Police & Crime

Police seeking vehicle in relation to incident

Police are seeking a vehicle believed to have been involved in an altercation in Invercargill yesterday. Around 3:30pm police attended an address in Drury Lane, Grasmere where a 26-year-old man had suffered serious head injuries. He was taken to Southland...... Read More

Man injured in workplace accident

A man has received critical injuries following an accident at a workplace on Victoria Street West, Auckland Central, this afternoon.  Emergency services were notified of the accident at 1.55pm. The man was taken to Auckland Hospital. WorkSafe...... Read More

Body found on Northland beach

A body was found this morning in Northland. Police were called after a man’s body was found on Mangawhai Heads Beach around 11:30am this morning. The man had been swimming before he was found unresponsive by members of the public. Attempts...... Read More

Sexual assaults spike linked to start of uni

Police Minister Stuart Nash says anecdotal evidence suggests an increase in the number of sexual assaults at the beginning of each year may be linked to students heading to university. The police made the possible link when Stuart asked them about...... Read More

Man pleads guilty over hostage incident at Manukau mall

A man who held a woman at knifepoint at a South Auckland mall has pleaded guilty. The 30-year-old man, from Papakura, appeared at Manukau District Court this morning. He was arrested and charged on 9 November, after holding a knife to a woman's...... Read More

New Zealand companies caught up in huge global data hack

Nine New Zealand websites have been compromised in a huge online data breach. More than 770 million email addresses and passwords, totalling 87 gigabytes of data, have been posted online in a hackers' forum. The technology magazine Wired said they...... Read More

Serious crash in Wairakei, Taupo District

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash at the intersection of Wairakei Drive and Huka Falls Road, Wairakei, Taupo District. Police were called to a crash involving two cars at 5.02pm. Early indications are a number of people have been...... Read More

Move carefully on cannabis law reform, academic says

A binding referendum on legalising cannabis for personal use will be held at the 2020 general election. In an editorial in the NZ Medical Journal, Dr Joseph Boden, of the university's Department of Psychological Medicine, said before any decision...... Read More

Truck carrying dairy products rolls

State Highway 49 near Rangataua Road, just out of Ohakune, is currently blocked. Emergency services were notified that a truck carrying dairy products rolled around 1.50pm, says a police spokesperson. "The driver is not seriously injured but...... Read More