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Young offenders caught after Upper Hutt College burglaries

Three Upper Hutt teens are assisting Police with enquiries following several burglaries at Upper Hutt College.

Computer and CCTV equipment was stolen during three burglaries over the last two months and, on one occasion, the school was extensively tagged and covered in graffiti.

Youth week activities and Youthline Street Appeal 2018

The Annual Street Appeal Collection is one of Youthline Wellington’s biggest events of the year. It is essential for promoting our services to young people and raising much needed funds to keep the organisation running.

Adventure Therapy expert to speak in Dunedin

Professor Michael Gass, an international expert in the field of adventure therapy, will deliver a public lecture at Otago Polytechnic’s Sargood Centre on Wednesday 21 May (5.30-7pm).

Teacher shortages worst since surveys began - PPTA

An annual survey of secondary school principals has found that schools right around the country are experiencing significant teacher shortages, worse than last year’s results and in some cases, worse than ever before.

Appeal over renewal of alcohol licence for Tokoroa’s Pockets 8 Ball Club

Tokoroa’s ‘Feed Families Not Pokies Inc’ chairperson Colin Bridle, is appealing a decision made by the South Waikato District Council’s District Licensing Committee over the renewal of an alcohol license for Pockets 8 Ball Club Pool Lounge, at 42 Mannering Street Tokoroa.

Contract good news for Wellington commuters

Work to improve services for Wellington commuters passed an important milestone today (MONDAY) with the signing of a $49 million contract to replace the overhead line system that supplies power to Metlink’s commuter trains on the Hutt Line.

Whiti Te Rā to open at Pātaka

The story of Ngāti Toa and Ka Mate is coming home.

Whiti Te Rā: The Story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira ran in Te Papa for more than two years, but has been set up at Porirua’s Pātaka Art + Museum and opens on 27 May.

It will be in place at Pātaka for four years.

Police name Kaimai crash victim

Police can now release the name of the motorcyclist who died following a crash on SH29 yesterday.

He was 58-year-old Paul Garratt Butcher from Pyes Pa, Tauranga.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

The Serious Crash Unit investigation is ongoing.

Two hundred secondary school girls experience ICT in the Capital

Today 200 secondary school girls converged in the Capital at Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity to experience ICT for the day as part of ShadowTech.

The Wellington ShadowTech is the first in a nationwide series of technology-focused events up and down the country.

Alerting systems to be tested

Bay of Plenty residents are being asked to make sure they are subscribed to receive Civil Defence alerts before the Bay of Plenty CDEM group tests its systems on Thursday morning.