Police & Crime

Appeal for vehicle sightings near McLaren Falls

Members of public who may have sighted vehicles near McLaren Falls on Friday are being asked to come forward. A police media spokesperson says the appeal is part of the investigation into the murder of Mitchell Paterson, whose body was found in the...... Read More

Information sought on Westport assault

Westport police are seeking information from the public following an assault earlier this month. Detective Mal Haughey says the assault happened when man entered a rural property on Utopia Road at about 6.50am on Friday July 6. “He approached...... Read More

Man named in Nelson house fire death

The name of the man who died in a house fire in Toi Toi, can now be released. He was 86-year-old Terrence Raymond Bothwell of Nelson. Terrence died in the fire on July 8. The fire is not considered to be suspicious. The death will be referred to...... Read More

Highway closed after truck crash

A truck driver is injured and State Highway 1 is closed, after a truck rolled near the Hampton Downs on ramp.   A police media spokesperson says the incident happened just before 2pm. "The truck driver is reported to have sustained minor...... Read More

Man dies at Nelson river

A man has died following an incident at the Maitai River in Nelson this morning. A police media spokesperson says emergency services were called to the river, at the end of Clouston Terrace, about 9.45am. "Initial reports suggest the man was...... Read More

Three arrested in relation to McLaren Falls murder

Three people have been arrested following an investigation into the murder of a man whose body was found at McLaren Falls last week. The body of Mitchell Curtis Rehua Paterson - a Ngāruawāhia local - was found in the water at...... Read More

Additional charges following fatal crash

Police have now filed additional charges in relation to the fatal Rothesay Bay crash on June 23. An 18-year-old man was initially charged with dangerous driving causing injury. He is now also been charged over the weekend in relation to the following: -...... Read More

One person dead in Dunedin crash

A person involved in a crash in Stuart Street, Dunedin earlier this evening has died. A car was reported to have collided with a power pole at around 5.20pm.  The sole occupant of the car had sustained serious injuries, which they later died...... Read More