Operation Artic update

The police investigation into the deaths of Clare Bremner, Mona Tuwhangai and Maurice O'Donnell, who were killed in Otorohanga and Kinohaku three weeks ago is continuing.  Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson says based on enquiries to... Read More

Commercial burglaries rise in Hastings

Police are very concerned about a recent increase in commercial burglary incidents in the Hastings area.   In the last week and over the long weekend a number of premises have been broken into and in each instance the offenders have caused... Read More

police get name worng

The 79 year old woman who died in wellington Hospital overnight from injuries received in a crash near Paekakariki yesterday was Te Rauoriwa Daphne Pomare. The surname was incorrectly given as Pomana in the earlier media release. We apologise for... Read More

Paekakariki crash victim dies

A woman critically injured in a crash near Paekakariki yesterday died in Wellington Hospital overnight. She was Te Rauoriwa Daphne Pomana, 79, from Levin. Police says the circumstances of the crash are still under investigation and no further information... Read More

Paekakariki crash driver critical

The driver of one of the cars involved in a crash on State Highway 1 near Paekakariki this morning has been airlifted to Wellington Hospital with critical injuries. The driver of the second car has been transported to Wellington Hospital by ambulance,... Read More

Street racer killed

A person has died following a motorcycle crash at an organised street racing event in Greymouth this morning. The crash happened on Herbert Street shortly before 11am. Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash, or anyone who has photos/video... Read More

Hit and run arrest

A 61-year-old man has been charged following a hit and run in Anzac Parade, Whanganui early on Saturday morning. The man faces charges of wounding with intent to cause GBH and driving while unlicensed and prohibited. He is expected to appear in Whanganui... Read More

Labour Day roadside delivery

Preparing to do a routine checkpoint on a Friday morning, Constable Clinton Parker was expecting an ordinary day on the job patrolling the Highways in Taranaki. However, around 8:30AM, Constable Parker was faced with more than your everyday road stop. Shortly... Read More

Kuratau quad bike death

One person has died and another has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries following a quad bike accident at Kuratau near the south western side of Lake Taupo. Emergency services were called to a bush reserve near Sate Highway 41 Kuratau at about... Read More

NZ police humbled by awards

New Zealand Police was humbled to receive three awards for the “Do you care enough to be a cop?” recruitment marketing campaign at the 2016 Marketing Effectiveness Awards that took place in Auckland last night. The “Do you care enough... Read More

Opinion Poll

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