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Woman arrested in Carterton and jailed after shooting in Vogeltown

News from NZ Police
Police have today arrested a 32-year-old woman in relation to the shooting in the Wellington suburb of Vogeltown. Read more »

Wellington and Upper Hutt house prices still increasing, with high demand

News from Quotable Value New Zealand
Property prices have risen highest this quarter across the first-home buyer’s segment in Upper Hutt (12.7%), Whangarei (11.6%) and Papakura (10.7%), and across the upper quartile in central Wellington (10.6%), Franklin (10.9%) and Hastings (9.8%). Read more »

Wellington rents up by 6 per cent last month, but demand is down

News from Trade Me Property
Rents in the Wellington region increased by 6 per cent in June to reach $580 per week. In Wellington City, the median weekly rent increased by 3 per cent year-on-year to $595. Read more »

Karori residents offered briefing on town centre improvements

News from WCC
Residents are invited to a community drop-in session at the Karori Library tomorrow (Thursday) to talk about plans for improvements to the Library Square, England Lane, and a small section in front of the Karori Community Centre. Read more »

Wairarapa ratepayers walk out of council meeting in protest at rates hikes

Report from LDR
Dozens of ratepayers walked out of a South Wairarapa District Council meeting in Martinborough today after being denied a chance to discuss their large rate rises during an explosive meeting that was almost halted by the mayor. Read more »

Medical concerns prompt appeal to save Kāpiti Airport

Press Release – Save Kapiti Airport
Calls for an investigation into significant risks for public health and safety in the event of Kāpiti Coast Airport closing have reached Minister of Health Andrew Little, following concerns voiced by a Wellington Hospital Intensive Care Specialist. Read more »

Negative covid results from extra testing in New Plymouth

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News from Ministry of Health
Daily sampling from the New Plymouth wastewater treatment plant, along with further samples from sites around the Taranaki region, will continue for the next week to determine whether there are any undetected covid cases in the area. There have been no subsequent detections. Read more »

Final six Viking Bay crew members returning to ship at Queens Wharf

News from Ministry of Health
The remaining six of the Viking Bay’s crew of 20 are expected to be released from onshore managed isolation in Wellington over the next few days as they recover from covid. The ship remains in quarantine at Queens Wharf where a deep clean will be carried out. Read more »

Two crashes block traffic on Hutt Road

There were two crashes on the Hutt Road last night. Read more »

Hutt Road safety measures including median barriers between Belmont and Melling

News from NZ National Party
National List MP based in Hutt South Chris Bishop is welcoming news from NZTA about improving safety on SH2 between Belmont and Melling, particularly around Grounsell Crescent. Read more »

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