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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Leopard Seal on Petone Beach

Leopard Seal on Petone Beach (Dylan Fraser)
Police have set up a barrier on Petone Beach this morning after a Leopard Seal was spotted by the water. DOC have been notified and are monitoring the seal. The seal is currently on the beach near the Settlers Museum. "They are the only seals known...

Large House Fire in Lyall Bay

A house in Lyall Bay has gone up in flames this morning. Emergency services are currently at the scene and should have the fire under control soon. Please avoid the area to give them room. Nearby roads are closed. It is currently unknown if...

Wellington water sculpture worth $300,000 broken

The famous Len Lye sculpture on the Wellington Waterfront has been broken today after a man climed to the end and snapped it. The incident was captured on film as onlookers anticipated the break. The man was injured in the fall and has been...

Truck Crash in Petone

Seaview roundabout, Petone, is blocked following a one-truck crash. Emergency services were called to the scene about 2.25pm following a report that a truck had rolled. Both lanes are blocked. One person is reported to have serious injuries. Lengthy delays are expected and motorists are asked...

Source of Carterton School illness found

Police say fresh compost is the source of illness at a Carterton primary school last week. Emergency services were called to the school on High Street about 2.30pm on Friday with reports of an unpleasant smell and a number of ill children. “Police spent a great...

SH58 Speed Limit Lowered to 80kph

The speed limit for SH58 will be lowered to 80kph from tomorrow, adding 1 minute to the journey. The stretch of road connects the Hutt Valley to Porirua, and has been a well known high risk crash area. In the past 10 years, 4 people...

23 year old sadly killed in motorcycle accident

Police can now release the name of the motorcyclist who died in a crash on SH2 near Kaitoke, Upper Hutt, on Wednesday September 19. He was 23-year-old Julian Bahr, of Lower Hutt. Police extend our sympathies to his family and friends. (Issued by Police Media Centre)

Wellington named the top destination in NZ

Photo by Amanda Main
Lonely Planet has named Wellington as the #1 destination to see when in New Zealand., topping the likes of Queenstown and Auckland. "Wellington is the crossing point between the North and South Islands, so travellers have long been passing through these parts," the Lonely...

Aggravated robbery near Wellington Train Station

Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a pharmacy on Bunny Street, Wellington. At around 12pm a man entered the store and threatened two staff members. He stole cash and medications and ran off towards Featherston Street. The staff members were not injured, nor were two members...

Vice-Chancellor reappointed at Victoria University

Chancellor Neil Paviour-Smith says the University Council is delighted that Professor Guilford will continue to lead the University and implement its ambitious strategic plan. He says Professor Guilford brings the ideal mix of leadership, experience and knowledge to continue the University’s focus on providing New...

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