Two dead at Culverden

Police can now confirm that two people were killed in the crash at Culverden, North Canterbury ealier today. The scene examination is now complete and the road is now open. Anyone who witnessed the crash and is yet to come forward to Police, could... Read More

Gisborne forestry worker killed

A person has died in a work related forestry incident in the Whatatutu area of Gisborne today. Police were alerted to the incident just after midday. Police are making enquiries into the death on behalf of the Coroner.  We are now in the process... Read More

Jobs for offenders

Corrections' new recruitment service is finding early success, with 140 offenders placed in permanent employment in just three months. “Stable employment is a major factor to helping offenders lead better, crime-free lives. It is good... Read More

Traffic affected following crash

Emergency services are attending an incident on Clevedon-Kawakawa Road, south of Auckland, where power lines have fallen on the road following a crash. A car crashed into a power pole, knocking down the power lines. There are no serious injuries.  Motorists... Read More

Fatal crash on North-Western Motorway

At approximately 2:15am this morning, Sunday 19 February, 2017, emergency services attended a fatal crash on the North-Western Motorway in Auckland. One person died at the scene. Two cars were involved in the incident, which occurred between the Newton... Read More

Port Hills fire being investigated

In conjunction with New Zealand Fire Service investigators, Police are investigating the cause of the two fires in the Port Hills. Detective Inspector Greg Murton says while there has been speculation about the cause of the two fires, no definitive cause... Read More

Witnesses to Taupiri stabbing sought

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident that occurred on Te Putu Lane in Taupiri at 4pm on Thursday, February16. An altercation occurred between at least two males outside an address next to the Taupiri Dairy. As a result one of the males received... Read More

Man arrested for Hawke's Bay assault

Hawke's Bay Police have arrested a 33-year-old Wellington man in relation to a serious assault that occurred at a local holiday camp ground last year. Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard said the arrest followed an incident at the Hastings Top... Read More

Body found in Woodhill Forrest, Muriwai

Police can confirm a body was found in the Woodhill Forrest, Muriwai last night. The body was found by a member of the public and police remain at the scene. Police are currently going through the process to formally identify the body. Further information... Read More

Evacuations following Christchurch fires

Further evacuations are now underway due to the ongoing risk caused by the fires in the Port Hills area south of Christchurch. Houses on Kennedys Bush Road and its intersecting streets are being evacuated from Halswell Quarry up towards the end of Kennedys... Read More



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