Wellington

Pharmacy wins battle with govt for right to sell kombucha

A Wellington pharmacy has won an expensive legal battle with the government over the right to sell kombucha. WellWorks co-owner Ben Latty has won a legal battle with the government to sell kombucha at his pharmacy. Like any pharmacy, Wellness Works...... Read More

Police use of pepper spray on man unlawful - IPCA

The police watchdog has found the use of pepper spray against a man, and his subsequent arrest in Porirua last year, were unlawful. The Independent Police Conduct Authority has ruled that officers had no lawful power to stop the man getting out of...... Read More

Community-based sentence for gun-toting teen

A teen who carried the gun which her companion used to shoot a Wellington taxi driver has been ordered to serve six months' community detention. Paris Ohuka, who is now 18, was sentenced in the High Court in Wellington and was also ordered to undertake...... Read More

No birds at anti-1080 protest died from poison

Autopsies of the birds laid on the steps of Parliament during an anti-1080 protest in September show none died from the poison and one protected species had been shot. Six birds - including kererū, weka, red-billed gull and kingfisher - were strewn...... Read More

Back on the front line

After 12 years in Police, Constable Damien O’Kane has achieved his dream job – even if it meant giving up his sergeant stripes to do it. Damien graduated with patrol dog Pac from the Dog Training Centre (DTC) at Trentham last week and is...... Read More

Road worker hit in two-car crash in Wellington

A road worker has been taken to hospital with critical injuries after being hit by a car in Wellington this afternoon. Police say two cars crashed on Wadestown Road just after 2pm and one of those cars struck the worker. One of the drivers has also...... Read More

Increase in tongue-tie cuts result of hospital rush - GP

A Wellington doctor says pressure to get new mothers breast-feeding quickly is driving up the increase in tongue-tie cuts in new-born babies. Tongue-tie procedures involve snipping a tissue or band connecting a baby's tongue to the lower jaw, to...... Read More

New cycleway opens in iconic Oriental Bay

Minister of Transport Phil Twyford and Associate Minister for Transport Julie Anne Genter today opened a new cycleway along Oriental Parade that will improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. The new cycleway will form part of the Great Harbour...... Read More

Search warrants issued in Stokes Valley

Police have executed a number of search warrants in the Stokes Valley area in response to the firearms incident in Hanson Grove on Friday December 7. A number of firearms, some of them loaded, have been recovered by police. At this stage no arrests...... Read More

Migrant women’s refuge struggling to stay afloat

The only Wellington refuge set up for migrant women and children suffering domestic abuse is imploring the government for more funding so it can stay afloat. Shakti delivered a petition to Parliament on Thursday, with more that 5300 signatures calling...... Read More