Transport

Police identify missing man over-board May 27, 2024 Police have identified the man who is missing after reportedly going over-board on a Wellington ferry last week. The East By West ferry was travelling… ...
Look up. Look out! Metlink gets behind road safety week May 22, 2024 Metlink is getting behind Road Safety Week (20-26 May) by drawing attention to the collective responsibility of keeping each other safe on the road. Road Safety week… ...
Kelly Fox – on the run with Traffic News May 19, 2024 Kelly Fox is literally making massive inroads into the world of Traffic and Social Media. Affable, quick witted and good humoured, Kelly tackled one of… ...
Crash site – ELECTRA restoring power when safe May 8, 2024 Electra report that Fault staff have been able to make a temporary cut in the 11kV line in Mcleavey Road. “We will be able to… ...
Police Name release: Fatal Crash on Lethbridge Street May 6, 2024 Police can now name the driver of a vehicle who died following a crash involving a car and a parked truck-trailer at around 10.15pm on… ...
Update – second death from fatal incident, Ōtaki May 4, 2024 A passenger in the ute that crashed in Ōtaki last week has died in Wellington Hospital yesterday, Friday 3 May. Acting Area Commander Inspector Clifford… ...

Extra care on roads with heavy rain warning May 1, 2024 MetService says the district will is in for heavy rainfall and anyone out and about driving after 8pm should take care. The watch was issued… ...
Police seek driver who came to hit-and-run victim’s aid May 1, 2024 Police investigating a hit-and-run in Wellington are still trying to locate the motorist who stopped to help. The victim was a short distance from home… ...
Car Crash Commercial hits its target April 17, 2024 A third (34%) of drivers who had been involved in an accident said driver distraction was the cause. Poor weather conditions (14%) and reckless/dangerous driving (11%) rounded… ...
Two-way traffic returns to Waikanae Bridge (April 14, 2024) NZTA Waka Kotahi have removed the southbound closure on Waikanae Bridge and opening it back up to two-way traffic. NZTA’s Emma Speight, Director Regional Relationships… ...
110km/h – NZTA plans to increase speed on Kapiti Expressway (April 9, 2024) The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) will begin consultation this month on raising speed limits for the Kāpiti Expressway to 110km/h. “Boosting economic growth and productivity… ...
Easter Road Deaths – police urge extra care (March 30, 2024) Inspector Craig McKay is urging drivers to show extra caution driving over the Easter weekend following a series of fatality and serious injury accidents.  "We… ...
Government cuts see hike in public transport fares (March 26, 2024) Fare changes are coming soon for passengers aged 24 and under, following the government’s decision to withdraw funding for age-based concessions. Adding to a cost-of-living… ...
Metlink’s Airport Express set to break 2023 patronage record (March 17, 2024) Eight months since Metlink’s Airport Express exceeded forecast demand, latest patronage figures indicate a new record is poised to be set. 364,191 trips were recorded on… ...
Shared path over Waikanae River taking shape (March 1, 2024) This week contractors completed four of five crane lifts at the Waikanae Bridge on old State Highway 1. The clip-ons, made of lightweight composite materials,… ...
Man arrested following car break-ins across Kapiti Coast (February 13, 2024) Police have arrested a 34-year-old man following a spate of car break-ins across the Kapiti Coast. A search warrant was executed and further enquiries following… ...
Waikanae Bridge protest calls for action (January 22, 2024) Otaki MP Tim Costley addressed a crowd protesting the closure of the southern lane across the Waikanae Bridge which is planned to be in place… ...
Kapiti says no to Clip On traffic Chaos (January 21, 2024) By KCNews reporters Kapiti Coasters have had a hectic time of it over the last few years with major disruptions from roadworks and the saga… ...
Cops nail burnout hoons (January 19, 2024) Four people have had their vehicles seized by police after burnout incidents in the Ōtaki area. Each of the four had their vehicle impounded for… ...
Excuses, excuses: New Police campaign no laughing matter (December 8, 2023) When it comes to speeding our Highway Patrol officers have heard it all, literally. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx8RJaoVN0M From stuck jandals to stressed out dogs, lead foot motorists… ...
Bus Driver Appreciation Day: Meet Sandy (November 16, 2023) This Bus Driver Appreciation Day, Metlink is celebrating the drivers who pull out all the stops for its network. Everyone needs a reason to get… ...
Steam Inc and the Semi Circle Rail Cruise (October 17, 2023) This diesel hauled train will run from Wellington, heading north along the western coastline picking up passengers at Porirua, Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Otaki, Levin, Palmerston… ...
Breaking: Car Ablaze on Highway South of Otaki (October 2, 2023) A vehicle has erupted in flames just south of Otaki, leading to anticipated delays for motorists traveling south on the Highway. Both Police and Fire… ...
Charges following motorway protest (September 8, 2023) Restore Passenger Rail protesters caused major disruption to the capital's commuter traffic today, this time atop a gantry above State Highway 1. The remaining protester… ...
Arrests made and charges laid as Police target organised crime group (September 2, 2023) Wellington Police have charged 11 people for their roles in a syndicate allegedly responsible for supplying the class A controlled drug methamphetamine. Detective Senior Sergeant… ...
Police appealing for witnesses to fatal Ōtaki crash (August 24, 2023) A person died in a two-vehicle crash in Ōtaki last Friday. Police are appealing for witnesses. The crash, involving two vehicles, occurred on Mill Rd,… ...
‘Bureaucratic madness’ – Te Horo waits 12 years for a bus (August 22, 2023) By Ian Carson The lack of any bus service is frustrating Te Horo locals who see the 290 bus between Waikanae and Ōtaki cruising past… ...
Jail for dangerous drink-driver (August 16, 2023) A 42-year-old driver with a “menacing driving history” has been jailed for drink-driving in a fashion that made him a danger and risk to all… ...
Kapiti – the good old days (August 11, 2023) This photo features an A40 Devon at what was then the Paraparaumu Ramp Service Station. Locals may recognise this as the area where Boat City… ...