BOP Police hunt wanted men

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police is turning to the public to help them locate several people. The following men are currently wanted and have warrants out for their arrest. Wayne Savage, 37, of Kawerau or Rotorua of late. Norman Te Rangi, 23, of Kawerau Kevin...... Read More

BOP offenders hit with combined 40-year sentence

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are pleased with the prosecution of 23 people following a "violent incident" in Whakatane last year. The investigation, which followed a violent incident in Whakatane in January 2017, saw 25 people arrested...... Read More

Vehicles torched at BOP pack house

Arson is the suspected cause of two cars being set alight near an Eastern Bay of Plenty pack house. EastPack Edgecumbe workers arrived to the site one morning to discover work vehicles completely burnt out. Manager Calum Spankie says believes the...... Read More

Concerns grow amid firearm thefts in the Waikato

Waikato Police want to remind firearms owners to be vigilant following reports of firearm thefts over the past couple of weeks. Richard Plas, District Arms Officer, Waikato says we are extremely concerned about these firearms getting into the...... Read More

Boy, 14, charged with BOP man’s murder

A 14-year-old boy charged with the murder of a Bay of Plenty man has denied the allegation. The teenager was one of five youths charged in relation to the death of Kelly Alex Donner outside a Flaxmere pub on 4 March. The 40-year-old was found injured...... Read More

Tauranga driver uses roadside attack as warning

A young motorist is coming forward to tell her story after getting attacked on the side of the road. The Tauranga woman was driving late at night, on an urban street, with street lights, when she stopped to get something out of her back seat. Twenty...... Read More

Rider arrested as bike bursts into flames

A man who tried to flee from police was snagged by a “four-legged land shark” as flames engulfed his bike. Police had attempted to pull over the driver of the bike after a Waikato dog handler spotted it with no registration plate or tail...... Read More

’Savage assault’ on farm focus of trial

  Two men allegedly rubbed cow dung and gravel in another man's eyes - almost blinding him - as retribution for allegations of domestic violence, a court has heard. Elisha Jack Cramond, 26, appeared at the beginning of a four day trial...... Read More

Checkpoint uncovers massive illegal paua haul

A joint Ministry for Primary Industries and NZ Police checkpoint in Taranaki has uncovered a massive illegal haul of paua, the majority of which were undersized. MPI fishery officers and Police stopped and inspected cars travelling on State Highway...... Read More

NZ Police ‘paw blacks’ take on the Aussies

It’s the New Zealand Police ‘paw blacks’ taking on their counterparts from across the Tasman when the Australasian Police Dog Championships get under way in Wellington today. Fifteen dogs and handlers are taking part in the four-day...... Read More

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