Police & Crime

Toddler critically injured in driveway accident

A toddler is in Starship Hospital with critical injuries after being hit by a car in a driveway. A police spokesperson says the child was hit by a car in a driveway on Aorangi Road in the town of Takapau, Hawke's Bay, last night. Emergency...... Read More

Arson suspected in Winchmore Church fire

A fire that extensively damaged the former Winchmore Church on Saturday night is being treated as suspicious. The Ashburton fire brigade was called to the fire at about 11.30pm to find the rear to the building well involved, says chief fire officer...... Read More

Spate of suspicious fires in Canterbury

A former church is destroyed and firefighters are continuing to battle a hedge blaze after a spate of suspicious fires in Canterbury overnight. The small former church building on the Methven Highway, near Ashburton, was fully engulfed by the time...... Read More

Child hospitalised after being clipped by train

A child has been taken to hospital in a moderate condition after being clipped by a train in Auckland. A police spokesperson said they were called to the Meadowbank Station shortly after 5pm. She said police were obtaining CCTV footage in the area...... Read More

Five injured in Panmure incidents

Police are continuing to investigate two incidents on Tripoli Road, Panmure. In the early hours of Saturday a car struck a group of people. Later that day, before midnight, three people were attacked at a house. "We have a team of 17 investigators...... Read More

Two people stabbed after early morning brawl

Shop owners neighbouring a property in east Auckland where two people were stabbed last night say their doors have been smashed and signs ruined since a new group moved into the street. The stabbings happened at the same house on Tripoli Road in Panmure...... Read More

Christchurch Police investigate serious assault

Christchurch Police are currently investigating a serious assault that occurred on Sewell Street, Linwood last night. The assault occurred at around 11.10pm and the victim is now in Christchurch hospital with serious head injuries. A scene examination...... Read More

MPI prosecutions against fishers takes a dive

The number of prosecutions taken against commercial and recreational fishers has fallen dramatically. Figures provided to RNZ News by the Ministry for Primary Industries show a 20 percent drop in the number of cases making it to court in 2016, followed...... Read More

Two people stabbed in Panmure incident

Three people have been injured - two of them stabbed - after police were called to reports of a large group of people fighting at an address in Tripoli Road, Panmure at 11.30pm on Saturday. It appears that a group of people had entered the house, confronting...... Read More

Motorcyclist dies following crash

A motorcyclist injured in a crash on Whangamata Road in Kinloch yesterday afternoon has died in hospital overnight.  Police say the crash occurred at around 2.20pm on Saturday, and involved the motorcycle and a car.  The motorcyclist was...... Read More