Police & Crime

UPDATE: Tongariro Alpine Crossing trampers return safely

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was able to uplift all four trampers and all LandSAR volunteers today from Oturere Hut, thanks to clear weather conditions. The woman has been assessed by paramedics and taken to Taupo Hospital for further...... Read More

State Highway 85 closed - Between Kyeburn and Palmerston

Police are advising motorists that State Highway 85 is closed between Kyeburn and Palmerston. Conditions are not suitable for most vehicles and there is currently a bus, as well as a truck and trailer unit, stuck in the snow. Please stay...... Read More

Name release of Kinloch homicide

Police can now release the name of the 48-year-old man killed in Kinloch on Thursday 20th of July. He was local man Scott John Henry. Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends. A post mortem conducted on Mr Henry earlier today has...... Read More

Southern Police: Overnight rescue and ongoing flooding

Emergency services are currently responding to reports of a significant slip in Saint Clair, Dunedin, while flooding continues throughout the wider area. A number of evacuations have taken place overnight with the possibility of more. “The Dunedin...... Read More

Delays on SH1 southbound lane, Pohuehue

UPDATED: State Highway One is now open following a slip between Pohuehue and Puhoi this morning. The area has been cleared, however traffic is congested in both direction. Police  are thankful for motorists patience and ask motorists to...... Read More

Fatal crash in Waipu, Whangarei

One person has died following a single-vehicle collision at the intersection of State Highway One and Brooks Road in Waipu, Whangarei. Emergency services were called at 3:35am, Saturday 22 July, 2017. While the road is open with a stop-go system in...... Read More

Stay indoors and off the road in wider Otago area

Otago Police are asking people to stay indoors and keep off the roads as a significant weather event is causing widespread flooding across the region. "SH1 between Balclutha and Milton is closed due to severe flooding and slips are coming down in...... Read More

Police hope no speed fines in Waterview tunnel

Police are hoping that no speeding drivers will be caught on its four speed cameras operating at the new Waterview tunnel – especially with motorists being given advance warning on NZ Transport Agency signage that the cameras will be enforcing...... Read More

Police search for missing Nth Canty woman

Police and Search and Resue parties are out in force, looking for missing woman Melissa Dalgety, who has not been seen since Thursday morning. Police say they have serious concerns for her safety.   The woman is also known as  Melissa...... Read More

Synthetic cannabis blamed for seven deaths

The chief oroner and police are issuing a warning following at least seven deaths in July in Auckland which appear to be linked to the use of synthetic cannabis. Chief coroner Judge Deborah Marshall says in the last month Coronial Services have been...... Read More