Tauranga marae murder: killer thought he was a god

The killer of Ariana Eva Mahu thought he was a god saving his iwi from a makutu (curse) when he stabbed her at a Tauranga Marae.  Mahu died after being stabbed in an unprovoked attack while she was helping in the wharekai on February 23....... Read More

Toddler’s death investigated, arrest made

Police have laid charges against a 24-year-old woman following the death of toddler Comfort Joy Witeri-Thompson. The 18-month-old died in Waikato Hospital on July 2 following an incident at a Tirau address. "The woman’s charges are in relation...... Read More

Police investigate knife reports in Tauranga CBD

Police are appealing for information after a man was allegedly spotted with a knife in the Tauranga Central Business District. Police received calls of a man carrying knife at about 5pm on Thursday, says a police spokesperson. “Police are making...... Read More

Body of missing Hamilton woman discovered in river

The body of a missing Hamilton woman has been found in the Waikato river. Detective Sergeant Jason Earl says it was discovered at about 12pm. "Officers searching the Waikato River on the police boat located a woman’s body between Horotiu...... Read More

Meth charges from homicide probe

Police investigating the alleged kidnapping and murder of a Ngāruawāhia man whose body was found dumped at McLaren Falls have arrested a woman on methamphetamine charges. The 26-year-old from Hamilton appeared in the Hamilton District Court on Tuesday...... Read More

Man wanted for arrest after court no-show

Western Bay of Plenty Police are seeking to locate Adrian John Rewiri, after he failed to appear in the Tauranga District Court.   Rewiri had been scheduled to appear in court today on charges relating to driving while disqualified and possession...... Read More

Man critically injured in Waikato stabbing

An investigation is underway following a stabbing in Huntly this morning. A man is in Waikato Hospital in a critical condition following the incident, says Area Manager Investigations Senior Sergeant Stephen Ambler. Police were called to Kimihia Road...... Read More

Police hunt hit and run vehicle

Police are appealing for any information about a hit and run in Paeroa. CCTV footage released by the police shows a vehicle driving down the main road of Paeroa, before swerving and hitting a parked car. The vehicle was hit outside Subway Paeroa at...... Read More

Bone found in water at Mount Maunganui

A bone has been found in the water at Mount Maunganui, days after a human skull was reportedly "fished up" nearby. Police say someone has "found a bone in the water that they believe may possibly be human". However, there...... Read More

The ’crisis’ in criminal justice - Andrew Little

Justice Minister Andrew Little is calling for services for victims of crime to be more professionally-run, rather than relying on volunteers. That's just one of his plans for reforming the justice sector, though he admits his ideas will be expensive...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.