Wellington

Suspicious item found on Wellington road

UPDATED: Police have established that there are no issues with the unattended item found on Tinakori Road, Wellington. Cordons were in place along part of the road earlier this morning as a precaution. "The road is now open," says police. "Police...... Read More

’Housing affordability not a single number’

Wellington City Councillor and Housing Portfolio leader Brian Dawson says a single number for housing affordability is not the right approach. A media report this week stated $650,000 as the figure for what makes a house “affordable” in...... Read More

Wellington Police investigating unexplained death 

Wellington Police are investigating the unexplained death of 21-year-old Zenith Campbell (who preferred to be known as Zena). Zena, 21, was located in a car in Aro Valley at around midday on Sunday 11 February 2018. Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick...... Read More

Assisted suicide court case begins in Wellington

A Wellington euthanasia advocate accused of helping another woman to commit suicide will go on trial in the High Court in Wellington today. Susan Austen also faces two counts of importing the sedative pentobarbitone, which is a Class C controlled drug. At...... Read More

Fog causes flight issues at Wellington Airport

Some flights into and out of the capital have been delayed or diverted because of fog. No flights seem to be able to land into #Wellington #NewZealand at the moment due to #fog. This @FlyAirNZ flight NZ433 ended up aborting landing and headed back to...... Read More

Cafe fined for breaching employment rules

A popular Cuba Street café was fined $2000 and stood down from issuing visas to recruit migrant labour for six months after the Labour Inspectorate found them breaching their obligations. Espressoholic was issued an infringement notice and an...... Read More

Freedom camping plan sparks outcry

Residents sick of seeing toilets being emptied into Wellington's harbour do not want more space made available for freedom campers on the capital's waterfront. New Plymouth and Queenstown have recently clamped down on freedom campers. But in...... Read More

Fish dying thanks to unusually hot summer

The unusually hot summer is causing more fish to die than normal along Kāpiti waterways. Local iwi are concerned after they received more than 12 reports of dead eel and trout along the Waikanae River. And it is not just Kāpiti, Fish and Game said...... Read More

Wellington takes lead on sexual harassment

Newly-sworn in Southern Ward Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons will start her term mandated to tackle sexual violence in Wellington, with Mayor Justin Lester announcing Cr Fitzsimons as portfolio lead for City Safety. Ms Fitzsimons, who was elected late...... Read More