Warren found guilty of police shooting

A man accused of shooting four police armed offenders squad members in the Bay of Plenty has been found guilty of all six charges he faced. Rhys Warren, 28, went on trial in the High Court at Hamilton this month, denying six charges, including attempted... Read More

Refunds offered after parking court case

A recent court appeal has found that a term in a clause of Tauranga City Council's Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2012 is too broad. The clause refers to parking a sign‑written vehicle in a public place for promotional purposes, without Council consent. ... Read More

Offering lollies to primary pupils

Police were alerted after a man was seen offering lollies to pupils at Te Akau Ki Papamoa School on Friday. Headmaster Bruce Jepsen posted on the school's Facebook page that three of the school's older children were offered lollies by a man... Read More

Charges laid following serious crashes

Police have pressed charges against three drivers following a spate of serious crashes. The charges relate to two North Island incidents in Taupo and one on the Dessert Road earlier this year. An Auckland man has been charged with careless... Read More

"Career criminals' concern cops

Whitianga Police are concerned “career criminals” are possibly operating in the area following several burglaries recently. In the latest Whitianga Police Report sergeant Andrew Morrison says a building site was targeted by thieves on Sunday,... Read More

Attacked officer forced to shoot dog

A police officer has been forced to shoot a dog after he was attacked by four of the animals during an attempted arrest in the Bay of Plenty. The officer was attempting to arrest a man in the Kaingaroa Forest township, near Murupara, shortly before 8pm... Read More

Foreign thieves rip off backpackers

A pair of foreign travellers have ripped off a local backpackers after failing to return surfing equipment that was rented to them. Mount Backpackers owner Jo Veale says she rented the gear to the young Europeans on Thursday afternoon. “We're... Read More

Police chase along Cameron Road

A police chase along one of Tauranga's busiest roads has ended this afternoon with the driver in custody. A police spokesperson says the pursuit began after the driver of the vehicle failed to stop for police. Spikes were deployed to stop the vehicle,... Read More

Suspected burglar on the run

Police are reaching out to the public to help them locate a man suspected in a number of rural burglaries in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato. Manu Cashmore, 42, has warrants for his arrest for  breaching his court release conditions. Cashmore has... Read More

Man’s lewd act in front of teens

A Papamoa mother makes no bones about what she'd have done to the man who committed a lewd act in front of her daughter. “If I had of been down there on the beach, he would have lost that part of his anatomy.” The woman, who's... Read More



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