Police & Crime

UPDATE: Man critical after setting himself on fire

UPDATE 7:30pm: Police say they have no idea why a man set himself on fire in the grounds of Parliament this afternoon. Ambulances, the fire service and police were all called shortly before 4pm when a man was seen burning near the Richard Seddon...... Read More

Police receive good response in murder case

Police have revealed they have taken a number of calls from the public following an episode of Police Ten 7 last month which highlighted the murder of Roma Joseph in the Waikato town of Tirau earlier this year.  Operation Tranship was...... Read More

Genetics cause youth obesity

A new study shows that genes and the environment may be the cause for youth obesity. New evidence from New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand shows how genes and the environment may interact to promote obesity. The...... Read More

Scrap metal thieves arrested

Two people have been arrested in relation to a burglary in the Whakati Industrial Park over the weekend. On Sunday two offenders broke into one of the premises and stole a large amount of items, including over 300kgs of scrap metal and 600 bottles...... Read More

Five people arrested for Castlepoint burglary

Five people have been arrested for burglary, following reports of suspicious behaviour from Castlepoint residents. At 3:15am today, a member of the public contacted police to report a possible burglary. The resident had seen a number of people moving...... Read More

Road closures in Kelston due to house fire

Police are in attendance at a house fire in Archibald Road, Kelston. The road has been partially blocked off. "As schools are about to finish for the day, Police have asked students from the following schools to make their way to Police cordons...... Read More

Woman killed in Christchurch crash named

Police are now in a position to release the name of the woman who died following a crash on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Christchurch on Monday, September 18. She was 86-year-old Eileen Margaret Pearce. "Police’s thoughts are with Mrs Pearce’s...... Read More

Man wanted on drug charges

Nelson Bays Police are seeking 35-year-old Kurt Walsh, who has multiple warrants to arrest for drug, theft and wilful damage charges. Walsh moves frequently around the district, but he is currently believed to be somewhere between the West Coast and...... Read More

Scooter rider killed in Northland crash

A crash between a scooter and pizza delivery vehicle has left one person dead in the Northland area. Police are appealing to the public for anyone who may have witnessed a crash at the intersection of Dent and Norfolk Streets in Whangarei last night. At...... Read More

Naughty calves up pasture bed time

A Paeroa Police officer is reminding drivers about safety on rural roads in an amusing update on social media. Paeroa Constable Jacinda Karaitiana has given an insight into what a common night shift looks like to her, in a post on the Waikato Police...... Read More