Man charged with human trafficking and slavery

A 64-year-old man has been arrested and charged with human trafficking and slavery, following a lengthy investigation by Immigration New Zealand and NZ Police. It's alleged that the man, who is a Samoan national and New Zealand resident, has...... Read More

Viral video prompts police warning

A truck driver’s video of some seriously questionable driving in New Zealand has gone viral on social media. Michael Maunder’s video has received more than 1.3 million views. In a post on the Waikato Police Facebook page, police have posted...... Read More

Two arrested in Eastern Bay pursuit

Two people have been arrested following a pursuit across the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The pursuit led police from Rotorua to Kawerau and surrounding forestry areas. A police media spokesperson says it was initiated following a fleeing driver incident...... Read More

Further charge laid in Timaru strawberry incident

Police have laid a further charge against a 28-year-old woman in relation to a false complaint of a needle in strawberries in Timaru. As a result of further inquiries, Police have also charged the woman with causing loss by deception, says Detective...... Read More

$70k worth of methamphetamine seized in raids

Methamphetamine with a street value of around $70,000 has been seized by Bay of Plenty Police. One person was arrested by Kawerau Police yesterday as part of Operation Notus. A search warrant was conducted at a local address in the ongoing effort...... Read More

Four arrested after Tauranga police chase

Four people are facing charges after a police chase through Tauranga this morning. At about 5am, police spotted a stolen vehicle being driven in Tauranga. “The vehicle failed to stop for police units,” says a police spokesperson. “It...... Read More

Woman charged over alleged false complaint

A 28-year-old woman has been charged with making a false complaint following a report made to police on Monday regarding a needle found in a strawberry in Timaru. Detective inspector Corrie Parnell says she has been summoned to appear in Timaru District...... Read More

Public suspicions lead to P lab discovery

A cache of weapons, including a 357 Magnum Desert Eagle and a semi-automatic shotgun converted into a pistol, was discovered during police raids on Tuesday. Matamata-Piako CIB received information about suspicious activity in the Waikato, and after...... Read More

BOP meth raids net three

A further three people have been arrested in Rotorua today, as more search warrants were carried out targeting the sale and supply of methamphetamine in the city. Today’s arrests are part of an ongoing major organised crime operation involving...... Read More

Grace Millane’s body returned to family

The body of Grace Millane has now been formally identified. Detective Inspector Scott Beard says Grace has been returned to her family. "They are in the process of organising to take her home, in the next few days. "Work continues to piece...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week