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Driver killed when truck crashes over bank on Remutaka Hill road

News from NZ Police
The Remutaka Hill Road was closed for four hours this afternoon after a fatal crash. At around 11:50am a truck had overturned and gone down a bank. Read more »

16-year-old hit with claw hammer and robbed in Waitangi Park

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Wellington Police are appealing for information following a robbery at Waitangi Park last weekend. Read more »

High waves flood roads on south coast; Cook Strait ferries cancelled

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Cook Strait passenger ferry sailings were cancelled today, because of swells of up to six metres and a southerly gale. The swells flooded parts of the road on Wellington’s south coast and also threw up debris and damaged the recently resealed road. Read more »

Negative covid test for Wellington contact of woman who travelled illegally to Northland

The Ministry of Health today announced that a Wellington person has been identified as one of 18 contacts of the covid-positive Auckland woman who traveled to Northland with false documents and then refused to give information about where she’d been. Her travelling companion has now been found and has also tested positive for covid. Read more »

Two men and a woman arrested for death of Upper Hutt man in 2019

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Three people have been arrested and charged in relation to the death of a man in Upper Hutt in 2019. Read more »

Two arrested, four cars impounded, after tangi in Porirua

Police arrested two people following a large tangi in Porirua yesterday. They also impounded four cars as a result of offending observed during the funeral procession. Read more »

5.3 quake shakes Wellington

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake was felt in parts of Wellington this afternoon. Read more »

Police investigating suspicious fire which damaged building at VUW

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Police investigating a suspicious fire at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington are seeking help from the public. The fire was reported around 3am on Friday 1 October at the rear of 18 Kelburn Parade, following three minor explosions being heard. Read more »

Man arrested in Paraparaumu after robbery (with axe) in Napier

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A man was arrested in Kāpiti this morning in relation to the aggravated robbery of a Napier retail premise yesterday afternoon. Read more »

Driver, 61, killed in two-car crash on SH1 at Te Horo

There was a fatal accident on State Highway One between Peka Peka and Te Horo last night. Read more »

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