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Arson investigation results in arrest

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 16:58:18 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have arrested a 17 year old man last night (30 November 2015) in relation to the wilful damage by fire that occurred in the South Shore Sand Dunes during the afternoon on 30 November 2015.More >>

Santa not the only one worth seeing at the Gore Santa Parade

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 15:51:13 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Southland Police are pleased to announce they are bringing the Police branded tractor to the South next week in its first appearance over the coming months. More >>

Police search of journalist’s apartment worrying

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 12:53:51 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

1 December 2015 Police search of journalist’s apartment worrying Police action against a journalist who uncovered a loophole in gun-purchase regulation appears heavy handed, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash. "I accept that ...More >>

Witnesses Sought to Serious Motor Vehicle Accident

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:31:08 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The vehicle, a Nissan Sentra coloured grey, failed to negotiate a moderate bend at Hurford Road whilst heading north towards New Plymouth on SH45. The vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree. The 42 year old woman driver and only occupant ...More >>

Ross Creek investigation - Update

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:08:39 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police have launched a large investigation into the assault of a 23 year-old woman at Ross Creek in Dunedin last night, Monday 30 November. More >>

The Warehouse and Women’s Refuge launch ‘Elves on Shelves’

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:04:59 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

The Warehouse and Women’s Refuge launch ‘Elves on Shelves’ to support women and children affected by domestic violence More >>

Man arrested in connection with Paraparaumu armed burglary

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 10:42:12 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that a 19 year old man was arrested on Sunday night in relation to the armed burglary at The Jolly Pub in Paraparaumu. More >>

Admission of ‘unconscious bias’ against Maori welcomed

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 10:22:25 +1300 | The Maori Party

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has been commended for admitting “unconscious bias” by New Zealand police against Maori. The commendation comes from Rangimarie Naida Glavish, speaking both as president of the Maori Party, and co-chair of Te Runanga ...More >>

Police to trial family violence victim video statements

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:57:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcome a pilot by frontline Police staff in Palmerston North to record victim video statements using their iPhone 6+ at the scene of certain family violence incidents. “The Government ...More >>

Assault on a woman in Ross Creek, Dunedin

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:51:33 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating an assault on a woman that occurred on Monday evening the 30th November 2015. More >>

Mount Taranaki Rescue overnight 30th November 2015

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:50:39 +1300 | New Zealand Police

A 22 year old Australian male was assisted down from a height of 1650m on Mt Taranaki by rescue teams from the Taranaki Alpine Cliff Rescue Team and Police Search and Rescue.More >>

Fire near New Brighton contained

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:31:20 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police staff are being stood down after members of the New Zealand Fire Service contain the fire near New Brighton. More >>

Horotiu Motorcycle Fatality - Waikato

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:21:46 +1300 | New Zealand Police

30 November 2015 As they work to establish the cause of a fatal weekend motorcycle crash, Waikato Police say one thing is clear; too many riders are losing their lives on the district’s roads. District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Freda Grace, ...More >>

Cordons in place following fire near New Brighton

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:50:33 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police and the New Zealand Fire Service are urging the public to stay calm while cordons are in place on Caspian Street to protect properties in the Marine Parade / Rockinghorse Road area of New Brighton.More >>

Police value strong academic partnerships

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:29:38 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police has reviewed matters raised by Dr Jarrod Gilbert in relation to the research application made by the company Independent Research Solutions in 2014. More >>

Coastguard kept busy on the water

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:14:15 +1300 | Coastguard New Zealand

The busy summer boating season has kicked in with Coastguard Radio receiving 898 trip report and 34 calls for assistance throughout the Northern Region over the weekend. More >>

Motorists reminded to “check your speed”

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:02:58 +1300 | New Zealand Police

If you’re driving, Police are reminding you to “check your speed”, as from Tuesday 1 December, the speed threshold reduces to 4km/hr through until the end of January.More >>

Helicopter incident; no reported injuries

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:06:53 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police have been alerted to an incident on Mount Tarawera, near Rotorua, involving a helicopter. More >>

Fatal workplace accident - Otorohanga - Waikato

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:37:19 +1300 | New Zealand Police

A man has died following a workplace accident at Otorohanga this afternoon. Emergency services were called at about 1pm to a report that a fuel tank had exploded at the premises of an earth moving company. On arrival Fire and Ambulance found a man with ...More >>

Name release in fatal crash

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:09:35 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm that the 39 year-old man who died as a result of a vehicle crash last night near Herbert was Craig Alan Chambers, from Motueka. More >>


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