Police response to IPCA report

Police has accepted the findings of the Independent Police Conduct Authority's investigation into a fleeing driver incident in Auckland on 3 September 2015. The initial pursuit began when the driver of the stolen vehicle failed to stop at a checkpoint... Read More

New police officers congratulated

Police Minister Judith Collins has congratulated 40 new police constables as they mark the end of their training at the Royal New Police College with an attestation parade today. Today's parade is being attended by Wing Patron Hon Luamanuvao Winne... Read More

Flaxmere assault investigated

At around 8am,  a woman was indecently assaulted by a man outside the Flaxmere Primary School. This assault happened while children were arriving at the school. Police attended and after some good police work from attending staff and an excellent... Read More

Wanted man Kershaw Howard located

Wanted man Kershaw Howard was arrested this morning following a search warrant executed by Police and AOS. Mr Howard had warrants for his arrest for aggravated robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was found at a Papakura address and attempted... Read More

Woman hurt in Hamilton firearm incident

Hamilton Police have arrested a man following a firearms incident early in the morning on Saturday. At approximately 3:45am police were called to an incident where a woman received moderate injuries as a result of a gunshot wound. Detective Senior Sergeant... Read More

Body found in Manawatu River

The Police National Dive Squad this morning found a body of a man in the Manawatu River. The discovery follows a search launched yesterday evening for a man who was missing in the water, says Inspector Dave White. The body will be subject to formal identification. Police... Read More

Rescue after boat capsizes in Kawhia

Four people are recovering after their boat capsized on the Kawhia Bar this morning.   At 6.40am on Thursday, 1 December 2016, four people set out on a fishing trip on the 5.3m-long Eager Beaver boat. As it tried to cross the bar it was hit... Read More

Arrests following car crime in Nelson

Nelson Police made two arrests yesterday in relation to a spate of car crimes across the region. The men, both aged 19, appeared in Nelson District Court on a range of charges including theft of a motor vehicle, arson, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle,... Read More

Kaipara Harbour tragedy update

Statement to be attributed to Inspector Mark Fergus, Waitemata Police   "Last night the Police Eagle Helicopter conducted further aerial sweeps of the coastline and up around the Kaipara Harbour, in the search for Mr Taulagi Afamasaga. "Sadly,... Read More

Methamphetamine syndicate arrests

Wellington Police have arrested seven people after executing search warrants in Wellington, Hutt Valley and Porirua targeting a Wellington city-based methamphetamine dealing syndicate. Over the past month, Operation Oak has targeted the methamphetamine... Read More

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