Man‘s arm broken in ’violent‘ BOP robbery

Police are asking for the community's help following a "violent" robbery in the Bay of Plenty. Shortly before 10am on Thursday 23 May,... Read More

Serious crime up across the country

With growing reports of gang tensions, drug crime and shootings, National can reveal the number of serious harm cases before the courts has increased... Read More

More than 400 phones destroyed each year

  A police officer is perplexed at the amount of phones he has ordered for destruction this year.   More than 480 cell phones are getting... Read More

BOP murder accused ‘feared for safety’

"I hope he dies". These are the four words a Bay of Plenty man accused of murder allegedly said as he was driven past Tauranga Hospital last... Read More

Sexual Violence Court pilot reducing delays

The District Court has improved the management of serious sexual violence cases after piloting a sexual violence court, says the Chief District Court... Read More

Woman arrested after Tauranga chase

The woman at the centre of a police chase through Tauranga is facing a number of driving charges. The chase was witnessed by a number of people as officers... Read More

Man prosecuted for attempting to dock dog‘s tail

A Huntly man has been prosecuted by SPCA after he attempted to dock the tail of his dog, resulting in 60 per cent of the tail being amputated and leaving... Read More

Man accused of murdering toddler denies charge

The 39-year-old man accused of the murder of 17-month-old Sadie-Leigh Gardner has plead not guilty in court today. Adrian Clancy appeared by audio visual... Read More

Police warn of latest phone scam

Police are reminding people to be wary of telephone scammers claiming to work for Spark NZ. Police are aware of a phone scam by cold callers who say... Read More

Equestrian couple face sex charges

A prominant equestrian couple have been charged with child sex offences from multiple complainants. Laken Maree Rose, 29, and Andrew Alan Williams,... Read More

Fleeing driver caught near Baypark

One person has been taken into custody following a vehicle fleeing from police across Tauranga this afternoon. A police spokesperson says the vehicle... Read More

Vehicle fleeing from police through Tauranga

The driver of a vehicle is leading police on a chase through Tauranga this afternoon. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says he saw police pursing... Read More

Funding pledge for safer whānau welcomed

Key initiatives which are making a difference for families at risk of violence and harm will receive funding in the forthcoming Budget, the Government... Read More

Ex-officer sentenced on indecent assault charges

A former police officer has been sentenced to home detention after pleading guilty to indecent assault charges. Kimberlee Vollmer was sentenced on Monday... Read More

Armed Offenders locate person of interest in Waihi

An Armed Offenders Squad was brought into Waihi on Thursday evening to locate a person of interest.  A member of the public reported to... Read More