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Police find 70-year-old Hutt Valley woman who was missing overnight

News from NZ Police
Police have now located the 70-year-old woman who was missing overnight from the Hutt Valley area. Police thank the public for their assistance. Read more »

Motorcyclist killed in crash with car in Johnsonville

News from NZ Police
There has been a fatal crash on Moorefield Road in Johnsonville. The crash, involving a motorcycle and a car, was reported to Police just before 5am. Read more »

Police training with a helicopter in Kapiti on Friday

News from NZ Police
As part of regular training for our specialist teams, Police will be undertaking a training exercise in Kapiti on Friday. Read more »

Man arrested after firearm incident in Karori

Report from RNZ
A man has been taken into custody after allegedly pointing a firearm out the window of a parked car in Karori. Read more »

National award for Wellington Coastguard volunteer co-ordinator

Press Release – Coastguard New Zealand
A Wellington coastguard volunteer was among those recognised and celebrated this weekend for their immense contributions to saving lives at sea. Coastguard’s Awards of Excellence are an annual event that celebrate volunteers and units across ten award categories. This year, given Covid-19 restrictions, the awards were held online. Read more »

Police officer injured, hit by dirt bike rider in Awapuni

News from NZ Police
A Palmerston North Police Officer was injured early this morning after being struck by a person on a dirt bike in Awapuni. Read more »

Crash on Hutt motorway delays traffic on Ngauranga Gorge

A crash on SH2 between Ngauranga and Petone blocked a northbound lane and caused long delays today. Read more »

Hutt and City Taxis fined $150,000 for price-fixing – minimum charge from airport

News from Commerce Commission
The High Court has ordered Hutt and City Taxis Limited (Hutt & City) to pay a penalty of $150,000 in relation to fixing the prices of taxi fares. Read more »

Six days to fix blocked wastewater pipe near SH2

blocked pipe

News from Wellington Water
Wellington Water discovered an unpleasant surprise in a blocked wastewater pipe near State Highway 2 in Wellington. Read more »

Rugby captain sorry for “foolish” decision to host party during lockdown


Report from RNZ
Hurricanes loose forward and Wellington rugby captain Du’Plessis Kirifi has apologised and said he learnt a valuable lesson after being caught hosting a party during the level 4 lockdown. Read more »

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