Welcome Bay meeting on crime, law and order

It’s Welcome Bay’s turn this week to have a community conversation on law and order. Local Police and representatives from the Neighbourhood... Read More

Teens caught burgling house amid evacuations

Three teenagers are being referred to youth justice after being caught stealing from a house in Whakatane amid mass tsunami evacuations. Residents were... Read More

Car theft investigation lands four in court

Four people have been arrested following a series of search warrants executed in Greerton, Pyes Pa, Welcome Bay, Papamoa, Bethlehem and Athentree. The... Read More

Some Whakaari eruption charges carry $1.5m fine

The 13 organisations and people charged with exposing their people to death or serious injury in the 2019 Whakaari/White Island eruption could face fines... Read More

Stabbing victim assaulted at rugby clubrooms

  Four people are facing charges in relation to the death of a Bay of Plenty man,   Jamaine Wharton attended a 21st birthday party at the... Read More

Police launch appeal after petrol station ram-raid

  Bay of Plenty Police have launched an appeal for information after a petrol station was ram-raided in Rotoma.   Officers were notified... Read More

Woman accused of oar assault appears in court

A woman accused of hitting a man with an oar in a Tairua boat rage incident has appeared in court this week. Catherine Maree Browning, 52, made a short... Read More

Regional Council reports crime drop at bus stops

  Crime at bus stops across Tauranga has seen a 30 per cent decrease since security started guarding them nearly two months ago, according to the... Read More

BOP fatal stabbing victim named

Police have released the name of the man who died following a stabbing in the Bay of Plenty. Thirty-one-year-old Jamaine Wharton died after following... Read More

Man dies following stabbing in Eastern BOP

A 31-year-old man has died following a stabbing overnight in the eastern Bay of Plenty.  Police report that the stabbing occurred at Waiohau, Whakatane... Read More

Murder accused told police he would be a suspect

One of the men on trial over the shooting and robbery at the Red Fox Tavern more than 30 years ago told the police he knew they would be after him over... Read More

National: Gang numbers of the rise in the BOP

There has been a spike in gang numbers in the Bay of Plenty, according to National MPs Simon Bridges and Todd Muller. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges and... Read More

Gold, meth and guns seized in police operation

A dozen firearms, methamphetamine and more than $1 million in cash, gold, high-end vehicles and bitcoins have been taken out of the hands of organised... Read More

Omanawa murder accused denies charges

A man accused of murder following a death in Omanawa will remain behind bars until his next court appearance. The 51-year-old appeared via audio visual... Read More

New officers to hit the beat in the BOP

  The Bay of Plenty will be receiving 11 new constables.   A total of 57 new officers are graduating from the Royal New Zealand Police College... Read More