Wellington live, May 27: bus cancellations, vaccination delays and jazz

Pacific Peoples Minister Aupito Sio gets vaccinated in South Auckland


Pacific Peoples Minister Aupito Sio gets vaccinated in South Auckland

Hello Wellington. I’m Bill Hickman, last minute reporter, and I’ll keep you posted on what’s happening around Wellington and the area.

1:45 p.m. The car catches fire on the Tinakori exit ramp

A burning car blocked traffic after colliding with another vehicle in an apparent road rage incident just off State Highway 1 at around 11:45 a.m.

A witness said The Dominion Post he saw a car sprayed with flammable liquid before the car caught fire shortly before noon.

Police said there were no injuries as a result of the incident and investigations are underway to determine the circumstances of the fire.

10:30 am: Stabbing near Masterton, two young people interviewed

A man was hospitalized after being stabbed in a rural area near Masterton on Wednesday afternoon.

The man received a single chest injury in the incident and was airlifted to Wellington Hospital where he was in stable condition.

Detective Sergeant Barry Bysouth said two young people were taken into custody for questioning.

8:45 am: Two car crash on Johnsonville Porirua Expressway

Northbound traffic is delayed on the Johnsonville and Ngauranga Gorge ramp due to a two-car crash on the Johnsonville Porirua Expressway at around 8 a.m.

Police said contractors were about to clear vehicles from the scene.

No injuries have been reported at this point.

8:30 am: All that Jazz in the capital

The complete schedule of the Wellington Jazz Festival programming is in your Dominion Post today. Filled with more than 100 concerts, the festival will fill the bars and restaurants of the capital from June 9 to 13.

The calendar includes a voucher for shows in the St Peter’s series, so buy your tickets now and plan your long jazz weekend.

Life On Planet Groove performs at Rogue à Vagabond.

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Life On Planet Groove performs at Rogue à Vagabond.

8:00 am: Thursday evening is a great night for lovers of Wellington live music

Fall Butler and Muroki Tour lands in San Fran.

NZ Musician describes The Butlers as “an eclectic soul vibe that works”.

Raglan muso Muroki is a young Kiwi artist who, via Benee, captured Sir Elton John’s attention with his silky, rhythmic grooves.

– Retro power pop quartet from the 90s Soda releases its second album Nineteen Ninety Seven at Meow in Edward st.

-Lucy Smyth, Wellington-based singer-songwriter, hits the headlines a night of alternative electronic rock at Moon in Newtown with Horn and Zö.

Award-winning duo – Gillian Boucher (can) and Bob Mcneill will perform tonight at the Thistle Inn for fans of folk and Celtic music.

You can find event information and links for tickets at Under the radar.

7:30 a.m .: Metlink cancellations

Metlink posted ten bus cancellations at 7.20am this morning. Train service operates on schedule at this time.

Find Metlink Alerts here.

Weather in Wellington: the capital repeats the beautiful and clear conditions of yesterday

Clear northerly winds with frost in sheltered areas. MetService is forecasting a high of 14 degrees centigrade with clouds expected towards the evening.

The Dominion Post front page: Stress of waiting on Pfizer begins to manifest

Opinion: Stuff political editor Luke Malpass says the stress and strain of addiction to a large multinational corporation that cannot produce vaccines quickly enough to meet demand is starting to show up in the country’s immunization schedule. government.

Blood supermoon

Did you see the super blood moon that appeared in the sky last night? Show us your photos by sending them to newstips@stuff.co.nz.

The moon rises at 4:40 p.m. over the fortress above Moa Point, Wellington, ahead of a much anticipated super blood moon.


The moon rises at 4:40 p.m. over the fortress above Moa Point, Wellington, ahead of a much anticipated super blood moon.

Waikato DHB hack escalates into national crisis

A crisis meeting of senior government officials is due to be held in Wellington as the Waikato District Health Board struggles to recover from a crippling hack into its computer systems.

Eighty electric vehicle charging stations on the way to Hutt and Wellington City

For residents of the City of Wellington and The Hutt, driving an electric vehicle is about to get easier, with over 80 new chargers on the cards over the next five years.

Wellington City Council has make a call for a business to find, install and operate electric vehicle charging stations in the two cities.

There were currently 3,000 electric vehicles in the greater Wellington area, but only 30 charging stations in the city of Wellington. Of these, only 14 were fast chargers, capable of fully charging a car in less than an hour, while slow chargers took 5-6 hours.

Remutaka Hill Rd Closures

Resilience work to improve the resilience of the Remutaka Hill Road is ongoing. The road will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. until May 28.

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