Police & Crime

More diversity for smarter justice reforms

Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced he’s added more diversity and filled the two remaining places on the expert advisory group focussing on the criminal justice reform programmes. “I’m looking forward to launching the...... Read More

Police appeal for witnesses to Tikipunga incidents

    Police are appealing to the public for witnesses to two incidents involving a black ute in Tikipunga yesterday. At about 1pm on Sunday 19 August, a young female was pulled into a black ute as she walked along Manapouri Road at the junction...... Read More

Five men charged with abduction and rape

The trial of five men charged with the abduction and rape of a woman in Kāpiti is set to begin tomorrow. The men appeared at the Wellington High Court today, each facing at least a dozen charges, including abduction with intent to have sexual connection,...... Read More

Person of interest identified after 1080 threats

Police have spoken to the person they believe is responsible for making threats to use 1080 poison in public places, including Freyberg Pool, in Palmerston North on Friday 17 August. Police executed a search warrant on a property near Palmerston North...... Read More

Body of missing man found at Takaka Hill

Police have recovered the body of a man who has been missing since August 6. At around 10am on Sunday, police responded to a report of a body found by a private citizen in the Takaka Hill area. The body was recovered by Land Search and Rescue and...... Read More

Man killed in SH2 crash named

Police can now release the name of the man killed in a crash on State Highway 2, near Whakamarama. Auckland man Kevin Adrian Hamill died in a two car crash on Sunday morning. The 61-year-old was the only person in his vehicle at the time of the crash. Another...... Read More

Commissioner details allocation of 1800 police

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has today confirmed further details around the allocation of the 1800 additional officers, following a $298.8 million increase for Police in Budget 2018. “Our organisation aspires for New Zealand to be the world’s...... Read More

Woman dies after incident in Tauranga

A woman is dead following an incident involving a mobility scooter in Tauranga. Emergency services were called to Gravatt Road shortly before 10am today, after a woman suffered an incident on her mobility scooter, says a police spokesperson. "Preliminary...... Read More