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Beloved Wellington rugby coach dies suddenly

Willie Leota was the 1st XV coach at St. Patrick's College, Wellington. The Wellington rugby community is reeling from the sudden death of Willie Leota....

Firearms and drugs charges after Lower Hutt incident

Three people have been arrested, and a firearm, methamphetamine and cannabis seized, after a driver failed to remain stopped for Police in Lower Hutt...

Police appeal for information following assault on SH59, Porirua

Police are appealing for information and dashcam or video footage following an assault on State Highway 59 yesterday, Wednesday 3 July. An investigation was launched...

Appeal for information following Kāpiti-Mana fleeing driver incident

Police are appealing for witnesses and footage following a fleeing driver incident across the Kāpiti-Mana region on 2 July 2024. The incident began in Waitangirua...

More vehicles seized during second night of Operation Kereru

138 infringement notices, 19 vehicles off the streets and 420 people breathalysed – and that is just a snippet of Wellington District Police activity...

Police operations in lower North Island and Canterbury targeting ‘anti-social road user behaviour’

Operation Purple cracks down on antisocial road user behaviour in Manawatū Central District Police have made arrests, impounded vehicles and issued numerous infringement notices overnight...

Police to crack down on ‘anti-social vehicle gatherings’ this weekend

The Police Eagle helicopter will assist in monitoring and responding to anti-social vehicle gatherings across the mid and lower North Island. Motorists will notice an...

Wellington City Council approves controversial long-term plan amid heated debate

In a closely contested vote, the Wellington City Council approved its long-term plan with a 9-7 majority, sparking heated debates among councillors. The plan includes...

Ghahraman convicted and fined for shoplifting, discharge application declined

Former Green Party MPGolriz Ghahraman has been convicted of shoplifting and fined $1600, along with $260 in court costs, following her guilty pleas to...

Aratere successfully refloated

The Interislander ferry Aratere has been successfully refloated nearly 24 hours after running aground in Picton Harbour, stranding almost 50 people overnight. A collaborative effort...

Aratere grounding: Government criticises KiwiRail

Transport Minister Simeon Brown told media the government was disappointed in KiwiRail's asset management following the grounding of the Interislander ferry Aratere near Picton. The...

Helen Clark takes a swipe at government over Interislander ferry incident

Former PM Helen Clark has criticised the government following the grounding of the Interislander ferry Aratere, which was carrying over 40 passengers between Wellington...

Aratere to be refloated

The Interislander ferry Aratere ran aground near Picton due to a steering failure shortly after departing at 9:45 PM last night. Forty-seven people, including eight...

Interislander ferry Aratere runs aground near Picton due to steering failure

The Interislander ferry Aratere ran aground just outside Picton following a steering failure on Friday night. The vessel, carrying 47 people, including eight commercial vehicle...

Police updates – Ghuznee Street accident, Kawerau serious assault

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 21 June 2024. Witnesses sought after Kawerau serious assault Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are asking for the public’s...

Job hunting public servants struggle amid cuts and stagnant economy

Thousands of public servants in New Zealand are facing a bleak job market as over 6,000 public sector positions are being cut amid government...

Information sought following collision in central Wellington

Wellington Police investigating a collision between a vehicle and person on Ghuznee Street are seeking further information. We would like to hear from anyone who...

Human remains discovered during Paekākāriki Surf Club construction

During the rebuild construction of the Paekākāriki Surf Club building two separate discoveries of human remains have been made, prompting a temporary halt to...

Operation Maserati: Wellington man arrested for illegal drug operation

A Wellington man is due to reappear in court next month on multiple charges of importing large quantities of a variety of controlled drugs. This...

Dentist writes to Chris Bishop over alarming health issues since COVID jab rollout

A Wellington-based dentist has penned a letter to MP Chris Bishop, voicing serious concerns about an alarming rise in health issues and deaths since...

Homicide, Waikanae Beach, Wellington

Police have launched a homicide investigation following an incident at a Waikanae Beach residential address today. Police responded to reports around 4:20pm of a man...

Protests against ‘Fast-Track Approvals Bill’ today

Thousands of protesters gathered in downtown Auckland, with similar demonstrations taking place across Nelson, Whakatāne, Christchurch, and Tākaka, to oppose the coalition Government’s Fast-Track...

Cops to monitor ‘gang related funeral’ in Wainuiomata this weekend

Police will be monitoring a gang related funeral in Wainuiomata this weekend. The funeral is due to take place in Wainuiomata tonight, with a procession...

Doctor Who exhibition lands in Wellington: Where science meets fiction

From Daleks and Weeping Angels to various sonic screwdrivers, the world of Doctor Who has materialised in Wellington with the exhibition Doctor Who Worlds...

Body found in search for man overboard in Wellington Harbour

Police have located a body in the search for a man who reportedly fell from a Wellington ferry early on Friday. Members of the Police...

Police continue appeal to identify man overboard in Wellington Harbour

Police are continuing to appeal to identify a man who is reported to have fallen overboard on an East by West ferry this morning. The...

Water incident, Wellington Harbour

A search is underway in the Wellington Harbour after a person has reportedly fallen overboard from an East by West ferry this morning. Police are...

Kosta Barbarouses stays with Wellington Phoenix, aiming for 2026 World Cup

Seasoned All Whites striker Kosta Barbarouses, the fourth-highest goal scorer in A-League history, has decided to remain with the Wellington Phoenix for next season,...

Kiri Allan pleads guilty to charges after car crash incident

Former Justice Minister Kiri Allan has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a car crash in Wellington last July. Allan admitted to careless driving and...

Phoenix’s extra-time defeat to Melbourne Victory ends record-breaking season

The Wellington Phoenix's A-League season concluded in heartbreak as they suffered a 2-1 extra-time defeat to Melbourne Victory in their semi-final second leg game...

Father discharged without conviction in heartbreaking driveway accident involving son

A father, who faced charges for the accidental death of his son in a driveway mishap, was discharged without conviction today, shedding tears as...

Arrest made following Naenae firearms incident

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in relation to gunshots fired at an address in Naenae early on Sunday 12 May. A number of search...

Phoenix dominate PFA Team of the Season with five star players

The Wellington Phoenix have made a significant mark on the Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) team of the season, boasting a formidable presence with five...

Warrant to Arrest: Have you seen Tegin Church?

Wellington Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Tegin Church, who is wanted for breaching bail conditions. Church has an active warrant to arrest...

Tākina Events must uphold speech rights – FSU

Individuals in Wellington, led by City Councillor Nīkau Wi Neera, are working to use the ‘hecklers veto’ to shut down Inflection Point, a gender-critical...

Arrest made in 2019 homicide of Kathleen Kawana

Police have arrested a 47 year old Flaxmere man and charged him with murder in relation to the death of Kathleen Kawana. Kathleen disappeared from...

Phoenix gear up for historic semi showdown against Melbourne Victory

The stage is set for the most important match in Wellington Phoenix's club history as they prepare for the second leg of the Isuzu...

Titahi Bay human remains identified as those of woman who went missing in 1988

Police can now release the name of the person whose remains were discovered in Titahi Bay on Wednesday 31 January 2024. She was Patricia Theresa...

Warrant to arrest: Have you seen Breeze Hunt-Weston?

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Breeze Hunt-Weston who has a warrant for arrest for a breach of bail conditions. The 31-year-old is...

Wellington florist accuses Julie Anne Genter of intimidation in cycleway dispute

A new accusation of intimidation has emerged against Green MP Julie Anne Genter, this time involving a heated altercation with a Wellington florist. The latest...

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