Nationwide appeal after Invercargill shooting

  Nearly a fortnight after a shooting in Invercargill, a national television appeal’s being made to find a man wanted over the incident.   There is a warrant to arrest 24-year-old Anthony Miles Tamaiti Watkins in relation to the shooting...... Read More

Name suppression lifts for man accused of murder

The man accused of murdering two-year-old Arnica Savage in Bay of Plenty can now be named. He is 32-year-old Te Mahoe man Tewi Daniel Savage. Arnica's body was found in the Rangitaiki River, in Bay of Plenty, a week and a half ago. Tewi Savage...... Read More

Man arrested in Tauranga aggravated robbery

A 21-year-old man has been arrested following a robbery at ANZ Bank on 11th Avenue in Tauranga. Acting Inspector Phil Gillbanks says it occurred at 10.40am today. "He has been charged with aggravated robbery and is due to appear in the Tauranga...... Read More

Tauranga bank robbed at knifepoint

A “number of items of interest” have been recovered after a person robbed a Tauranga bank at knifepoint. Police were called to the ANZ Bank on 11th Ave just after 10.30am, following reports of an armed robbery. Detective Sergeant Daryl...... Read More

Paedophile claims: no victims identified

Police are yet to identify any victims following claims of paedophilia against a former Bay of Plenty Regional Councillor. Awanui Black’s widow Anihera posted a video on Facebook at the weekend were she alleged Black was a paedophile. Read more...... Read More

Police speak to Anihera about paedophile claims

Police have spoken to Anihera Black regarding allegations made in a video posted on Facebook of her late husband being a paedophile. The allegations have been met with strong responses, including a local Tauranga artist removing a mural of Black, and...... Read More

Laser strike warning to those on the ground

Recent incidents in Morrinsville, Cambridge and Hamilton would suggest some people think directing a laser pointer towards aircraft is a fun thing to do, says police. The implications of such activity are a massive concern – for both those in...... Read More

Police now have access to driver licence photos

A new automated system that allows New Zealand Police to access NZ Transport Agency driver licence photos went live yesterday. Timely access to driver licence photos will improve Police’s ability to identify the people they interact with, and...... Read More

Police on the hunt for dangerous man

Police are on the hunt for a man who is considered dangerous and has connections to the Bay of Plenty. In a post on the Counties Manukau Facebook page, police says they are “seeking the public's assistance to locate 32-year-old Ashley Ngawaka,...... Read More

Teenagers fire at police

Teenagers shooting in the backyard of a Hamilton home then turned their fire at police.  Police were called to Ross Crescent in Fairfield around 10.20am on Monday after reports of people firing an air-rifle at a back fence. Officers arriving...... Read More




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