Latest Police and Crime Headlines

Fatal crash, Palmerston North

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:59:03 +1200 | New Zealand Police

"Fatal crash, Palmerston North" One person has died following a crash in Palmerston North this evening. The crash happened at 8.20pm on Ferguson Street and involved one car. Serious Crash Unit are investigating. No further information is ...More >>

Christchurch Police seeking sightings of missing man

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:20:18 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Anyone with information please contact Christchurch Police on 03 363 7400, file number 170523/6008. More >>

Budget 2017 - Delivering for New Zealand

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:47:19 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The National-led Government has today presented a budget that ensure all New Zealanders share in the benefits of our growing economy. More >>

Budget 2017: Continued commitment to law and order welcomed

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:08:08 +1200 | Police Association

The Government has today confirmed its commitment to increase the number of police by 880 and the number of non-sworn Police employees by 245, over the next four years. The Association welcomed the announcement when it was initially made in the February ...More >>

Keep calm and drive safe

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:08:27 +1200 | New Zealand Police

As drivers in Canterbury prepare for Queen's Birthday weekend road policing staff across the District will be undertaking Operation Drive Safe. More >>

$37.2m to reduce family violence

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:14:53 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Amy Adams Minister of Justice Hon Anne Tolley Minister of Social Development 25 May 2017 $37.2m to reduce family violence More >>

$2b investment in law and order

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:10:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 invests $1.24 billion of new operating funding over four years and $785.6 million of capital funding in law and order initiatives to help make our communities safer, Police Minister Paula Bennett, Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams, and ...More >>

Fatal crash in Dunedin - Name release

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:37:47 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Southern District Police can now release the name of the man killed in a two-vehicle crash in Dunedin on Tuesday. More >>

Man arrested following Whakamaru incident

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:57:30 +1200 | New Zealand Police

The 27-year-old Te Puke man who was being sought yesterday in the wider Whakamaru, Mangakino and Kinleith areas, was located late last night. More >>

Auckland City Police arrest wanted man overnight

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:55:23 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Auckland City Police have arrested a 35-year-old man in the early hours of this morning. More >>

Identity of man being sought in Bay of Plenty

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:29:36 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police have released the identity of the man being sought in relation to this morning's petrol drive-off in Tokoroa and subsequent search. More >>

Update on search for wanted man in Bay of Plenty district

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:35:39 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Bay of Plenty Police will continue to maintain a high profile presence in the Mangakino and Whakamaru areas this afternoon as the search continues for a man who was involved in a petrol station drive-off using a stolen vehicle in Tokoroa this morning.More >>

Bravery and great work recognised in top honours

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:05:23 +1200 | New Zealand Police

It was duty with a difference when seven police officers reported to Government House. They were there to be invested by the Governor General, Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy for their heroic actions in saving lives or for their initiatives and service to youth ...More >>

Aggravated robbery at Mapua Village Bakery

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:30:20 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Nelson Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred early this morning at the Mapua Village Bakery. More >>

Gordon Campbell on (not) taking responsibility

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:59:16 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on (not) taking responsibility, terrorism porn, and Dylan’s 76th birthday First published on WerewolfMore >>

Search for missing Swedish national concluded

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:24:21 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Mr Tornmarck went hunting by himself on Friday 12 May, 2017 and was due out of the bush on Wednesday 17 May, 2017. More >>

Psychopathy in the wild and in prison

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:11:34 +1200 | University of Waikato

When people are asked to define a psychopath, examples from popular culture such as Psycho’s Norman Bates, Silence of the Lambs’ Hannibal Lecter or the Saw series’ John Kramer might spring to mind. But psychopathy is a widely misunderstood form ...More >>

Whakamaru firearms incident

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:07:53 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Bay of Plenty Police are currently dealing with an ongoing firearms incident in the wider Whakamaru, Mangakino and Kinleith areas. More >>

Teen Crimes Skyrocket - Teen Court Appearances Drop

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:18:03 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Teen Crimes Skyrocket - Teen Court Appearances Drop Something is seriously wrong with the youth justice system when there has been a decrease in court convictions for teens despite a massive increase in their serious offending, says New Zealand ...More >>

Waikato Police seeking Thomas Coffin

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:41:34 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are looking to locate Thomas Coffin who has multiple warrants to arrest and is believed to be in the wider Waikato and King Country areas. More >>