Fatal crash in Ohaeawai, Northland

One person is dead and another is in a critical condition after a crash in Ohaeawai, Northland, last night. A Toyota double-cab ute, carrying five people, and a Nissan double-cab ute collided on State Highway 1 near the intersection with Bulman Rd about... Read More

Police seek Masterton man

Wairarapa Police are calling for sightings of 45-year-old Masterton man Christopher Hope. He was last seen at 10.30am on Thursday, May 12, in the Masterton area. It's unlikely he has access to a vehicle and it's believed he may still be on... Read More

Bush warnings after rescues

Hawkes Bay Police are asking hunters, trampers and bush walkers to remember to be prepared for unexpected situations following a number of search and rescue call outs this week. At 7.30pm last night Police were notified that two women, aged 43 and 30,... Read More

Papakura stabbing

Two people have been stabbed in Papakura in what police Senior Sergeant Danny Hodson says is a domestic related incident. Police were advised by St John Ambulance just after 4pm that a man and woman had been stabbed. The man received a stab wound to... Read More

Dead climbers named

The two climbers who died in a fall from Marian Peak in the Darren Mountains, Fiordland were 22-year-old Conor Smith, a Greymouth man who had been living in Queenstown, and 27-year-old Sarwan Chand of Wanaka. Detective Constable Alun Griffiths says... Read More

Body found, Manukau Heads

Just after 5pm Police were notified that a body had been found by a fisherman in Wattle Bay, Manukau Heads. Police were still enroute to the scene at 6pm. The body will be removed from the scene this evening and the formal identification process will... Read More

Fatal crash near Waharoa

A person has died on SH27 near Waharoa after a truck adn car collided around 4.45pm today. One driver died at the scene, the ohter is uninjured. Police says the crash is on the intersection of  State Highway 27 and Wairere Road, in Waharoa near... Read More

Two dead at Culverden

Police can now confirm that two people were killed in the crash at Culverden, North Canterbury ealier today. The scene examination is now complete and the road is now open. Anyone who witnessed the crash and is yet to come forward to Police, could... Read More

Gisborne forestry worker killed

A person has died in a work related forestry incident in the Whatatutu area of Gisborne today. Police were alerted to the incident just after midday. Police are making enquiries into the death on behalf of the Coroner.  We are now in the process... Read More

Jobs for offenders

Corrections' new recruitment service is finding early success, with 140 offenders placed in permanent employment in just three months. “Stable employment is a major factor to helping offenders lead better, crime-free lives. It is good... Read More



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