Traffic affected following crash

Emergency services are attending an incident on Clevedon-Kawakawa Road, south of Auckland, where power lines have fallen on the road following a crash. A car crashed into a power pole, knocking down the power lines. There are no serious injuries.  Motorists... Read More

Fatal crash on North-Western Motorway

At approximately 2:15am this morning, Sunday 19 February, 2017, emergency services attended a fatal crash on the North-Western Motorway in Auckland. One person died at the scene. Two cars were involved in the incident, which occurred between the Newton... Read More

Port Hills fire being investigated

In conjunction with New Zealand Fire Service investigators, Police are investigating the cause of the two fires in the Port Hills. Detective Inspector Greg Murton says while there has been speculation about the cause of the two fires, no definitive cause... Read More

Witnesses to Taupiri stabbing sought

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident that occurred on Te Putu Lane in Taupiri at 4pm on Thursday, February16. An altercation occurred between at least two males outside an address next to the Taupiri Dairy. As a result one of the males received... Read More

Man arrested for Hawke's Bay assault

Hawke's Bay Police have arrested a 33-year-old Wellington man in relation to a serious assault that occurred at a local holiday camp ground last year. Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard said the arrest followed an incident at the Hastings Top... Read More

Body found in Woodhill Forrest, Muriwai

Police can confirm a body was found in the Woodhill Forrest, Muriwai last night. The body was found by a member of the public and police remain at the scene. Police are currently going through the process to formally identify the body. Further information... Read More

Evacuations following Christchurch fires

Further evacuations are now underway due to the ongoing risk caused by the fires in the Port Hills area south of Christchurch. Houses on Kennedys Bush Road and its intersecting streets are being evacuated from Halswell Quarry up towards the end of Kennedys... Read More

Waingaro Road dairy robbery

  Police investigating the aggravated robbery of the Waingaro Road Dairy, Ngaruawahia on Tuesday, February 7, can now release CCTV footage of the incident. Anyone who believes they may know who these offenders are is asked to contact Huntly... Read More

Pilot killed in Port Hills crash named

Police are now in a position to release the name of the man killed in a helicopter crash in the Port Hills yesterday. He was 38-year-old David Steven Askin of Waimakariri. Mr Askin was supporting the emergency response to the Port Hills fires at the... Read More

Drowning victim named

Police can now release the name of the man who died while swimming at Eastbourne Beach, Lower Hutt on February 5th 2017. He was 30-year-old Joshua Caleb Rongomai Leadbetter of Lower Hutt. Police extend their sympathies to Mr Leadbetter's family... Read More

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