Police & Crime

Man fined and suspended for stealing drugs

A man has been fined, censured and suspended for stealing a "potentially dangerous drug" to help his partner's anxiety and insomnia. A man, identified only as a "health practitioner" in the ruling by the New Zealand Health Practitioners...... Read More

Police launch appeal after shotgun robbery

Hamilton Police are seeking the public's help in an attempt to identify a man who robbed the Heaphy Terrace Super Liquor Store on Friday night. The man, who was carrying what looked like a sawn-off shotgun, entered the store at around...... Read More

Three-car crash causing Wellington delays

Wellington Police are advising motorists travelling north to expect delays following a three-car crash on State Highway 1. The crash happened shortly after 5:20pm this evening, to the north of the Tawa on-ramp (north-bound). A police spokesperson...... Read More

Ferry firm pay $130,000 after wharf collision

An Auckland ferry company has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $90,000 after passengers were injured aboard a vessel that collided with Victoria wharf at Devonport. Fullers Group, who own the Auckland ferry Kea, pleaded guilty...... Read More

Have you seen these men?

Police are appealing for information from the public to help them locate three men. Whakatane Police Senior Sergeant Yvonne Parker says the following people have “absconded from their bail addresses”. Wainui Awatere The 23-year-old man...... Read More

Search continues for missing man Michael McGrath

Police are continuing to make extensive enquiries to locate missing Christchurch man Michael McGrath who was last seen on 21 May. Police have conducted a scene examination at his home in Halswell today, where Mr McGrath lives alone. They have...... Read More

Man attacked by dog and threatened by owners

A Mount Maunganui man has had salt poured on his wounds after being attacked by a dog and then threatened by its owners. The 64-year-old man, who has asked to remain anonymous, had been riding his bike at Blake Park on Maunganui Road at the time of...... Read More

Elderly woman assaulted in Porirua home

An elderly woman has been assaulted in her Porirua home. The assault was allegedly by a woman and came after a family custody-related incident at the house on Warspite Avenue on Friday night. A woman had left the house after the original incident, but...... Read More

Auckland drivers on alert ahead of king tide

Police are asking motorists in Auckland to avoid Tamaki Drive due to possible flooding. A king tide is expected this evening, with the peak of the tide likely at around 8:45pm. A police spokesperson says: "This event may cause flooding on Tamaki...... Read More

’Impaled’ man critically injured

A man who tried to scale a fence at the Manukau Institute of Technology in Auckland earlier this evening has suffered critical injuries. A fire service spokesman told Stuff the man was "impaled" before a bystander stepped in...... Read More