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Fire fighters put out a fire that engulfed a bus at the Stokes Valley bus depot (Cnr of Stokes Valley Road and Kamahi Road) on Friday afternoon.
The fire was in an engine compartment of the bus and no one was injured or on board at the time.
The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew a seriously injured man from Stokes Valley on Christmas eve.
The 36 year old Stokes Valley man fell approximately 4 metres off of a deck onto concrete at his home around 6 pm. He was initially knocked unconscious from the fall.
The Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics who responded to the scene requested the helicopter to transport the man when he was found to be suffering from head injuries.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter landed in a small park near the mans home and transported him to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department.
He is currently being assessed and treated in the emergency department.
via NZ Police
Last Thursday night a Stokes Valley kohanga reo (Maori language school) was been badly damaged in what police say is a suspicious fire.
Lower Hutt CIB said today they wanted to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area at the time.
Photos and other details here courtesy of Hutt ValleyFire Police Unit.
Lower Hutt Police are seeking sightings of a red or maroon Mazda Astina 4 door liftback vehicle believed to be linked to an overnight home invasion in Stokes Valley.
The vehicle had been stolen from the lower level of the Westpac Stadium car park during business hours on Wednesday 11 November. At about 10.00 last evening Police discovered the car burning in the car park of Taita Bowling Club. An examination of the vehicle will take place today.
Also anyone noticing any suspicious behaviour around the Taita Bowling Club within the same time periods as the assault occurred.
Please contact the Lower Hutt Police Station with details