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Posts Tagged ‘ police ’

Speed, crank, ice, uppers, meth – Salvos issue warning

Feb 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

In their 10th annual report on social and economic issues that need addressing, the Salvation Army fears the rise of meth. SARAH McMULLAN reports.



Police are people too – on and off the beat

Nov 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

The cops sometimes get a bad rap. LAURA WILTSHIRE went along for a ride along and saw the human side



WATCH: Arrests at weapons expo

Oct 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Police have arrested a number of protesters outside Westpac Stadium for blocking a roadway leading into a weapons expo. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.



Police deploying more officers to high risk areas across region

Apr 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Police resources are being moved away from community based constables in areas such as Porirua.



Police take tough line on summer speedsters

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Security beefed up following Ashburton shootings

Sep 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Students want co-ordinated response to sex assaults

May 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, IN DEPTH, Lead Story, News

Ongoing sex assaults prompt student call for safer pathways around Wellington city.



Police focus on frontline with new response manager

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: News

20-year veteran joins Porirua city police.



Inner-city Wellingtonians urged to get to know neighbours

Nov 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Get to know your neighbours was the message at the Neighbourhood support meeting on November 4



Liquor ban still on agenda for people in Brooklyn

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Antics of Newtown commuter cited for ban to be extended to town centre.



Traffic cones prove popular targets for pranksters

Sep 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News

Taken from work-sites all over the city, traffic cones are appearing in unreachable locations. PAUL ORDISH reports.



Wellington dairies take notice of new psychoactive substances law

Jul 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Twenty of 23 dairies visited admitted they used to sell they “legal highs”, but the have stopped.



Bennett agrees to fund sexual abuse helpline after public pressure

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Petition signed by 12,000 moves Government to save sexual abuse helpline.



Hutt crack down on drivers using cell phones

Nov 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

THE HUTT City Council is backing a week long crack down by police on the use of cell phones while driving from today. Any driver caught using their phone will face an $80 fine and 20 demerit points. Hutt Valley police area commander Shane Cotter says the crackdown is intended to refocus drivers’ attention on the matter.



Porirua neighbourhood police team turns one

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

PORIRUA’S NEIGHBOURHOOD policing team are celebrating their one year anniversary this week, a year where prevention before the problem has proved the all difference. Senior Constable Robert Gregory says there has been a lot of success in the past year, with crime rates and graffiti in and around the community dropping. Robert Gregory says they […]



Community urged to stop violence on elderly

Oct 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

VIOLENCE TOWARDS elderly people is becoming a lot more common, but the community can stop this problem before it gets worse. Porirua’s Senior Constable Robert Gregory says a lot of old people are targeted because they live alone, but the problem could be eliminated by building a close knit community.



Newswire brings light to frustrated Lyall Bay

Jul 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

After four weeks complaints about dark, call from media gets action.



Aotea College bus crash being investigated

Jul 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

College Principal commends composure of all involved.



CCTV cameras set to replace street patrols

Apr 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Walkwise patrol faces funding cuts as contract comes up for renewal.



Stereotypes rule – how media misses the real news in sex work

Mar 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News, Student Features

Sex workers and academics say media inability to look past myths hinders inquiry into real issues, reports TESSA JOHNSTONE.



May may be new date for Martinborough fair

Mar 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Cancellation not well handled, according to some stall-holders.



Taggers target cars near Island Bay skate park

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Victims link park graffiti to those who sprayed damaged cars.



Theft won’t rob Wayne of American dream

Sep 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wayne Teutenberg will soon set off on a six month mission.



Samoan flashmob haka call for Lambton Quay

Sep 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News, Sport

A Facebook inspired Manu Samoan flash mob haka may involve more than 700 participants taking over part of Wellington’s top retail street at lunchtime tomorrow.

Organisers are hoping to get at least 50 people performing two hours before Samoa plays Namibia. JOSH HYDE reports



Hollaback launch artist knows fear of harassment

Aug 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Wellington violence sites begin to build up on website map



Death-defying jaywalkers play on minds of city bus drivers

Aug 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Uncategorized

BUS drivers begin each day afraid they might kill someone, says their union. NATALIE FINNIGAN reports.



Otis Frizzell joins street art campaign

Jul 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Police launch new campaign in Cuba St’s Left Bank.



World turns Twitter in crisis

Feb 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Twitter users worldwide have been turning to the social media site to form a global community during the Christchurch earthquake disaster. Increasingly media outlets were releasing their upcoming headlines prior to running their stories on the web and members of the public were rallying for support or seeking lost loved ones. The most used hashtag […]



QUAKE day 4: Death toll tops 100

Feb 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

No survivors were rescued overnight and the death toll has risen to more than 100.



QUAKE Day 3: Toll rises

Feb 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

The official death toll is 76 and expected to rise as search and rescue teams move into the suburbs.



QUAKE Day 2: Survivor recovery

Feb 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Work went on all day to rescue people from numerous Christchurch buildings.



QUAKE Day 1: Many feared dead

Feb 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Day 1 coverage: Multiple fatalities are feared following a shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake which struck Christchurch early this afternoon.



VIDEO: Council tackles graffiti vandalism

Dec 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Graffiti not just police or council problem, says Mendonca.



Swarm of cleaners to hit region’s coastline

Dec 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

More than 2000 volunteers sign up for Love Your Coast project



Patrollers needed to help curb suburban crime

Nov 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Big turnout at Kilbirnie meeting called by police.



Police inquiry into students awaits auditor

Nov 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Audit will show if action needed, say police.



Heroic Hutt cop makes news back home

Oct 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Scottish press feature Lower Hutt constable’s harbour rescue.



Protesters warn about Big Brother looming

Oct 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Fear of Search and Surveillance Bill brings activists to streets.



More Hutt cyclists in accidents despite their safe riding

Oct 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Hutt cyclists get a tick for their safe behaviour – but the number in accidents has risen over time, reports NICOLE BENNIK.



Petone police seeking volunteers for community patrols

Oct 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Similar voluntary groups have helped cut crime rates elsewhere in New Zealand, reports NICOLE BENNIK.



Capital awash with Orange Day patrollers

Sep 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Annual parade celebrates road safety and school patrollers



Bangkok gay life inspires short film

Sep 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Web opens doors for film-makers like Andy Boreham.



Unwelcome visitors’ trail of evidence at Bank

Aug 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington arcade gets more than its fair share of tagging.



Residents chip away at tunnel bylaw plan

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Search for a safer Mt Vic tunnel hasn’t hit bedrock yet.



The anatomy of a Saturday late night suburban car crash

Jul 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

‘His parking needs some work,’ the fireman said to JOSIE GLASSON after her neighbourhood peace was broken by a crash.



Men four times more likely to be nabbed

Jun 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Offending still ‘a young man’s game’, says Statistics NZ



Sea burial a first for Wellington Coastguard

Jun 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Coastguard radio operator buried at sea off Wellington coast.



Dawn service for slain Napier policeman

May 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Memorial for Len Snee at Napier Police Station.



Wellington boy racers find ways round police crackdown

May 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Picture story

Wellington’s boy racers have caught on to strategies being used by police in their attempts to shut down the local drag racing circuit, reports SARAH CULLEN.



Armed police respond to brothel callout

Feb 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Two men confronted staff at central city parlour.



City bomb scare just a forgotten suitcase

Feb 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Mystery package causes commuter delays.



No sausages or bread for royal hospital visit

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Prince William gets adoring fans with no sign of a BBQ



Aro Valley truck crash snaps power pole

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Police divert traffic in Aro St to clean up destroyed power lines.



Website breaches court name suppression

Aug 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

High-profile political figure outed on a watchdog website.



Cemetery twice attacked after police delay

Aug 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Police should have acted sooner on vandalism, says family.



Authentic voices: It’s NOT the economy, stupid

Nov 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features

What are the big issues this election? LAURA FRYKBERG and JENNY MEYER cut through the spin and talked to Kiwi workers to find out.



Dob in a tagger and earn $100 from police

Oct 31st, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Police widen successful programme to catch taggers.



Anti-fascist rally turns nasty when front arrives

Oct 26th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, Picture story

Banter turned to angry rhetoric at National Front Parliament rally.



Streets near Wellington schools may try 40kph limit

Sep 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

A lower speed limit around schools in Christchurch and Hamilton is likely to be tried in Wellington – and Owhiro Bay School is keen to be first, reports KRISTINA KEOGH.



Wellington railway track death sixth in three years

Aug 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Rail track death experience never leaves train drivers.



Police ‘very pleased with everyone’ at protest

Jul 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Traffic ran smoothly through the Wellington CBD earlier today as truck drivers sent a convoy down the motorway to protest outside Parliament. Excellent co-operation from the public was cited as the main reason why the protest did not cause too many traffic delays, say police. Kaye Calder, Wellington Police spokesperson, says they had encouraged commuters […]