Two arrests in Northland

Police have arrested an 27-year-old man who fired shots into the air out a car window last month after failing to stop for Police. The Kaitaia man failed again to stop for Police around 1pm yesterday in Ahipara. "Police followed the vehicle...... Read More

Whale stranding aftermath

After unsuccessful efforts to refloat the surviving humpback whale, of the pair found stranded on Ripiro Beach last week, the whale was euthanised under DOC supervision. DOC has advised both whales will be buried after the adult’s body is flensed...... Read More

Aggravated robbery in Ruakaka

Whangärei Police are seeking public assistance with information in relation to the aggravated robbery of a Service Station in Ruakaka. On Saturday August 11 about 7.25pm, a lone male entered the GAS Service Station on State Highway 1 Ruakaka,...... Read More

Kayaker dies after falling out of kayak

A man fell from a kayak in Tutukaka east of Whangarei at about 5pm this evening. He was seen struggling in the water and raised a distress flag just south of the North Gable. Police, and other emergency services were alerted and the man was located...... Read More

One person dead in Whangarei crash

Police can now confirm one person has died in a crash in Whangarei this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the two-vehicle crash on Whareora Road about 3pm. One person died at the scene, another was taken to Whangarei Hospital in a serious...... Read More

Serious crash blocks Whangarei road

Police are attending a serious crash in Whangarei. Emergency services were called to the two-vehicle crash on Whareora Road about 3pm. It is not yet clear how many people were in the vehicles or the extent of any injuries. The road is blocked and...... Read More

Alcohol sales to minor disappoints police

Half of the stores targeted as part of an alcohol police operation in Northland were found to have sold alcohol to a minor. Sergeant Tai Patrick, Alcohol Harm Prevention Officer, says police are disappointed with the actions of several premises following...... Read More

Stranded humpback whale killed - DOC

A stranded humpback whale near Dargaville has been killed, the Department of Conservation (DOC) says. The female whale, which was found with a now dead calf, has been stuck on Ripiro Beach since early Sunday. More than 100 rescuers tried to refloat...... Read More