Police & Crime

Blessing held at site of new station

A blessing was held at the site of the new Hastings Police station yesterday to mark the start of the construction process. Construction of the three storey state-of-the-art facility will begin with the demolition of the old courthouse building on...... Read More

Whanganui death name release

Police can now release the name of the man found dead at a Wikitoria Road property in Whanganui on Sunday. He was 53-year-old local man James Butler. "Police extend our sympathies to his family and friends at this time." The homicide investigation...... Read More

Police appeal for witnesses to hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run incident that occurred on 30 March 2018. At about 11.10pm on Friday 30 March 2018, a motor vehicle struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Karangahape Road and Ponsonby Road, Grafton. The driver...... Read More

Drivers failing to make it click

NZ Transport Agency and NZ Police welcome the AA research report findings that identify those groups of people who aren’t wearing seatbelts. “For most people it’s a habitual thing; you get into your car and you put on your seatbelt. "But...... Read More

Police investigating overnight crime spree

Police are investigating a crime spree across Auckland overnight where offenders from two vehicles are linked to three aggravated burglaries. Police enquiries are underway following aggravated burglary incidents at service stations in Ormiston, Te...... Read More

Police name man killed in Dannevirke crash

Police can now release the name of the man who died in a two car crash on SH2 north of Dannevirke at around 6:30am on Thursday 19 April. He was 65-year-old Coleman Junior Marsh of Dannevirke. "Police’s thoughts are with his family and friends,"...... Read More

Puppy stolen from New Lynn

Police have released CCTV footage and are looking to identify a person that we believe can help us with our enquiries regarding a puppy that was stolen in New Lynn on Wednesday. The six-month-old Cavoodle named Bowie, was tied up adjacent to a burger...... Read More

Nine nabbed in synthetic drug raids

A police operation targeting the manufacturing and distribution of synthetic cannabis and money laundering has resulted in nine arrests this morning – eight in Tauranga and one in West Auckland.     Police this morning conducted search...... Read More

House fire reveals drug paraphernalia

Police have been called in after drug paraphernalia was discovered at a Taupo proeprty following a house fire. Fire crews were called to the blaze on Hinemoa Ave around 9.15pm. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Scott Osmond says firefighters...... Read More

Couple chase stolen tractor in 20km/h pursuit

A Kaiwaka couple experienced quite a change in their usual routine when they recognised a stolen tractor being driven along the road outside their property. The orange-coloured Kubota B2710 was stolen from a shed at the Kaiwaka Sports Association complex,...... Read More