington man drowns while free-diving near Tolaga Bay

News from NZ Police
A wellington man drowned yesterday at an East Cape beach. Read more »

Cricket Wellington name Blaze squad to play Auckland Hearts

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Blaze squad to play in the third round of the Women’s Domestic Competition against the Auckland Hearts at the Basin Reserve, from January 2 to 4 is: Read more »

Record Christmas sales at Unity Books in Wellington

News from Unity Books
Book-lovers broke sales records at Unity Books in Wellington this December (everything except the record for most copies of one single book, which is still held by Eleanor Catton for her 2013 Man Booker prize The Luminaries). Read more »

Trust says school should be named, after teacher charged with rape

Media release from the Sensible Sentencing Trust
The Sensible Sentencing Trust’s Manawatu spokesperson Scott Guthrie is criticising a Judge’s decision to grant name suppression for a school as careless and endangering to the public. Read more »

Teenager’s body found at Castlecliff; 3-year-old drowns at Ocean Beach

News from NZ Police
The body of the 17-year-old caught in a rip off Castlecliff beach, Whanganui, on Christmas Day has today been located just north of where he went missing. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds squad named for match against Central Stags

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Firebirds squad to play in their second game of the Ford Trophy against the Devon Hotel Central Stags at the Basin Reserve, Wellington on December 30 is: Read more »

Room for more at our inn?

by the Rt Rev Justin Duckworth
An informer passes on a message to an Israeli man: the local authorities have heard that he and his family have been connected with subversive activity. Father, mother and their toddler son have to leave all that they know – immediately. Heading over the Egyptian border, they are at the mercy of strangers. Read more »

Gang member arrested, charged with serious assault in Masterton

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News from NZ Police
Police have arrested Peter Douglas Tapine, who assaulted a man in Masterton on 15 December. Read more »

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