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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Strong 6.7 Earthquake shakes North Island

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake has been shaking the North Island at 3.13pm today. As at 3.26pm Geonet has lowered the magnitude to 6.2. The quake was centered 35km South-west of Taumaruni, and was 193km deep. No damage has been reported yet. Aftershocks are likely.

Crash in Eastbourne Closes Road

The road in and out of Eastbourne is currently closed due to a car hitting a power pole. The road is expected to be closed for 2 hours. Emergency services are responding to a crash on Marine Drive near Lowry Bay in Wellington. A car...

Cheaper petrol station to open in Wellington

Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has today announced plans to open a Waitomo Fuel Stop in central Wellington in early 2019, delivering much-needed competition to the capital. Resource consent was granted on 15 October for a 6-pump site, at 24-26 Hutt Road, Pipitea. The site...

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)

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