Wellington

Police warn of thefts from vehicles in Petone

Police are urging people to take extra care following an increase in thefts from vehicles in Petone. The thefts have occurred from vehicles parked in public car parks on The Esplanade and at Percy’s Reserve over the past month. “While...... Read More

Successful explosion of projectile in Paraparaumu

A family contacted police after finding an old projectile from a World War Two ear artillery round at their Paraparaumu property. It is understood that the item was found by the family in Belmont Regional Park during the school holidays. "The...... Read More

unexploded projectile found in Paraparaumu

An unexploded projectile has been found in Paraparaumu. Police were advised of the projectile earlier this morning. "After consulting with the New Zealand Defence Force Dispoasl Unit the decision has been made that it should be detonated in...... Read More

Quick thinking staff restrain would-be robber

A 29-year-old man who entered a cycle store in Lower Hutt this afternoon demanding that the attendant open the till got more than he bargained for. The man entered the store on Queens Drive at 12.50pm, walking directly behind the counter and demanding...... Read More

One lane closed at Paremata Round-about Wellington

Motorists are asked to delay their journey or choose another route to head north this evening on SH1 from Wellington. SH1 at Paremata train station is down to one lane after a truck and trailer unit with a digger on board, rolled earlier today at the...... Read More

$3.27m to support predator free capital

The Government is supporting a project to make Wellington the world’s first predator free capital city with a $3.27 million funding boost announced by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today. Capital Kiwi Project (a charitable trust) and Predator...... Read More

Police exercises in Wellington

New Zealand Police are conducting training exercises in parts of Wellington this weekend and are advising residents not to be alarmed. Members of the National Special Tactics Group (STG) are participating in routine training exercises at Arlington...... Read More

Horowhenua Mayor’s funding allocations questioned

The Horowhenua District Council is in the spotlight - again for all the wrong reasons - after documents appear to show misuse of the Mayor's Discretionary Fund. Documents released under a Local Government Official Information Act (LGOIMA) request...... Read More