Volunteer enforcers get new patrol car

The Papamoa community is just that bit safer. That's thanks to its community patrol, a car yard and a substantial benefactor. The car yard, Ebbett Holden and the Legacy Trust have provided the patrol with a new a new car, and all the extras required... Read More

$90K Holden stolen from car yard

UPDATE 9.15AM: The stolen vehicle has been recovered. A police spokesperson says the car was located by police on Saturday afternoon at The Base in Te Rapa, Hamilton. A post to the Ebbett Holden Tauranga Facebook page says the car was initially stolen... Read More

Whale teeth stolen

Police are looking for two men seen leaving the eastern end of Papamoa Beach Road in a flatbed truck last night, believed to be with a sperm whale jawbone and valuable ivory teeth. The lower jaw was taken from a dead whale discovered along the beach... Read More

Fraud victims to contact police

Police is appealing for information regarding failed agreements for the purchase or sale of motor vehicles. The appeal for information comes after the arrest of a man from Thames, Waikato on Wednesday.  The man is currently facing a number of dishonesty... Read More

Drug courier jailed

A drug courier who tried to smuggle a million dollars' worth of cocaine into the country in the lining of his suitcases has been jailed for more than eight years. Portugese national Helder Soares Gomez, 47, tried to pass through customs at Auckland... Read More

Driver jumps into river to avoid police

A fleeing driver who jumped off a bridge into a Waikato river to avoid police has made contact with his family to say that he is safe - but still remains at large.  Police launched a search along the banks of the Waihou River near Te Aroha for... Read More

Police name Tauranga homicide victim

Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a Tauranga man on Sunday night. David Rawiri Kuka died from serious head injuries at a Wilrose Place address in Gate Pa. Detective Inspector Lew Warner says the 52-year-old died at... Read More

Spike in thefts from vehicles

Papamoa Police have noticed a spike in theft from vehicles at the Kaiate Falls Carpark and the Otawa Trig Carpark.  In the past ten days there have been six vehicles broken into and items stolen, says Sergeant Tristan Murray. “Police would... Read More

Ex-scout leader case adjourned

A former Papamoa scout group leader, guilty of indecent assault and sexual violation has had his case put off until the end of the month. Graham William Morine, 76, pleaded guilty to four representative charges at Tauranga District court at the end of... Read More

Fourteen-year-old charged with robbery

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested by police in relation to the aggravated robbery of a Gull Service Station in Whakatane on Monday. The robbery happened at the Gull Service Station on the corner of Domain Road and King Street, Whakatane.   An... Read More

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