Wellington

Yachtie convicted for sailing despite conditions

A boatie who sailed a yacht in an unsafe condition from Wellington to Westport has been sentenced to community detention, after ignoring conditions imposed by Maritime NZ that the vessel could not be operated outside Wellington Harbour. John Whatuira...... Read More

Vehicles seized in black market paua operation

A group of Wellington divers are facing charges for gathering excess pāua and offering to sell it on the black market. The charges come in the wake of a Ministry for Primary Industries operation that was recently concluded with the...... Read More

One airlifted and critical following Manakau crash

One person has been airlifted to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition following a crash near Manakau. ​​​​​​​A police media spokesperson says the incident happened just after 11am. "Emergency services are responding to a...... Read More

Diversity strengthens mental health service

The changing face of local communities is being increasingly reflected by those working to support people with mental health needs. As greater Wellington region communities continue to become more diverse and multicultural, so too do the region’s...... Read More

Arrests following Lower Hutt search warrant

Two people are facing drug-related charges following a police operation on Lower Hutt. Police executed a pre-planned search warrant at a commercial address on George Street in Stokes Valley shortly after 6am. The search warrant involved AOS, CIB,...... Read More

Final push for Fraser Park

Members of the public have an opportunity to ‘leave a mark on Fraser Park’ by sponsoring an engraved brick or paver at the new sports centre due to open later this year. Hutt City Council has invested $9 million into the new $12 million...... Read More

Cordons stood down in Lower Hutt

UPDATED: George Street in Stokes Valley has reopened after Police carried out a search warrant at a commercial premises in the Lower Hutt area. "We are now speaking with the occupants and a search of the property is being conducted. "Police...... Read More

Police seek witnesses to suspicious house fire

Police are investigating a suspicious fire at a house in Cannons Creek, Porirua, on Saturday 7 April 2018. At about 4am, Fire and Emergency NZ responded to a house fire at 9 Northumberland Street. The fire caused extensive damage to the property and...... Read More