Wellington

Wellington drag queen says she’s been stalked and harassed

A Wellington drag queen says she has been harassed by strangers so often that she's now too frightened to walk alone in the city. Aroha Richards, who has been performing in drag since May, said strangers have stalked, verbally and sexually harassed...... Read More

Bus drivers from three regions will walk off the job tomorrow

About 200 bus drivers from Auckland and Waikato will strike tomorrow, while drivers in Wellington will walk off the job indefinitely. It was announced last week that Wellington bus companies Tranzurban and Uzabus would begin an indefinite strike tomorrow,...... Read More

Boy found in Tawa

The missing nine year old boy has been found. He was found by a member of the public on the bush near Chastudon Place. Sergeant Anthony Harmer says he is safe and well. “He will be checked over by medical staff and reunited with his family.” “Police...... Read More

Nine year old boy still missing

Wellington Police are still searching for missing nine year old Xion Flaws. He was last seen on Greer Crescent in Tawa at around 8pm last night. Police and Search and Rescue teams focused on the Tawa area overnight as well as carrying out door knocks. A...... Read More

A shiny Mitsubishi found in Lower Hutt stream

Spring ducklings, swans and a shiny red Mitsubishi Lancer are under the willow trees in a Lower Hutt stream. Police are seeking the registered owner of the car, which was discovered by nearby residents to be partly submerged in the Waiwhetu Stream...... Read More

Kilbirnie community calls for liquor ban to be extended

Residents and businesses in the Wellington suburb of Kilbirnie want the City Council to extend a liquor ban into their area. Many Kilbirnie residents say when the liquor ban was extended in 2010 to include nearby Newtown, it simply drove the problem...... Read More

Lucky long weekend for Lotto player

A Lotto player will be popping the champagne this long weekend after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning ticket was sold at Countdown Newtown in Wellington. Powerball was not struck this evening...... Read More

Porirua homicide, man arrested on drug charges

Wellington Police investigating the homicide of Sosiua Helotu Ula have arrested a man for drug offences. Police say this is connected to the incident during which Mr Ula sustained fatal injuries falling from a black Mercedes in Waitangirua...... Read More

All-day traffic jam causing chaos for truckers

About 300 trucks remain queued bumper-to-bumper north of Welllington, following a crash earlier this morning. State Highway 1 has been closed between Paekakariki and Grays Road at Mana all day after a truck carrying hazardous goods rolled shortly before...... Read More