Man critical after fleeing police

A man is in a critical condition after fleeing police in Hamilton and crashing into a stationary police car. Following a report of a stolen vehicle, Waitako police signalled to the driver of the vehicle to stop just before 11am. The car was followed... Read More

Man arrested in Te Kaha homicide case

A man has been arrested and charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder, in relation to the death of Don Henry Turei Junior. Don was killed in a crash on State Highway 35, opposite the Raukokere Marae, near Te Kaha, on November 26, 2016. “In... Read More

Man fails to appear in Tauranga court

Tauranga Police are appealing for information about a man who failed to appear in court. James Alexander Cooper was due to appear in Tauranga District Court on Tuesday to face one count of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The 23-year-old... Read More

Car driven through petrol station door

A car has been used to smash the front door of a Tauranga petrol station early this morning. Police say three offenders, one armed with a knife, entered the Caltex service station on State Highway 29, Tauriko, at 2.10am. “The first offender drove... Read More

Baby dies in hot car in Bay of Plenty

A woman accused of the manslaughter of her eight-month-old grandson made a fatal decision when she chose the consumption of synthetic cannabis ahead of the care of her mokopuna, a jury's been told. Prosecutor Anna Pollett made the claim in the... Read More

Knife-point robbery at Te Puke takeaway

Police are investigating a robbery where a person armed with a knife demanded money from a Te Puke takeaway shop. The aggravated robbery took place around 8pm on Friday, May 12, at the Te Puke Noodle and Fish on Jellicoe Street. “He left on foot... Read More

Armed youths attack police officer

Police are appealing for witnesses after a Waikato Police officer was attacked by three youths armed with a baseball bat. The officer was set upon by three youths in Huntly on Sunday. “A colleague was assaulted and we need your help to find the... Read More

Puppy ‘savagely’ beaten in back of car

A Hamilton man who savagely beat a four-month-old puppy and neglected his injuries has been sentenced to community detention. Ezekiel Wilson, 28, was convicted in the Hamilton District Court on three charges: one charge of failing to ensure that an ill... Read More

Alleged Piha arsonist behind bars

A man arrested in Tauranga accused of setting fires in Piha will remain behind bars until his next court appearance. The 19-year-old Piha man was granted interim name suppression when he made a brief appearance in Tauranga District Court this morning. Waitakere... Read More

Accused Piha arsonist in Tauranga court

A 19-year-old man accused of lighting a series of fires in Piha has been arrested in Tauranga. Waitakere Police area commander Inspector Scott Webb says police arrested the man in relation to two fires which were among a spate of fires in Piha over the... Read More



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