Wellington

One seriously injured in Lower Hutt crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious two-vehicle crash on Eastern Hutt Road, near the Pomare railway station. Police were called about 11.40am. Initial indications are one person is seriously injured. The road is closed and diversions...... Read More

Missing man’s body found

  Police have recovered the body of missing Carterton man Finn Yeats.   The 20-year-old was reported missing from his home on January 15, says police. “His body was located in the Tongariro area yesterday afternoon.” Concerns...... Read More

Car blocks tracks at suburban Wellington train station

Some train services on the Johnsonville Line in Wellington were suspended after it appears a car drove onto the tracks at Khandallah station. Metlink said all services on the Johnsonville Line were suspended between Ngaio and Johnsonville due to a...... Read More

Lower Hutt building consents at record high

Lower Hutt is bracing for a building boom, after building consents and applications for new buildings reached an all-time high last year. Hutt City Council issued more than 1500 consents last year - 18 percent more than 2017 - and received 529 resource...... Read More

Kāpiti Coast highway redesign begins this week

Work will begin next week to turn the former state highway running along the Kāpiti Coast into a local road. The road has been replaced by the Kāpiti expressway which was completed in February 2017. NZTA will begin work on Tuesday to transform a...... Read More

Building boom on the way for Lower Hutt

A building boom is on the way for Lower Hutt, with building consents and applications for new buildings reaching an all-time high. By December 2018 building consents were up 18 per cent on 2017 with Hutt City Council issuing 1500 consents. Council...... Read More

Shops reopen at Wellington’s Courtenay Central complex

Two stores on the outside of Wellington's Courtenay Central complex have reopened, after it closed when concerns were raised in an engineering report. The STA Travel and Fix stores are the first stores to reopen, after the complex closed on 5 January,...... Read More

New plans for quashed Shelly Bay development lodged

A new resource consent will be lodged for a multi-million dollar development in Wellington. The $500 million development in Shelly Bay had its consents quashed by the Court of Appeal last month. The resource consents were lodged in September 2016,...... Read More

Missing person’s vehicle spotted in Tauranga

Police are asking for the public’s help finding 20-year-old Finn Yeats, who has been reported missing from his Carterton home. A police spokesperson says police and Finn’s family have concerns for his welfare. “Finn was last seen...... Read More

Student desperation for rental properties hitting new highs

Wellington students desperate to find rentals are getting creative to try and find housing, while others with rentals are struggling to make rent. But experts have warned it will only get worse. Massey University student Harry Simpson, 19, and his...... Read More