Police & Crime

One dead in Rotorua crash

One person has died following a crash involving a car and a logging truck near Rotorua this evening. The emergency services were alerted to the incident on Ash Pit Road, Rerewhakaaitu in the Bay of Plenty at 6:53pm. A police spokesperson...... Read More

’Without a doubt’ road toll linked to cuts

Nearly 100 dedicated road police positions have been cut in the past five years, while the road toll rose 50 percent in the same period. There are still more than 100 road policing vacancies despite a targeted multimillion-dollar payment in April to...... Read More

Man assaulted after condemning racist abuse

Wanaka Police are appealing for sightings of black Mazda ute after an assault at Puzzling World on Saturday afternoon. Detective Alan Lee says the assault happened at around 3:30pm. "Three men assaulted an Australian tourist when he intervened...... Read More

Police increase search for Panmure attackers

Auckland City Police have launched an appeal for information regarding the attackers who left a number of people injured in the south-eastern suburb of Panmure over the weekend. In a statement released a short time ago, Detective...... Read More

Alexandra crash victim named

Police can now name the woman who was killed in a crash in Alexandra on Friday January 19. She was 85-year-old Valerie May McGrath of Alexandra. In a police statement released today, a spokesperson has apologised for their initial comments. “Police...... Read More

Fatal Dunedin house fire

Police are working with Fire and Emergency New Zealand to determine the cause of a fatal house fire in Wesley Street, Dunedin this morning. Emergency services were called to the fire at around 5.20am. "Tragically, we found two occupants deceased...... Read More

Man critically injured in Christchurch stabbing

A man has been critically injured following an assault in the Christhurch area. Detective Senior Sergeant Leairne Dow says police are investigating the assault at an address on Picton Ave, Riccarton, around 1pm. "The man is believed to have...... Read More

Motorcyclist critically injured in crash

A motorcyclist is in critical condition in hospital following a high speed crash. Emergency services, including the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, was called to the crash in Mangatawhiri on Sunday. A spokespersons for the rescue chopper says they...... Read More

SH2 to close after truck rolls in gorge

Police are advising motorists to expect delays after a truck rolled earlier this morning in the Karangahake Gorge. There are delays on State Highway 2, and police say it’s likely the road will be closed for a number of hours when a crane arrives...... Read More

Man charged following Kaikohe death

A man has been charged with manslaughter following death of a 58-year-old man. Police enquiries have continued into the death Christopher Vujcich, who died following an incident in Kaikohe on Friday evening. A post-mortem examination was conducted...... Read More