Police & Crime

Dunedin drivers to prepare for icy roads

Dunedin may be known for its warm hospitality, but it's a chilly greeting received by motorists in the city today. Police is advising drivers to take extra precautions with ice on the roads in the hill surburbs, and also in the city. "Icy...... Read More

One killed in Karapiro crash

One person has died in a two-vehicle crash this morning north of Karapiro. A truck-and-trailer and a ute collided on SH 1 around 1.15am, just south of Hickey Road. "The driver of the ute died at the scene. "The truck driver is in Waikato...... Read More

Party register in Canterbury reaches milestone

The police turning up at your party is not something most university students would welcome, but for students in Canterbury it means their party is a “Good One”. Created in 2014, the Good One Party Register aims to ensure each party is...... Read More

Taiwanese national killed in Wanaka crash named

Police can now release the name of the woman who died in a crash on the Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road yesterday morning. She was 25-year-old Taiwanese national Meng-Ju Hsieh, who had been living in Wanaka. "Police offer their sympathies to her friends...... Read More

Police investigate robbery at Tokoroa bottle store

Tokoroa Police are investigating a robbery at the Thirsty Liquor bottle store in Chambers Street. A person entered the store at around 8pm and took an amount of alcohol. At this stage there is no CCTV footage available, says police. "We'd...... Read More

Man who died at Rotorua pool named

Police have released the name of the man who died at the Polynesian Spa in Rotorua on June 19. He was 67-year-old Denis Miklus, a French National. The death has been referred to the Coroner, says a police spokesperson. In a statement released following...... Read More

Warning for car owners

Sergeant Yvette McKelvie is warning car owners to keep tabs on their cars. Certain vehicles appear to be more attractive to thieves than others and there is something you as owners can do about this, especially owners of Mazda Demio vehicles and Subaru...... Read More

Crash in Brookby - road blocked

Police are in attendance at a crash on Brookby Road, Brookby where a vehicle has crashed into a power pole. As a result the power pole has fallen across the road and is blocking in both directions. One person has received minor injuries, says police. "Cordons...... Read More

Mamas on patrol

Picking their way through the shoppers, diners, drinkers and buskers, the Mamas are a high-vis, high-profile injection of good humour and sound advice in Wellington’s bustling Cuba Quarter. The Mamas are the more mature end of Wellington Pasifika...... Read More

Crash in Goodwood Heights

    Counties Manukau Police are advising motorists to expect delays after a crash in Goodwood Heights near Redoubt Road. Diversions are currently being put in place and motorists should avoid the area, says a police spokesperson. Further...... Read More