Man faces charges after Tauranga police chase

UPDATED 1.50PM: A male is facing multiple charges after fleeing police this afternoon. Police attempted to stop a vehicle, but failed to do so at around 12.25pm. A police spokesperson says it fled but was stopped after spikes were deployed. “A...... Read More

BOP Four Square robbed at knifepoint

Police are on the hunt for any information about an armed robbery in the Bay of Plenty. A man armed with a knife entered the Four Square on Church Street in Opotiki around 9.15am on Saturday. A police spokesperson says he stole cash and cigarettes. “There...... Read More

Drugs and guns found after police operation

Police executed a search warrant in relation to illegal drugs, in the Te Poi area, south of Matamata at a rural address on Friday February 15. Detective Senior Sergeant Steve Ambler, Waikato Eastern Area Criminal Investigations Manager, says large...... Read More

Armed police operation in Pyes Pa over

UPDATE 2.45pm: Police haven’t found the man they were looking for in an armed operation in Cheyne Road in Pyes Pa. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, but there are no details as to why the man is wanted by police. Police blocked off the...... Read More

Armed police operation underway in Pyes Pa

Reports are coming in of an armed police operation in Cheyne Road in Pyes Pa. One caller to Sunlive says he saw armed police wearing masks go past him along the road. There are reports the road is blocked and police are turning away cars. We’ll...... Read More

Police pursuit near Oropi

UPDATE 10.30am: A police dog was used to track down a driver who abandoned a Ute after a police pursuit in Tauranga last night. Police pursued the Ute along SH29 between Maungatapu and Oropi. A police spokesperson says the vehicle went on to Oropi...... Read More

Fireworks fingered in Gate Pa blaze

Children with fireworks are suspected of starting a scrub fire in Gate Pa overnight. The blaze in Humber Crescent was reported just after 9pm and was under control by around 10pm. A resident claims youngsters with fireworks started the fire, officials...... Read More

Efforts to find missing man ’unwavering’

Police are concerned for the safety of 77-year-old John Mohi, of Maketu. John, who suffers from dementia, has not been seen since the afternoon of Monday 11 February. Police, Land SAR Volunteers and members of the community have continued to scour...... Read More

100-year-old stolen artefacts recovered by police

Illegal drugs, cash and stolen 100-year-old artefacts have been recovered by police executing search warrants in Thames. The stolen artefacts had been taken in a burglary of a Te Arapipi Road address in early January. Methamphetamine and a significant...... Read More

Reward offered in return for missing bike

Mount Maunganui resident Doug Hannan, is asking residents if anyone has seen his stolen bike. Doug says his beloved fat tyre beach cruiser has been stolen from the underground garage in his apartment building. The bike, which Doug only got just before...... Read More

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Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?