Crime

Witnesses sought after Kawerau serious assault

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are asking for the public's help following a serious assault in Kawerau this afternoon, says area manager investigations, detective... Read More

CBD crime: What the latest police data shows

Reported crime in Rotorua's inner city has dropped, a top cop says - a trend one hospitality stalwart calls a 'wonderful trajectory”. It comes about... Read More

Two to appear in BOP court on violence charges

Two men are before the courts on violence charges after search warrants in Rotorua which saw a firearm seized. The arrests spring from an incident on Tuesday,... Read More

Border alert issued for accused money launderer

Police have issued an arrest warrant and international border alert for a Kiwi man accused of laundering nearly $250,000 for off-shore scammers. One of... Read More

Hit-and-run: Victim's mother waiting for apology

The mother of a man who was killed in a hit-and-run and left on a grass verge overnight after police failed to send an officer out until morning says she's still... Read More

Deposit scam: Australian money mule busted

Police have secured the upper hand over an alleged scammer's bid to dupe Kiwis out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now, officers are urging victims to... Read More

Tradie loses bid to have fraud charges thrown out

A tradie accused of defrauding 28 people of $87,000 for failing to complete work he'd promoted on social media wants to have his charges thrown because the... Read More

Facebook marketplace: Man faces 27 fraud charges

A man has been charged after police unravelled multiple alleged Facebook Marketplace scams that ripped off victims. Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Bolton... Read More

Seven suspects learn you can’t outrun Eagle

Seven suspects have learned that they can't outrun the Eagle helicopter. Police say the Eagle helicopter spent two nights last week in the Waikato district... Read More

120kg drug bust: Man makes captain practise claims

A man busted piloting his boat back from an unsuccessful 120kg cocaine pick-up from a ship in the Port of Tauranga told police he was out on the water at... Read More

Judge grants powers to sell Maketū properties

A High Court judge has given an official the power to take 'whatever steps necessary” to dispose of three 'idyllic” Bay of Plenty properties occupied... Read More

Search continues for woman missing near falls

Police are working to locate a woman who has been missing since last night. Pauline, 67, is believed to have driven her 2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback to the Wairere... Read More