Police & Crime

Arrest made in Riccarton Kiwibank robbery

Two men have been arrested in relation to the robbery of the Riccarton Road Kiwibank today at 11am near Westfield Mall in Christchurch. Two men, one aged in his 20s and the other in his 30s will be facing robbery charges and appearing in the Christchurch...... Read More

Captain’s prosecution a strong reminder

Maritime NZ’s Regional Manager Central, Michael-Paul Abbott, said Thursday sentencing of a cargo ship’s master is a strong reminder and warning to seafarers: “if you are over the alcohol limit, you will be prosecuted. Safety is paramount”. The...... Read More

Proposed suppression law hard to enforce - lawyer

Jurors who do their own internet research could face serious criminal charges under a proposed law change currently before Parliament. However, the mass breach of the suppression order in the Grace Millane case shows this would be impossible to enforce,...... Read More

Information wanted on dumped tyres

Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the Katikati Police are appealing for help to track down the person who dumped more than 100 tyres overnight on Wharawhara Road near Katikati. Council’s Waste Team Leader Ilze Kruis says the dumping...... Read More

Investigation into Christchurch death continues

Police are continuing their investigation into the death of Shayne Heappey, who was admitted to Christchurch Hospital about 11pm Saturday, and died of his injuries. Police and forensic specialists will today complete an examination of a property on...... Read More

Enquiries continue into fatal Cashmere crash

The cause of a fatal crash in Cashmere, Christchurch, earlier this week continues to be assessed by the Police Serious Crash Unit. The crash on Dyers Road was discovered about 10am Tuesday 11 November but occurred sometime overnight, says a police...... Read More

Missing fisherman Peter Koziol - info sought

Hawke's Bay Police are looking for information in relation to a missing 55-year-old Palmerston North man, Peter Koziol, who was last seen on Monday 10 December 2018. Peter left Palmerston North early Monday and planned to fish the Waipawa River. He...... Read More

Milestone for women in Police

Today’s graduation at the Royal New Zealand Police College brings with it a special milestone for women in Police. Wing 321, graduating Thursday 13 December, sees the number of full-time equivalent female Constabulary officers reach 2000 for...... Read More