Man arrested following death of 17-month old

A 39-year-old man has been arrested following the death of 17-month old Sadie-Leigh Gardner. Sadie-Leigh was taken to Auckland’s Starship Hospital... Read More

About 9500 cannabis plants seized

About 9500 cannabis plants were seized during a recent joint operation between the New Zealand Defence Force and New Zealand Police. The three-week... Read More

Gang associate arrested in relation to BOP robbery

Police have arrested a 28-year-old male associate of the Comanchero gang in relation to an aggravated robbery in the Bay of Plenty last year. The aggravated... Read More

$4m in assets seized & nine arrested in gang sting

Two more people have been arrested following the termination of a year-long investigation into the activities of the Comanchero Motorcycle Gang. Police... Read More

Guilty pleas in triple-fatal crash

The man accused of the death of three road workers near Matata on February 26 has pleaded guilty. David Michael Cox entered his plea to the charges... Read More

Investigations into BOP children deaths ongoing

The investigations into the injuries and deaths of three Bay of Plenty children are still ongoing. Police are currently investigating the death of... Read More

Carjacking during police pursuit

  Four people are in police custody after a pursuit and carjacking,   The incident began when police noticed a stolen vehicle in Ngatea... Read More

Drink-driving sting shocks police

The number of drink-drivers caught during a blitz in a small Waikato town has horrified police.   Drivers in Tirau, which has a population of... Read More

Otumoetai armed robbery inquiries ongoing

  Police are continuing an investigation into an armed robbery in Otumoetai.   A police spokesperson says they received a report of an aggravated... Read More

Arrests in operation targeting Comanchero gang

Police have arrested three further people following a major operation targeting the Comanchero gang and its associates. Last Thursday, March 11, search... Read More

BOP bus company pleads guilty

Bay of Plenty bus company Ritchies has pleaded guilty to a health and safety charge laid over the 2016 Christmas Eve bus crash near Gisborne that left... Read More

Hurricane Dave making strides since assault

  Friends and family of a Tauranga man assaulted on The Strand are coming together to show their support.   Dave Karaitiana was found unresponsive... Read More

Investigation into Tauranga dog death ongoing

  An investigation is still ongoing into a dog that was reportedly killed in a Tauranga Park last week.   A police spokesperson says they... Read More

Murder accused ‘fit to plea’

The man charged with the murder of Rotorua woman Patricia Wallace has been deemed fit to plea - but his defence lawyer has sought a second report to... Read More

Firearms, meth & stolen goods recovered in raids

  Police are using information given to them by the public to target Gangs and Organised Crime around the Waikato District.   They have... Read More