Police & Crime

Missing Rotorua man located

Police have located a man who had been reported missing yesterday, after not returning to his Rotorua home when expected. A police spokesperson says he contacted his family just before 10pm on Saturday night. “His is safe and well in Napier...... Read More

Body found in search for missing Queenstown man

Police searching for 63-year-old Queenstown man Alan Wilson have located what is believed to be a body under his boat at Frankton Marina at approximately 8pm. It was located using underwater camera gear. The Police National Dive Squad will be arriving...... Read More

Police appeal for sightings of missing Queenstown man

Police are appealing for information on missing 63-year-old Queenstown man Alan Wilson who hasn’t been seen since around 2:30pm yesterday. Alan rang a friend in good spirits while he was working on his boat at the Frankton Marina around 7:45pm...... Read More

Man appears in court in connection with shots fired at police

A man has appeared in the Waitakere District Court today, in connection with the firing of shots at police officers yesterday. The shots were fired by a fleeing driver being pursued by the police all the way from Auckland's Southern Motorway to Rodney. The...... Read More

Two dead in Whangarei crash

Police have confirmed that two people have died at the scene of a crash near Whangarei, which happened around 3:50pm today. Three others have been transported to hospital with moderate to serious injuries. The Serious Crash Unit will be investigating...... Read More

Goat reinforces message about child restraints

A police operation targeting child restraints in vehicles has sent a message loud and clear that all kids in vehicles need to be restrained, including goats. Over the past two days Eastern Bay of Plenty Police carried out an operation which involved...... Read More

Motorcyclist dies in crash near Otorohanga

One person has died after a motorbike collided with a car in the Waikato overnight. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened on Scown Road around 7.30pm on Friday. "The motorcyclist unfortunately died at the scene. "The female...... Read More

”We have lost so much” - DOC

A blessing has been held at the scene of Thursday morning’s fatal helicopter crash with family, friends, colleagues, community leaders and emergency services present. Pilot Nick Wallis, 38, DOC senior ranger Paul Hondelink, 63, and DOC biodiversity...... Read More

Firefighters form motorcade to bid farewell

Firefighters from throughout the Western Bay of Plenty have bid farewell to one of their own, forming a motorcade of fire engines as part of a funeral procession for an ex-firefighter. The occasion caught the attention of Tauranga residents on Friday...... Read More

Police shot at six times during Auckland chase

Police have told media the two men arrested during an alleged police chase  fired at least six shots at police and members of the public. Waitematā District Commander Superintendent Tusha Penny said the two drivers endangered lives of police...... Read More