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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

Wellington.Scoop
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

Wellington.Scoop
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 »

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