Tauranga‘s Humpty Dumpty on the mend

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men may not be able to put Humpty Dumpty back together again, but artists Sam Allen and Ally Drury... Read More

Second arrest in historic Tauranga homicide case

A second person has been arrested in relation to the 2018 murder of David Kuka in Tauranga and police are refusing to rule out further arrests. David... Read More

Westpac issues sophisticated scam warning

Westpac Bank is warning about a sophisticated new scam involving professional-looking fake documentation. The bank says considerable effort has been... Read More

Police warn anyone helping wanted man

Police are warning those who may be helping Sam Junior Angelo Thomsen evade police, that they themselves may be liable to prosecution. Members of the... Read More

Drop in amount of contraband found in NZ prisons

Since 2015 there have been more than 250 reported incidents of contraband being lobbed over prison gates. Known as a 'throwover', it is just... Read More

Police tighten rules on photographing youths

Police are being commended for tightening the rules for officers photographing young people, but there are concerns it could lead to the perverse outcome... Read More

AOS called to gunshot reports in EBOP

One person has been taken into custody after a report of gunshots in Eastern Bay of Plenty. Police received a report of gunshots at an address on State... Read More

Former police officer appointed to council role

Former Rotorua Police area commander Anaru Pewhairangi will take up a new role at the Rotorua Lakes Council. He has been appointed as Rotorua Lakes... Read More

BOP housing fire deemed accidental

A fire which gutted a Rotorua motel in December is being ruled as accidental. A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesperson says there was “nothing... Read More

Woman tried to blow up boyfriend‘s house bus

A furious Waikato woman attempted to exact revenge on the man who had apparently wronged her by trying to set his house bus on fire. But the actions... Read More

Thames playground vandalised, slide out of action

A slide at a Thames playground has been “decommissioned indefinitely, after it was intentionally vandalised. Thames-Coromandel District Council... Read More

Youths nabbed after attempted vehicle break-in

Two boys aged 13-14 are being referred to Youth Aid after an attempted vehicle break-in early this morning. Taupo Police received a called at about... Read More

Shotguns in handbags to homebrew booze

They are some of the most creative and innovative problem-solvers in New Zealand – unfortunately they’re in prison. It is that ability to... Read More

Te Puna assault accused deny allegations

  Two men accused of a machete assault in Te Puna are denying the allegations.   Ōpōtiki man Jordan Howard Zingel, 21, and Noah Zingel,... Read More

Homicide investigation into toddler‘s death

Police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a 19-month-old toddler. The toddler was brought into Gisborne Hospital with critical... Read More