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War and 'P'-eace

Ahead of expected changes to the Meth Action Plan, Detective Superintendent Virginia Le Bas says a "war" on P and gangs ...

Top cop pleads with NZ not to buy into "out of control hype" or wage war on country's meth problem.

Ideas welcome on cycleway

Wellington City Council growth and partnerships manager Phil Becker and Island Bay Residents' Association president ...

Wellington City Council is putting the future of the Island Bay cycleway in residents' hands.

Break-in at central city church

Antique embroidered vestments, similar to this design, have been stolen from St Peter's.

Embroidered vestments more than 100 years old have been stolen from St Peter's.

Five-car crash in Hutt

An NZTA picture after the crash on Friday evening.

"There's a large queue of traffic building," police say after five-car crash reported near Belmont.

Capital cat curfew canned

Wellington City Council has decided not to enforce a cat curfew as part of its new animal bylaw.

But council gets Gareth Morgan's backing as it continues to push for microchipping.

Asbestos dug out near school

A specialist asbestos removal team remove traces of the dangerous material from a central Newtown, Wellington building ...

Workers made a dangerous find while digging outside a Wellington school.

Drones v pea weevils

Crop surveying can be done with fixed-wing drones such as this Gatewing X100 drone.

Experts say aerial technology could be a vital weapon against biosecurity threats.

Investors hot on Porirua 'not welcome'

St Luke's Church in Linkwater was put up for sale last year.

Cannons Creek tops property investor list - but not all are happy.

Wellington

War and 'P'-eace

Ahead of expected changes to the Meth Action Plan, Detective Superintendent Virginia Le Bas says a "war" on P and gangs ...

Top cop pleads with NZ not to buy into "out of control hype" or wage war on country's meth problem.

Ideas welcome on cycleway

Wellington City Council growth and partnerships manager Phil Becker and Island Bay Residents' Association president ...

Wellington City Council is putting the future of the Island Bay cycleway in residents' hands.

Wairarapa

Drones v pea weevils

Crop surveying can be done with fixed-wing drones such as this Gatewing X100 drone.

Experts say aerial technology could be a vital weapon against biosecurity threats.

Super district on the cards

The Wairarapa landscape, politically-speaking, could be set to change.

The super-city idea could make way for a super-district in the Wellington region.

Porirua

Investors hot on Porirua 'not welcome'

St Luke's Church in Linkwater was put up for sale last year.

Cannons Creek tops property investor list - but not all are happy.

Fighting for girl power

Seen here with Latu Talu, head coach of the gym Simone Harris is the first female coach in Billy Graham's boxing academy..

If boxing can help at-risk boys, why not girls too? Simone Harris means to find out.

Kapiti

Judge clears way for kids' camp

The house where Stand Children's Services wants to set up a children's village.

Court rejects arguments against a children's village in a well-to-do neighbourhood.

Social houses on the block

Housing New Zealand tenant Lyle Walker and his daughter Amy Walker, 2, at their Otaki home.

Plans to sell hundreds of state and council homes north of Wellington have tenants worried.

Hutt Valley

Five-car crash in Hutt

An NZTA picture after the crash on Friday evening.

"There's a large queue of traffic building," police say after five-car crash reported near Belmont.

Mauling victim killed in crash

Scott Dalziell in 2001.

Former Lower Hutt councillor Scott Dalziell was attacked while campaigning in 2001.

Hawke's Bay

Prison contraband arrests

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L-R:  Razor wire or razor ribbon on the perimeter fence.
The Arohata Women's Prison ...

Four men are accused of trying to get drugs over the wire into Hawke's Bay prison.

Members mourn closure of pool

The Greendale Swim Club will lose its pool at Taradale Primary School in December due to structural issues.

"It's not just a pool, it's more to us than just concrete, solar panels and chlorinated water."

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