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Police Highly Visible On Roading Networks As Protests Get Under Way

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 17:41:21 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are highly visible on the roading network as a number of planned protests get under way this morning. Police recognise the right to peaceful protest and will be reminding protestors about lawful behaviour on our roads. Motorists should expect ...More >>

Independent Human Rights Report Highlights Ways To Improve Online Safety Code

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 13:07:47 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission today released an independent report which explains how to improve the Code of Practice that Meta, Google, Tiktok, Twitch and X have developed to guide their management of online harm in Aotearoa New Zealand. ...More >>

Witnesses Sought To Fatal Car Crash In Hūkerenui

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 12:25:16 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred on State Highway One near Hūkerenui in Northland at about 5pm on Thursday 30 November. The vehicle involved in the crash was a blue-coloured Mazda sedan and tragically, two ...More >>

Officer Used Unjustified And Excessive Force At Rotorua

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 10:26:10 +1300 | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police used unjustified and excessive force when arresting a man at Rotorua on 13 September 2021. Two officers, one being Officer A, observed a car being driven erratically and decided to stop ...More >>

Police acknowledge IPCA report into Rotorua arrest

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 10:23:34 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority which found Police used unjustified and excessive force while arresting a man in Rotorua. On 13 September 2021, two officers observed a vehicle driving erratically and decided ...More >>

Majority of gatherings across country have dispersed

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 10:15:12 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The vast majority of protest gatherings across the country have now dispersed. There are some smaller groups in several locations, whose activities are continuing to impact the roading network. This includes some groups in Tāmaki Makaurau, who are ...More >>

Police Seek Specific Items In Relation To Death Of Baby Ru

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 17:42:17 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector Nick Pritchard: Police investigating the death of Baby Ru in Lower Hutt are appealing for information on specific critical evidence. We believe that the items were deliberately removed from the Poole Street, Taita property and ...More >>

Police Prepare For Early Morning Protests Across New Zealand

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 16:25:50 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Assistant Commissioner Sandra Venables:  Police are preparing for planned protests in various locations around New Zealand tomorrow morning (Tuesday 5 December).  Te Pati Māori protest action is scheduled to take place between 7.30am and 9am and ...More >>

Cordons Standing Down, Brandon Street

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 16:20:33 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Cordons are being stood down on Brandon Street, central Wellington following an earlier report of a suspicious package. New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has confirmed there is no risk to safety from the item. Police ...More >>

Investigation ongoing after fatal hunting incident

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 15:55:50 +1300 | New Zealand Police

An investigation is ongoing after a man was fatally shot while hunting in the Te Urewera Ranges, Rutuahuna, early Friday morning 1 December. Police responded to the incident after a personal locator beacon was activated on the Te Urewera Ranges around ...More >>

Cordons stood down in Fitzherbert Tce area, Wellington

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 15:46:33 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has confirmed there is no risk to safety from the package found on Fitzherbert Terrace in Wellington this afternoon. Cordons in the Fitzherbert Terrace area will be stood down shortly. ...More >>

Waikato Police Warn Of Danger From Stolen Railway Detonators In Hamilton

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 15:40:01 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a break in and theft of explosive cannisters from a railway yard in Kent Street, Frankton. A train at the yard was damaged with several windows broken early Saturday morning. A railway detonator is a coin-sized device that is ...More >>

Ted Manson Foundation Expands Family Violence Prevention Program

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 15:36:44 +1300 | Ted Manson Foundation

South Auckland is the epicenter of family and sexual violence in New Zealand with police attending to a family and sexual violence incidence every 4 minutes. The Ted Manson Foundation has been funding a successful family violence prevention program ...More >>

Update: Suspicious Packages, Wellington

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 15:26:19 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Cordons remain in place in two locations in Wellington as Police respond to reports of two suspicious packages. The New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team is providing assistance to Police at both locations. The suspicious packages ...More >>

Incident Resolved On SH20 Near Onehunga - Auckland City

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 14:44:26 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police can advise the earlier incident on the Southwestern Motorway near Onehunga has now been resolved safely. Diversions are being lifted in the area, but motorists can still expect delays. Police would like to acknowledge the public's cooperation ...More >>

Auckland’s Southwestern Motorway Closed Near Onehunga After Incident

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 14:26:59 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police have closed the Southwestern Motorway (SH20) heading west at the Onehunga Harbour Road on-ramp, due to an unfolding incident. Police in the area have concerns for a person’s wellbeing. Motorists are advised to expect delays and avoid the ...More >>

Workplace Death – Ohauiti

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 14:23:44 +1300 | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a workplace incident on Upper Ohauiti Road, Ohauiti. Emergency services responded to the incident where a quad bike has rolled around 9:20am. Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances of the incident. WorkSafe has ...More >>

Do you know this man?

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 13:01:15 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Palmerston North Police are seeking to identify this man following an incident on Highbury Avenue, Highbury where a firearm was discharged on Wednesday 15 March earlier this year. We believe he can assist with our investigation into the matter. Thirteen ...More >>

Police seek information following firearms incident

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 12:25:41 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Detective Sergeant Dave Wilson: Palmerston North Police are seeking information from the public following a firearms incident outside a hotel on Rangitikei Street, near King Street, on Sunday 3 December. Our enquiries have established that a number ...More >>

On The Government’s Smokefree Laws Debacle

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 11:36:46 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

The most charitable explanation for National’s behaviour over the smokefree legislation is that they have dutifully fulfilled the wishes of the Big Tobacco lobby and then cast around – incompetently, as it turns out - for excuses that might sell this ...More >>


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