$130,000 in cash, methamphetamine and firearms located inside vehicle after search in Ōtaki

$130,000 in cash, methamphetamine and firearms located inside vehicle after search in Ōtaki

Central District Police arrested one person after seizing methamphetamine and cash from a vehicle search in Ōtaki, Wednesday. The search happened at around 3.20pm where Police staff stopped a vehicle in the middle of the township — locating 300 grams of methamphetamine and $130,000 in cash. The person, a 35-year-old...

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Hōhepa Wellington celebrates opening of Spotswood House – video

Hōhepa Wellington celebrates opening of Spotswood House – video

Hōhepa Wellington, on July 31 celebrated the opening of Spotswood House, which was donated to them by Dorothy Spotswood and Mark Dunajtschik. The property was purchased for $1,000,000 and will allow for people with intellectual disabilities to have a home for generations to come. Sixty-five years ago, the Hōhepa Homes...

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Significant Potholes forming spark repairs slowing down Southbound traffic on State Highway 1, Ōtaki

Significant Potholes forming spark repairs slowing down Southbound traffic on State Highway 1, Ōtaki

A pothole that formed early Thursday morning caused significant trouble for motorists driving Southbound on State Highway 1, near the Ōtaki River Bridge. The biggest pothole formed prior to Ōtaki Gorge Road, including another smaller one further ahead. Higgins contractors were on site at about 7.30am to conduct repairs to...

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Utopia Rising book launch promotes positive outcomes for Ōtaki

Utopia Rising book launch promotes positive outcomes for Ōtaki

A book called Utopia Rising Ki Ahau — Count Me In launched in small-town Ōtaki, Saturday evening. Around 70 interested people showed up at the book launch event at Ōtaki Memorial Hall. Louise Ludlow wrote the book about bringing the community together and seeing the great things they are doing....

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Rescue Helicopter lands at Ōtaki Beach, Kāpiti Coast – video

Rescue Helicopter lands at Ōtaki Beach, Kāpiti Coast – video

A rescue Helicopter landed at Ōtaki Beach for a brief period of time, Thursday evening. The Helicopter circled the area and shortly after landed at around 5.30pm next to the Ōtaki Surf Lifesaving Club on Marine Parade. Just before 6pm it then took off and flew Northbound to Palmerston North...

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Rebel Business School tears up Rule Book in Kāpiti

Rebel Business School tears up Rule Book in Kāpiti

Over a 10 day period, Rebel Business School (previously known as PopUp Business School) covers 20 workshops that are structured to get participants ready so they can make their businesses and ideas thrive by tearing up the rule book together. It is free for members to attend and would not...

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Vehicle rolls over on State Highway 1, North of Ōtaki

Vehicle rolls over on State Highway 1, North of Ōtaki

Emergency services responded to a crash that occurred on State Highway 1, North of Ōtaki, Wednesday morning. It is understood that a vehicle rolled onto its roof near Forest Lakes shortly before 9am. Traffic was still free-flowing following the incident, but prior was put to a stop for emergency services...

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Multiple Emergency Services respond to crash on State Highway 1 South of Ōtaki

Multiple Emergency Services respond to crash on State Highway 1 South of Ōtaki

Multiple emergency services responded to a crash on State Highway 1 between Addington and Old Hautere Roads South of Ōtaki, Sunday evening. The crash occurred just after 4.45pm. It is believed that a vehicle had driven off the southbound lane and crashed over the bank of the railway lines across...

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Car crashes into Power Pole on Rangiuru Road near Ōtaki Beach – video

Car crashes into Power Pole on Rangiuru Road near Ōtaki Beach – video

Emergency services responded to reports of a crash that occurred near Ōtaki Beach on Thursday evening. The crash happened at around 6.30pm on Rangiuru Road, involving a white Suzuki Swift crashing into a power pole. One Fire and Emergency unit, St John Ambulance and two Police vehicles attended the scene....

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Akatarawa Road closed after Truck becomes stuck blocking Road near Reikorangi, Kāpiti Coast

Akatarawa Road closed after Truck becomes stuck blocking Road near Reikorangi, Kāpiti Coast

Kāpiti Coast District Council released a statement on Wednesday afternoon that Akatarawa Road near Reikorangi is blocked due to a truck becoming stuck. The incident occurred near the summit on the Kāpiti side at around 1pm, and assessments were underway at the time. Emergency services were also on site. It...

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