20.2 C
Wellington, NZ
Monday, January 24, 2022

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...

WIN All Blacks vs South Africa Tickets

Want to win 2 tickets to see the upcoming All Blacks vs South Africa game? Check out the post on our Facebook page to enter. You've got till the 5th September to enter so be quick! Don't want to wait? Grab your tickets before they...

Whale and Baby in Wellington Harbour

A Southern Right Whale and her baby have been swimming around Wellington Harbour for a few days. An image, captured by Dwight Lorenzen shows the mother whale swimming alongside her calf, in the water near Petone. Many have speculated that the whale may be 'Matariki,'...

Wellington Weather

Wellington, NZ
overcast clouds
20.2 ° C
24.3 °
19.8 °
19 °
20 °
15 °
16 °
19 °