16 May 2023

Wellington mayor on hostel fire

From Midday Report, 12:43 pm on 16 May 2023

As many as 10 people are dead after a fire broke out overnight at the Loafers Lodge hostel in Wellington. Emergency services were alerted to the fire at the 92 bed-hostel in Newtown just after midnight. Wellington mayor Tory Whanau was at the scene early this morning.