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Police Continue To Investigate Waikaia Arson

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 20:28:12 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Detective Sergeant Brian McKinney, Gore Police: Police investigating the arson of a Waikaia property have identified one of the vehicles previously sought, along with further offending potentially linked. Prior to the arson of the property, it is believed ...More >>

Man Charged With Manslaughter In Relation To Fatal Crash, State Highway 6, Queenstown

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 18:02:37 +1300 | New Zealand Police

A man previously charged in relation to a crash near Queenstown last year has had his charge upgraded. The crash on 16 December 2023 happened on Gibbston Valley Highway near the Crown Range turnoff. The 28-year-old man was initially charged in late January ...More >>

Warrant To Arrest: Have You Seen Jordan Scott?

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 18:01:53 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jordan Scott, who has a warrant to arrest. Scott, 19, is from West Auckland and is wanted by Police. He has connections throughout Tamaki Makaurau and Northland. Scott should not be approached ...More >>

Police Make Arrests In Relation To Dangerous Powerline Tampering And Electrical Thefts

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 18:00:29 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police have now charged a further person in relation to powerline tampering, copper and electrical thefts in Christchurch. On Thursday 22 February Police responded to a Ruru Road, Bromley address where a man stole a vehicle loaded with electrical supplies. ...More >>

We Want You! Northland Recruiting Officers Looking For New Cops

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 17:57:48 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Te Tai Tokerau, a land rich in history, culture and passionate people, are looking for more Police to join them. Two new officers have taken up the challenge to find more people and are ready to hear from you. Constable Paulo Montino, Mid Far North, ...More >>

Auckland Man Arrested In Child Exploitation Investigation

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 17:53:35 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police have this week arrested a man as part of an investigation into allegations of child exploitation, following reports from a concerned parent. Under Operation Dash, the Auckland City Child Exploitation Team, alongside OCEANZ, Police Northern ...More >>

Govt Distracts From Its Plan To Bring Back Dangerous Guns

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 17:52:19 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s proposed changes to Firearms Prohibition Orders (FPO) add almost nothing new and are merely an attempt to distract from its plans to loosen gun laws, police spokesperson Ginny Andersen and justice spokesperson Dr Duncan Webb said. ...More >>

Ongoing Security Plan Will Help Keep Hospital EDs Safe

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 16:02:08 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr Shane Reti says a continuation of increased security measures at eight key hospitals around New Zealand reflects the Government’s ongoing commitment to the safety of healthcare staff, and patients. “I’m very pleased Health NZ ...More >>

Police recognise incidents in Taita this week

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 12:40:46 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Area Commander Inspector Robert Rutene: Hutt Valley Police will be visible in the Taita area today providing reassurance to residents following an eventful week. Yesterday, Police received a number of calls from around 5:30pm of a large ...More >>

Reoffending Taranaki Man Sentenced To 3.5 Years Imprisonment For Possessing Over 8500 Images Of CSEM

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 10:06:01 +1300 | Department Of Internal Affairs

On Wednesday 28 February 2024, 79 year-old Ōpunake man, John Hubbard, was sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment after appearing at the New Plymouth District Court, following an investigation by Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). John ...More >>

Government Going After Gangs’ Guns With FPOs

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 10:04:20 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government is continuing its work to restore law and order, announcing new measures that will enable police to crack down on gangs through Firearms Prohibition Orders (FPOs). “Firearms are being illegally used by gangs to intimidate, to commit violent ...More >>

Funeral Directors Association Warns About Funeral Live Stream Scams

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 09:54:08 +1300 | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand is warning New Zealanders about a new funeral live streaming scam that asks for money to view a funeral live stream. Chief Executive, Gillian Boyes, says scammers create fake Facebook pages then send ...More >>

Public Steps Up To Assist In Pukekohe Robbery

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:53:40 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Quick-thinking members of the public have assisted Police in arresting a man who allegedly robbed and assaulted a woman this morning. At around 11.30am, Police were called after a man was allegedly seen pulling a woman from a vehicle on Massey Avenue, ...More >>

Police response to IPCA report - Stratford

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:09:53 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Superintendent Scott Fraser, Central District Commander: Police acknowledge the findings of an Independent Police Conduct Authority report, which found a Police officer was justified in shooting at a man during a lengthy firearms incident in ...More >>

29 FEBRUARY 2024 IPCA PUBLIC REPORT - Non-fatal Shooting In Stratford Justified

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:59:04 +1300 | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in deciding to shoot at an armed man during a siege in Stratford in March 2023. On the evening of 27 March 2023, a man (Mr X) Police were seeking to arrest was involved ...More >>

Man missing in Tararua Ranges found

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:05:12 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The man in his 70’s reported missing in the Tararua Ranges since Monday has been found. He was located alive just before 7pm by family members participating in the search around Ohau Gorge. His family remained with him while support was organised ...More >>

Update - Search For Missing Hiker, Taruarua

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 17:11:40 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police and LandSAR are continuing the search for a man in his early 70s missing in the Tararua Forest Park. Family and friends have joined the search operation this afternoon and their efforts are being coordinated by Police and LandSAR. Police would ...More >>

Keep Yourself Safe When Using Dating Apps

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 17:10:56 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Damon Wells:  Police are urging users of dating app users to take steps to protect themselves when meeting up with people they’ve only spoken to online. In the Christchurch Youth Court today, five teenagers were ...More >>

Man arrested in relation to Mount Albert homicide

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:20:29 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested and charged a man in relation to a homicide in Mount Albert on Monday afternoon. The man, who was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the incident, was initially arrested for assault. Detective Senior Sergeant Lisa ...More >>

Road Closed, Farndon Road, Clive, Hastings - Eastern

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:50:06 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a one vehicle crash on Farndon Road, Clive, where a truck has gone into a ditch. The crash was reported around 3:30pm. It appears one person has received minor injuries. The road is closed between Pakowhai Road and State Highway ...More >>


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