Wellington Central Library: to strengthen or demolish, split decisions

Wellington Central Library: to strengthen or demolish, split decisions

The Wellington City Council will be voting on whether to strengthen or build a new Central Library for the city on the coming Wednesday (October 28). The Wednesday debate starts at 9:30 am, and includes the officers’ advice to remediate the building to the highest level, Option C — the...

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Police seek Matthew Kidman who has a number of warrants for his arrest

Police seek Matthew Kidman who has a number of warrants for his arrest

Police are seeking to find Matthew Kidman, aged 40, who has a number of warrants for his arrest. He could be in the South Island or in the wider Wellington area Police say. Matthew Kidman is considered dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone who sees him is asked to...

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Helen Cartwright wants to see innovation for Porirua

Helen Cartwright wants to see innovation for Porirua

Integrity Party Leader/Candidate for Mana Helen Cartwright says that Porirua has been forgotten and she wants to work with reducing child poverty in the region along with fixing a lot of other issues. “It seems like we’ve been forgotten here in Porirua,” With the strong background that Helen has, of...

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Police seize 500g of Methamphetamine during Martinborough search warrant

Police seize 500g of Methamphetamine during Martinborough search warrant

Wellington District Police have seized about 500g of methamphetamine, cash and a gun during a search warrant at a Martinborough property today. The methamphetamine seized has a street value of approx $400,000. A 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were arrested today for possession of methamphetamine for supply and unlawful...

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Mike ILES interviewed on Mana Electorate during It’s In The Ballot event

Mike ILES interviewed on Mana Electorate during It’s In The Ballot event

ATTICA Mana Candidate Mike ILES was interviewed during break time at an event called It’s In The Ballot where candidates from an electorate come together and pick numbers out of boxes with a hidden question that they all must answer. Mr ILES says that the traffic problem in the town...

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Police launch investigation after unexplained death of a man, Lower Hutt

Police launch investigation after unexplained death of a man, Lower Hutt

Police have launched a homicide investigation following an unexplained death of a man in Lower Hutt overnight. Police we called to a report of an assault at an address on Burke Grove shortly before 11 pm in Naenae. The man was pronounced dead at the scene after attempts to revive...

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Activists dump buckets of Coal at Straterra Wellington offices

Activists dump buckets of Coal at Straterra Wellington offices

Angry activists disrupted a mining conference at Straterra early this morning, dumping buckets of coal in their central Wellington offices. Oil-Free Wellington says that ‘this was salt in the wound for Straterra’ – forcing Straterra to cancel their annual conference due to the direct operation planned by the Stop the...

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Light magnitude 3.6 Earthquake shakes Wellington, felt by over 11,100 people

Light magnitude 3.6 Earthquake shakes Wellington, felt by over 11,100 people

A magnitude 3.6 Earthquake shook Wellington and surrounding areas on Tuesday evening at around 10:15 pm. The earthquake was located 5 km east of Wellington and had a depth of 26 km according to Geonet. The shaking intensity was light. An evening shake for those in the Wellington region tonight...

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Road cleared after large tree falls across Lambton Quay

Road cleared after large tree falls across Lambton Quay

A large tree fell over in Lambton Quay, Central Wellington earlier today at around 12:40 pm. The southbound lane was blocked which prevented traffic using the road. Source: CC/ Nicky Lynch Source: CC/ Nicky Lynch No one was hurt when the tree fell but many people in the surrounding area...

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Mattress blocks SH1 Urban Motorway, Wellington

Mattress blocks SH1 Urban Motorway, Wellington

NZTA (New Zealand Transport Agency) announced this morning at around 9:20 am that a mattress blocked a lane on the Urban Motorway, Wellington. The mattress blocked the right lane prior to Aotea Quay going northbound. Traffic was directed to slow down and use the left bound lanes. The right bound...

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