Wellington

Person dies after being hit by train

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a train in Upper Hutt. Emergency services were called to Stream Grove in Heretaunga at 9.21am. "The pedestrian died at the scene," confirms a police spokesperson. "Police are working with Transdev...... Read More

Kāpiti councillor on trial for indecent assault

A Kāpiti Coast district councillor accused of indecently rubbing himself against a council staffer is on trial in the Wellington District Court. David Scott, 71, is facing one charge of indecent assault. Crown prosecutor Kate Feltham told the court...... Read More

Person hit by train

A person has been hit by a train in the Upper Hutt area. Police say they are attending a "serious incident in Heretaunga".. "Emergency services were called to Stream Grove at 9.21am following a report a pedestrian had been...... Read More

Fuel prices hit record in Wellington, South Island

Fuel prices have hit record highs in parts of the country. The cost of 91 octane in Wellington and the South Island hit $2.30 a litre last week, beating the previous high set in 2013. Crude oil prices have been rising globally while the New Zealand...... Read More

Plane lands safely at Tauranga Airport

UPDATED 9.18PM: The plane seen circling Tauranga Airport tonight has landed safely. A reporter at the scene says the plane landed about five minutes ago, with no drama. The plane, which was inbound from Wellington, had been circling the airport following...... Read More

Wellington crash victim described as ’cheeky’ boy

The family of Bailey Patmore - a boy killed will in the put of a car which crashed in Wellington - have spoken out. The 15-year-old died near Wellington and had been travelling in the boot of a stolen car. Kelly McKnight, Bailey's mother,...... Read More

Wellington cathedral deemed earthquake prone

A central Wellington cathedral has been deemed earthquake prone - but is allowed to stay open for now. Engineers have told the Sacred Heart Cathedral it meets less than 33 percent of the new building standard. The 117-year-old cathedral has been evaluated...... Read More

Information sought on two Waikato crimes

Police are seeking help from the public after a robbery and attempted robbery at two separate locations in the Waikato this morning. At around 5am, three men with weapons forced their way into Z Energy on Wairere Drive in Hamilton. The attendant managed...... Read More

Submitters show passion for improvements

Riverlink, resilience, climate change, recreational activities, house and homelessness, these are just some of many discussion points which have come from passionate submitters in Lower Hutt. Hutt City Council’s Community Plan Committee has heard...... Read More

Teenager named in Wellington crash

A teenager who died following a crash in Wellington can now be named. Bailey Patmore, 15, from Cannons Creek in Porirua died when the car he was driving crashed just south of the Tawa interchange. Five others were also injured during the...... Read More