Missing man - Rotorua

Police are appealing for sightings of missing Rotorua man Tai Kawhena Wiringi. Wiringi, aged 31, was last seen on November 17 2019 wearing dark track... Read More

Woman arrested after man seriously assaulted

A 19-year-old woman has been arrested following an assault in Lilac Street, Hamilton, Sunday evening. A 27-year-old man was admitted to hospital where... Read More

“Senseless vandalism” destroys community assets

A spate of vandalism over the weekend has wreaked havoc on public conveniences and decimated established gardens in the Whakatāne District. The public... Read More

Trial date set for Little Waihi murder accused

A trial date has been set for the man accused of murdering a two-year-old in Little Waihi in March. The man has been charged with murder after Nevaeh... Read More

Armed police stop ute in Tauriko

Armed police have a stopped a vehicle on State Highway 29 in Tauriko. A reporter at the scene says police closed the road while they stopped at Toyota... Read More

Police investigating BOP ram raid

Information is being sought in relation to the ram raid of a Bay of Plenty store. Police say a Mazda Demio stolen from Whakatane Hospital car park was... Read More

Police raid Tauranga property

A number of people are reporting a heavy police presence in the Brookfield area this morning. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there have... Read More

Firearm buy-back scheme privacy breach confirmed

Police have confirmed a privacy breach involving the online notification platform for the firearm buy-back programme has occurred. Deputy Commissioner... Read More

Arrests made after Katikati aggravated robbery

Police have arrested two youths following an aggravated robbery at a liquor store on Main Road, Katikati, this afternoon. They entered the Bottle-O... Read More

Police chase through Tauranga

Reports are coming in of a police chase through Tauranga this afternoon. A SunLive reader has messaged us in Facebook to say they have seen several... Read More

Possible privacy breach of firearm buy back scheme

Police have been made aware of a potential privacy breach involving the online notification platform for the firearm buy-back programme. Police were... Read More

Police appeal for information after fatal crash

Bay of Plenty Police are appealing for any information or sightings of a vehicle that left a fatal crash site on Saturday night. A man has died following... Read More

New scam targeting property sellers

A new scam is making its way around the country, with one Tauranga local catching on to it before it was too late. A local Tauranga pharmacy worker... Read More

Motel hell forces Rotorua industry veteran to quit

Assaults, drugs and anti-social behaviour have forced a 20-year motel industry veteran to quit the sector. Shelley Hobson-Powell, who is also stepping... Read More

Whangamata murderer fails in conviction appeal

A man who flew into a "fit of rage" and murdered his friend by stabbing him in the head and hitting him with a meat cleaver has had his appeal... Read More