Wellington

Dead woman found in Wellington Harbour

A woman's body has been found in a lagoon connected to Wellington Harbour. A police spokesperson said the body was found just before 11am in the lagoon on the city's waterfront. She said police were still on the scene and enquiries into the...... Read More

Dead woman found in Wellington Harbour

A woman's body has been found in a lagoon connected to Wellington Harbour. A police spokesperson says the body was found just before 11am in the lagoon on the city's waterfront. She says enquiries into the woman's death are underway. Rowers...... Read More

Police disappointed in cellphone checkpoint result

  Wellington District Road Policing are disappointed in the results from a cellphone checkpoint on State Highway 1 in Pukerua Bay last night, Monday 11 February.   In just over an hour 25 drivers were caught using cellphones while driving. Using...... Read More

Murder charge against Wellington man dropped

A murder charge against a Wellington man for the death of Zena Campbell last year has been dismissed. Justice David Collins dismissed the charge against Paddy Woods at the High Court in Wellington today. The body of Ms Campbell, 21, was found in a...... Read More

Fire breaks out on hills in Wellington

A fire has broken out above the hills in the Wellington suburb of Wadestown. Mount Cook resident and RNZ editor Paddy Burgin said it's a large bush fire in the hills above Thorndon. Holy smokes. There's a busy fire just south of Wadestown Northern...... Read More

Seifert blasts NZ to big win

The Black Caps have claimed first blood in their T20 series with India, romping to a 80-run win in Wellington. Needing an imposing 220 for victory on Wednesday night, India were all out for just 139 in the final over of the match. Coming off a comprehensive...... Read More

Witnesses sought following Tauherenikau crash

    Police investigating the collision between a truck and a car on State Highway 2, Tauherenikau, shortly after midday on January 29, are seeking further witnesses. One person remains in Wellington Hospital in a critical condition following...... Read More

Arrest in relation to indecent assaults

Wellington Police have arrested a 41-year-old man in relation to a series of incidents in Kilbirnie on Sunday. Between midday and 6pm, several women reported being indecently assaulted in the Kilbirnie Plaza and Bay Road area. The man was arrested...... Read More

Te Papa’s funding bid for new facility declined

Te Papa will spend about $2 million strengthening part of a storage facility in Wellington, after a bid for money to build a new facility for specimens preserved in spirits was declined. The museum had made a bid for $17 million from the government...... Read More

Wellingtonians warned to watch for toxic algae

People in Wellington are being urged to look out for toxic algae in rivers because they can grow rapidly in hot weather between weekly monitoring. Toxic algae levels have triggered warnings from the Wellington Regional Council - advising people not...... Read More