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Greens candidate Geordie Rogers ‘declared winner’ of Wellington CC by-election

The Green Party's Geordie Rogers has won the by-election for the Pukehīnau / Lambton General Ward of Wellington, filling the vacancy left by Tamatha...

Provisional win: Businessman defeats Greens candidate in Wellington CC by-election

The Pukehīnau/Lambton ward seat in Wellington was previously held by former Green Party councillor Tamatha Paul, before she was elected to Parliament. UPDATE: Greens candidate...

Warrant to Arrest: Have you seen Edward Smith?

Police are seeking public’s assistance in locating Edward Smith, who has a warrant for arrest for failing to appear in court. Smith is believed to...

Arrest made in relation to death of Helen Gregory

Police investigating the death of Helen Gregory can today advise an arrest was made this morning. A 52-year-old woman was taken into custody and has...

Phoenix 2 – 0 Western United

The Wellington Phoenix have beaten Western United 2-0 in their Round 16 A-League clash today at the Sky Stadium. https://youtu.be/lm1tIX14iQE?si=3ejvkc_gNRLWARUb

Man arrested following car break-ins across Kapiti Coast

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man following a spate of car break-ins across the Kapiti Coast. A search warrant was executed and further enquiries following...

Police update on Khandallah homicide

Police investigating the death of 79-year-old Helen Gregory in Baroda Street, Khandallah on 24 January have this morning begun a search at a landfill...

Detective in charge of ‘Baby Ru’ homicide investigation gives update

The death of 'Baby Ru' in Lower Hutt occurred over three months ago without any charges being laid so far. Detective Inspector Nick Pritchard, the...

Update – Khandallah homicide

Wellington Police continue to make good progress investigating the death of 79-year-old Khandallah resident Helen Gregory. She was found dead in her home on Baroda...

Teens located safe and well after night in bush

Two teens reported missing on the Karapoti track, in the Akatarawa Forest Park have been located safe and well by hunters. Police began searching about...

A-League: Brisbane Roar 1 – 1 Phoenix

The Wellington Phoenix and Brisbane Roar have drawn 1-1 in their A-League Round 15 clash tonight at Suncorp Stadium. https://youtu.be/llcTG1h7ZNE?si=Dlso3IoBkhyiQzGP

Police make renewed appeal for information in Baby Ru homicide investigation

Police are continuing to investigate the death of Baby Ru in Lower Hutt in October last year, and are making a renewed appeal for...

Human remains located in Whitireia Park investigation continues

Police are continuing to investigate after human remains were located near the Whitireia Park walkway in Titahi Bay on Wednesday 31 January. The remains were...

Independent Review exposes ‘inadequate financial reporting’ by Wellington Water

An independent review has found that Wellington Water has been lax in its reporting, making it unclear how the water provider is using ratepayer...

Update: Gang funeral procession – Porirua

Police have had an active presence in the Porirua region today monitoring a funeral in the area to ensure behaviour did not impact other...

Update: Khandallah homicide investigation

Wellington Police are following positive lines of enquiry in the homicide investigation launched following the death of a woman in Khandallah on Wednesday 24...

Police name man who died after jumping from crane into Wellington Harbour

Police have named the man who died after jumping from  the Hikitia Floating Crane in Wellington Harbour on Friday. He was 33-year-old Jarreth Colquhoun. 'Our thoughts...

Khandallah death being treated as homicide

Wellington Police can now confirm a homicide investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Khandallah on Wednesday. Around 11:50pm on 24...

Lower Hutt’s RiverLink project to continue despite huge budget blowout

RiverLink aims to enhance flood protection against the Hutt River. The project sees the relocation of the Melling railway station and the construction of a...

A-League: Newcastle Jets 1 – 2 Phoenix

The Wellington Phoenix have beaten the Newcastle Jets 1-2 in their Round 14 A-League clash tonight at the Newcastle International Sports Centre. The Nix are...

Person located deceased in Wellington Harbour after jumping from crane

A person who jumped from a crane on a boat moored in Wellington Harbour this afternoon has been located deceased. Emergency services were initially alerted...

Stokes Valley homicide: Arrests made

Three people have been charged in relation to the murder of 39-year-old Rawiri Zane Wharerau and the attempted murder of his 41-year-old brother last...

Criminal proceeds restrained from ‘large scale international fraud’

Successful collaboration with international jurisdictions has resulted in the restraint of a Wellington property and $462,000 dollars believed to be the proceeds of a...

Police confirm third shoplifting charge laid against Golriz Ghahraman

In a short statement police confirmed the charge relates to an alleged shoplifting incident at a Wellington retailer on 22 October 20223. Ghahraman is due...

Minister formally requests water information from Wellington and Upper Hutt councils

The Minister of Local Government Simeon Brown has written to Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau and Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy to formally request further...

Information sought following assault in Porirua

Porirua Police are investigating a serious assault outside a Lydney Place bar, around 1:30am on 17 December. As a result, two males received significant injuries,...

Golriz Ghahraman resigns from Parliament

Green MP Golriz Ghahraman is resigning from Parliament following accusations of shoplifting at two clothing stores. In a statement Ghaharaman said her actions were 'out...

Third allegation of shoplifting against Ghahraman emerges

The owner of Cre8iveworx, a high-end store in Wellington, sent an email to other businesses claiming that Ghahraman was in their store in October...

55-year-old arrested following Porirua firearms incident

Yesterday Police executed a search warrant at a Porirua address and arrested a man in relation to a firearms incident in Porirua on Thursday...

Police updates – Taupo fatal crash, Paraparaumu Beach missing woman

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 10 January 2024. Name release, fatal crash Taupo Police are now able to release the names of the two...

Woman trespassed from New World Otaki disputes supermarket’s version of events

The saga has been the topic of online debate in recent days. WHAT HAPPENED ACCORDING TO THE WOMAN WHO WAS TRESPASSED BY ŌTAKI NEW WORLD: I...

Juicy Fest Wellington marred by gang-related violence

A man, who attended Juicy Fest in Wellington with his wife and two friends, expressed his disappointment and concern over the event being marred...

Operation Tennis: Stokes Valley homicide investigation

At about 10am today, Police executed a search warrant in Stokes Valley in relation to this ongoing homicide investigation. “We are making excellent progress with...

Adelaide United 2 – 2 Phoenix

Adelaide United and the Wellington Phoenix have drawn 2-2 in their A-League Round 11 clash today at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide. https://youtu.be/z2EhLyrS1kM?si=gUTrq9ogF3nRyriv

Sydney FC 3 – 1 Phoenix

Sydney FC have beaten the Wellington Phoenix 3-1 in their A-League Round 10 clash today at Allianz Stadium in Sydney. https://youtu.be/BiG_OSakxzg?si=pdjTjTY_feUd3KPX

Have you seen Cleveland?

Cleveland, 15, was last seen at his home in Churton Park and has been missing since Monday 18 December. He was last seen wearing dark...

Operation Portia – Rimutaka Prison investigation

Police have charged six people following a three-year investigation by the National Organised Crime Group into suspected criminal activity at Rimutaka Prison. Those charged are...

Whistleblower Barry Young pleads not guilty

mRNA data leak whistleblower Barry Young appeared in the Wellington District Court today. Young entered his plea at 2.15pm and was remanded at large to...

‘Let’s Get Wellington Moving’ to be officially dissolved

An agreement to dissolve Let’s Get Wellington Moving has been reached by Infrastructure & Housing Minister Chris Bishop, Transport Minister Simeon Brown, Mayor of...

Update – Stokes Valley homicide

Police remain at a Stokes Valley address following a homicide early on Saturday morning. Police were called to the George Street property shortly after 2am...

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