Man charged with hit and run

Police can advise that a 33-year-old man has been arrested and charged this evening with the hit and run that killed 16-year-old Jacob Pakura. The West Auckland man will appear in the Waitakere District Court this morning, after 10am. He is charged with... Read More

Police investigate ram raids

Police attended to two ram raids at BP service stations overnight. BP on Gordon Road, Mosgiel, was ram raided at 1.20am and BP at the Oval at 2.40am. If you have any information which may help in this investigation or were in these areas at these times,... Read More

Man killed in workplace accident

Police were notified of a workplace incident on a Hakataramea Valley farm at 10.35pm, Tuesday. A 25-year-old man has died as a result of the incident.  WorkSafe NZ has been advised and the matter will be referred to the Coroner.  Source: New... Read More

Two bodies found in Hawkes Bay home

Police are investigating the deaths of two people at a residential address in Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay. Eastern District to Detective Inspector Rob Jones says the investigation is a result of information provided to police by family members shortly... Read More

Police investigate missing medical gear

St John staff were called to an address in Cross Street, Papakura yesterday evening at around 8pm to treat a 13-year-old boy who was in a serious condition after he came off a bicycle. The scene was very volatile, and a number of people were heavily... Read More

Information sought on Queenstown fire

Queenstown Police are seeking information about a fire at Rat Point late on Tuesday night. The fire service was called to a bush fire on the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road about 11pm. Initial indications have indicated the fire started on the lake edge by... Read More

Police shooting update

The investigation into the shooting of Savey Sous by Police on Friday 6 January has continued over the weekend. The post-mortem was completed yesterday and has confirmed that Mr Sous sustained two bullet wounds – one in the torso and one in the... Read More

Police proudly involved with Big Camp

Hawke's Bay Police arethis week getting right in behind a fantastic initiative – the Te Taitimu Trust 2017 Big Camp. The programme, which kicked off on Sunday at Te Aute College, has been developed as an opportunity for youths, many of whom... Read More

Man missing in Marlborough Sounds

Blenheim Police are looking for 52-year-old Peter Gascoigne who has been reported missing in the Marlborough Sounds area. Mr Gascoigne is approximately 175cm tall and of thin build. He is believed to be in his blue and white yacht, a 23ft Southerlee. He... Read More

Operation Archer update

Police involved in the Lois Tolley homicide investigation have spoken to a large number of people and now believe it is possible one or more females may be involved. "The investigation team has spoken to a number of persons of interest, some of whom... Read More



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