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Wellington, NZ
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Man who set himself on fire outside Parliament dies in hospital

The protester who has reportedly been protesting silently around Wellington for weeks has died in hospital after he set himself on fire on the Parliament grounds yesterday. Witnesses previous to the incident said he was holding up a sign that was hard to understand. They...

Man on fire outside parliament

Police are assisting fire and ambulance at Parliament grounds where a man has reportedly set himself on fire. Ambulance are with the man currently, who's reportedly in a critical condition. ENDS Issued by the Police Media Centre

Earthquake Hits Wellington, Trains Stopped

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake near Seddon has struck this afternoon. There appears to be no major damage, but Metlink has temporarily stopped all trains whilst assessing any damage. Expect delays if taking a train this afternoon. Did you feel the earthquake? Have you seen any...

Where to Vote in Wellington

We've put together a list of all the voting booths across wellington - pick one in your electorate and go vote! Election Day Voting Places On election day, Saturday 23 September, all voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm. The busiest time of...

“If this is yours can you please get in touch with us”

Wellington Police are looking for the owner of a substantial quantity of cannabis. In a Facebook post they wrote: "We've located a substantial amount of cannabis and would like to speak to its owner. If this is yours can you please get in touch with us." Nobody...

List of cancelled flights due to Auckland Airport fuel supply shortage

A fuel pipe line that leads to Auckland airport has had to be shut down due to damage, thereby affecting the whole of Auckland airport with a fuel shortage. Many flights have been cancelled due to this shortage. Below is a list of cancelled...

HUHA Purchases Rabbit Meat Operation To Save Rabbits

Wellington based charity HUHA has purchased a Meat Production Rabbitry containing 75 rabbits, in order to save them. The Rabbitry was listed up for sale on Trademe showing images of 75 breeding rabbits stacked in small wire cages. They decided to approach the seller without...

New World Opens Voting for Plastic Bag Charges

New World Supermarkets have just put out a voting website to gain your views on increasing the price of plastic bags in their store. There are currently 22 New World supermarkets across the Wellington region. Plastic waste is a major issue in New Zealand,...

Election Campaigners by SH2 Motorway

Election campaigners have been taking risky steps to get their signs in front of drivers eyes. Three campaigners were spotted right beside the SH2 Melling Intersection in Lower Hutt today. They appeared dangerously close to the Melling line train track, concerning those nearby. The...

Police Find 2kg Synthetic Drugs in Porirua

Wellington Police have executed four search warrants in Cannons Creek, Porirua this morning, related to the manufacture and supply of synthetic drugs. Approximately two kilograms of product was found. Officer in charge of Kapiti-Mana Criminal Investigations Branch, Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson says more than 50...

Wellington Weather

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