Police & Crime

Arrest following burglaries in Marlborough

A 43-year-old Marlborough man has been charged with burglary, theft, cultivation of cannabis and unlawful possession of ammunition following a search warrant in Renwick yesterday. "He was arrested in relation to burglaries that have occurred...... Read More

One lane reopens after Southern Motorway crash

One lane of Auckland's Southern Motorway has now re-opened, and traffic is flowing, following a serious crash. "The lane was reopened just before 12.25pm, following the crash southbound between East Tamaki Road and Te Irirangi Drive around...... Read More

One airlifted and critical following Manakau crash

One person has been airlifted to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition following a crash near Manakau. ​​​​​​​A police media spokesperson says the incident happened just after 11am. "Emergency services are responding to a...... Read More

One critical in Southern Motorway crash

One person is in a critical condition after a crash on the Southern Motorway in Auckland. "Emergency services were notified at 11.30am of the single-vehicle crash between East Tamaki Road and Te Irirangi Drive," says a police media spokesperson. "The...... Read More

One dead overnight in Matamata crash

One person has died following a crash in Matamata overnight. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened just before 5am. "The deceased was the sole occupant of a car which crashed into a wall on Smith Street at around 4.40am.  "No...... Read More

Information sought after man found unconscious

Central District Police are investigating after a man was found on a street in Whanganui in the early hours of this morning with unexplained injuries. The man was found unconscious at 3am on Tinirau Street, Whanganui East. The man has critical injuries...... Read More

Knifepoint robbery in Southland

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in the Southland town of Waikaia. About 9.15pm a man armed with a knife entered a Blaydon Street property. He struggled with a woman living at the address and demanded access to...... Read More

Man pulled from burning vehicle in Papakura

A Police officer and member of the public have pulled a man out of a burning car following a serious crash this afternoon. "Just before 4pm today, a car driven by the 27- year- old crashed into a paddock on Papakura-Clevedon Road." said Inspector...... Read More

Waka stolen in Bay of Plenty

Police are seeking any information in relation to the theft of two waka. The waka were taken from Ngati Manawa Road, Murupara. “The theft occurred between 10am on April 15 and 4.30pm on April 18,” says a post on the Bay of Plenty Police...... Read More

Police appeal for witnesses to Papakura incident

Police are appealing to any members of the public who may have witnessed an alleged assault that occurred in Papakura on Wednesday, April 19. The incident is believed to have occurred in the early hours of the morning around 1am-2am on Willis Street,...... Read More