Hamilton police chase ends with crash

Hamilton Police are investigating a crash that occurred on Powells Street, Fairview Downs, just before 3:30am on Saturday.   Police attempted to stop a vehicle for routine checks  when it failed to stop and fled Police.... Read More

Napier man to appear in court

A Napier man will appear in the District Court today in relation to an incident late last year. A man sustained life threatening injuries after being run over by a vehicle in the Napier suburb of Maraenui. A 31-year-old man will face charges including... Read More

Police seek Shawn Harding

Police are seeking 40-year-old Shawn Nicholas Harding who has a warrant for arrest for driving related offences. Harding is considered dangerous and should not be approached. Police ask if you see Harding or have any information on his whereabouts to... Read More

Armed robbery at Riccarton

A pistol was presented at bank staff at Kiwibank, Bush Inn, Waimairi Rd, Upper Riccarton, at lunchtime Thursday. No-one was injured, says police. Police have been conducting a scene examination, reviewing CCTV footage, taking witness statements, and... Read More

Items of interest in murder hunt

Police have identified a number of items of interest in the ongoing investigation into the homicide of Upper Hutt woman Lois Tolley. Several items from the Ward Street scene and nearby have been identified as potentially connected to the investigation. Police... Read More

Cyclist killed in Gisborne crash named

Police have officially released the name of the cyclist who died on Awapuni Road in Gisborne on Wednesday. He was 42-year-old Jason Duncan Houia of Gisborne. His death has now been referred to the Coroner. SOURCE: New Zealand Police Read More

Huntly agg rob investigation

Huntly Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred on the evening of Tuesday 17 January 2017. At approximately 10pm, a male was walking on the pedestrian bridge between Main and Bridge Streets, heading towards the western side of Huntly... Read More

Police make arrests in Hamilton ram raid

Four people have appeared in the Hamilton District Court after being charged with a range of offences relating to a series of “ram raid” style burglaries targeting commercial premises in the Hamilton City area. Acting Detective Senior Sergeant... Read More

Hoax threat to rest home

Northland Police have arrested and charged a man in relation to a bomb threat that was made to a Whangarei rest home on Saturday. Twenty-nine elderly residents of the Shalom Rest Home had to be evacuated in temperature of 28 degrees, after a hoax call... Read More

Fatal crash in Gisborne

Emergency services are responding to a crash on Awapuni Road, Gisborne in which one person has died. The road is currently blocked and motorists are asked to avoid the area. More information will be released as it becomes available. Source: New Zealand... Read More



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