Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Indecent assault - Taupo Police appeal for information

Indecent assault - Taupo Police appeal for information

Taupö Police are currently investigating a sexual assault on a local teenage female. The incident occurred at about 3:25pm on Friday, 12 September on Kaimanawa Street near Spa Road. The victim was walking with a friend when a man approached and inappropriately touched her.

The man is described as Maori, approximately 30-40 years old, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, clean shaven, short black hair with a receding hairline, of solid to overweight build with poor posture.

He is also described as having either a lazy eye or being cross-eyed.

Taupö Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the assault or holds any information which may assist Police in identifying this offender.

Detective Claire Rogers said: "This was a brazen, opportunist assault and we are eager to resolve this offence for the sake of the victim, her family and in order to prevent any future incidents of this nature.

"I would like to take this is an opportunity to remind members of the public to report any suspicious people or concerning behaviour to the Police immediately."

Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact Taupö Police on 07 3786060. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation

Friday will be a big day for people north of Kaikōura – and for hundreds of construction workers who are racing to reopen State Highway 1 in time for the holiday season.

By the afternoon, the South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>


BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Defence Spending, Alabama, And Dolly Parton

The spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual social needs. More>>


Members' Bills: End Of Life Choice Bill Passes First Reading

The End of Life Choice Bill in the name of David Seymour has been sent to a select committee for consideration by 76 votes to 44. It is the third time Parliament has voted on the issue in recent decades and the first time such a Bill has made it over the first hurdle. More>>


State Sector: MPI Survives Defrag Of Portfolios

The Ministry for Primary Industries will not be split under the new government, but will instead serve as an overarching body for four portfolio-based entities focused on fisheries, forestry, biosecurity and food safety. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need... More>>





Featured InfoPages