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Aggravated robbery at Rotorua tavern

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:02:24 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Rotorua Police is investigating an aggravated robbery at the Westend Tavern, situated in the Westend Shopping Centre, Old Taupo Road, Rotorua. More >>

Crash: Great South Road, between Shirley and East Tamaki

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:43:20 +1200 | New Zealand Police

The Counties Manukau Serious Crash Unit is attending a serious injury crash between an 11 year old pedestrian and a car. The collision occurred at about 3.25pm on Great South Road, Papatoetoe Great South Road between Shirley and East Tamaki Roads, Papatoetoe ...More >>

Police Seek Angela Pidduck

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:41:15 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of 32 year old Angela Pidduck. Ms Pidduck has three warrants for her arrest and is also wanted to arrest regarding further offending throughout the upper North Island.More >>

Levin Police appeal for information after home invasion

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:38:33 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Levin Police are urgently seeking information from the public after a home invasion followed by an attempted aggravated robbery of a dairy that occurred in the township yesterday evening (30 July, 2014).More >>

Is killing civilians part of Israel’s plan?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:32:07 +1200 | Jonathan Cook

Another day, another UN school hit by Israeli shelling in Gaza. Israel’s attack on the morning of 30 July killed at least 16 civilians sheltering at the school and wounded dozens. The casualties figures are expected to rise.More >>

Search warrant results in meth seizure

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:29:10 +1200 | New Zealand Police

A search warrant executed at an Ashhurst property this morning has led to the seizure of a significant quantity of methamphetamine. More >>

Alleged skimmers arrested

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:17:06 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Two men, one 27 and the other 28, are scheduled to appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow to face 54 joint charges of using a document (counterfeit ATM cards), nine of obtaining a document and one of possession of implements for forgery.More >>

Christchurch Police investigating unexplained death

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:09:00 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police are investigating the death of a male in his 70's at a North New Brighton address. More >>

Wellington Police seek identical twin missing front teeth

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:21:37 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are appealing for any sightings or information about the whereabouts of Dennis Arthur TE PANIA, 40, following a family violence incident at a residential address in Newtown on 24 July 2014.More >>

Napier assaults update

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:56:56 +1200 | New Zealand Police

A 23 year old man has been charged with two offences in relation to an alleged home invasion which occurred at a Napier address on 26 July. This man has head injuries and remains in hospital in a critical condition.More >>

Supported bail to help change young offenders

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:16:53 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has welcomed the expansion of supported bail for young offenders as an important step to reducing reoffending. More >>

NZ Parliament backs media freedom in West Papua

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:20:09 +1200 | West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua Action Auckland applauds the decision of the New Zealand Parliament to give its backing to genuine media freedom for local and international journalists in West Papua.More >>

Man charged over Tauranga firearms incident

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:02:47 +1200 | New Zealand Police

At approximately 8.45pm last night (Wednesday, 30 July) police received a driving complaint on SH2 near Katikati. A short time later the vehicle was located stationary at Whakamarama and as police approached the vehicle it drove off towards Tauranga.More >>

Judith Collins and Women’s Refuge – ‘Doing a Katie Bradford’

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:47:03 +1200 | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

In Rethinking’s latest blog; Kim Workman suggests that Ms Collins treatment of the Women’s Refuge in a recent Q and A interview, could spark a new slang term in the national lexicon – ‘Doing ...More >>

MOU signed to improve agency cooperation

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:24:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Anne Tolley and Commerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed an updated memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).More >>

Statement on behalf of Rochelle Crewe

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:28:39 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Rochelle Crewe has lived a life of anonymity. The tragic killing of her parents in 1970, when she was only 18 months old, has understandably been the subject of much media attention in this country in the four decades since.More >>

Commissioner welcomes Crewe review report

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:32:01 +1200 | Office Of The Police Commissioner

While the review hasn't been able to answer all the outstanding questions surrounding this case, I am confident it provides a comprehensive appreciation of what actions Police have taken, over the past forty years.More >>

Police release Crewe file review

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:28:51 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police has today released its review of the Crewe homicide file along with several associated reports and appendices. More >>

Auckland man convicted, fined $25,000 for illegal gasfitting

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:05:15 +1200 | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

A welder who illegally installed gas pipes and appliances at a home in Auckland was convicted and fined $25,000 in the Auckland District Court. Judge Dawson also ordered he pay reparations of $6,039 along with court costs and solicitors’ fees.More >>

Local Taranaki business fined $6000 for illegal gasfitting

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:02:50 +1200 | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

MD Brown & Co Limited, a team of plumbers who have over 30 years combined experience in plumbing and drainlaying, should have known that similar to these trades it is illegal to carry out gasfitting work without authorisation from the Board.More >>


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