Home detention for selling illegal crayfish

A man who sold 97 illegally harvested crayfish on the black-market has been sentenced four months and two weeks home detention. Quentin Teremoana Hawkins,... Read More

Six arrests made, $2m in assets seized

Police have seized about $2 million in assets and arrested six people following an operation into organised crime. The National Organised Crime Group... Read More

Child exploitation video circulation warning

Police are urging people to contact them immediately if they see a child exploitation video being shared. Detective Senior Sergeant Alex Carter from... Read More

Police justified in shooting suspected bank robber

The fatal shooting of a suspected bank robber by police in the Bay of Plenty has been ruled as justified. While the shooting was justified, the Independent... Read More

Police issue money laundering warning

  Police are warning the public to be vigilant, following a spate of online scams.   “We would like to remind people to exercise caution... Read More

Man who raped three women repeatedly sentenced

**WARNING: This article contains some graphic content. A man who brutally beat and raped three young women over a 20-year period – including... Read More

Armed police reported in Papamoa

  A large police presence is being reported in the Papamoa area this morning.   A SunLive reader has messaged us on Facebook to say police... Read More

Use of police dog following pursuit not justified

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found the use of a police dog to bite a 14-year-old following a pursuit was not justified in the... Read More

Govt to introduce new firearms Bills

The Government will make it illegal for high risk people to own firearms by introducing Firearms Prohibition Orders. The aim of the orders is to strengthen... Read More

Terrified witnesses describe supermarket stabbing

A man who was at the Countdown in Dunedin when four people were stabbed has described the incident as terrifying. The attack happened at the Cumberland... Read More

Fifty three nabbed in firearm prevention campaign

A national operation launched by police in February targeting the disruption and prevention of firearms-related violence by criminal gangs and organised... Read More

Teens steal 100 Mazdas in social media challenge

Police suspect social media challenges are driving a spate of Mazda thefts. A group of 30 teenagers - some as young as 13 - are believed to be responsible... Read More

Tauranga armed robbery witnesses sought

Tauranga Police investigating a gun-point robbery are appealing for witnesses. At 11.30pm on Wednesday, a man burst into a premises in Maungatapu. Police... Read More

Two men jailed for 30 year old murder

Two men convicted of murder and aggravated robbery over the Red Fox Tavern shooting more than 30 years ago have been jailed for life. Father of two... Read More

Man denies shooting at police officers

A man who allegedly shot at police officers in Mount Maunganui is denying all charges. Aren Thomas Curtis, 31, appeared via audio visual link at Tauranga... Read More