Community detention for fatal hunting shooting

A 37-year-old man who shot and killed a Katikati man in a hunting accident at Easter has been sentenced to community detention. Quentin McCreedy shot 57-year-old Gordon Leech at a range of about 30 metres thinking he was shooting a deer. The incident...... Read More

Armed trio flee Mount home

Three men armed with weapons lead police on a chase around Mount Maunganui before escaping on foot. Police are continuing to make enquiries to locate the men involved in an aggravated burglary at a Mount Maunganui address. Western Bay of Plenty area...... Read More

Armed police incident near Mount Maunganui

Armed police and police dog squads have been spotted near Mount Maunganui, as police attend an incident in the area. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE hotline says police have been spotted in the area throughout the morning. “I first noticed three...... Read More

’Serious failings’ in Kawerau siege operation

Police have been criticised for the tactical decision-making and control and command exercised in response to shots fired near Kawerau on March 9 2016. The Independent Police Conduct Authority says the reponse was highly flawed and placed police officers...... Read More

Money box nicked from Tauranga bus

Police are investigating a theft from a Tauranga bus. A police spokesperson says a money box was taken from a bus in Grenada Street at 5.40pm. “Police are making enquiries.” A Tauranga resident who was in a passing bus when the theft...... Read More

Greazy Dogs discredit links to murdered man

Greazy Dog members are discrediting claims linking them to murdered man Mitchell Paterson. The claims come after a police investigation was launched into the suspicious death of Mitchell whose body was found at McLaren falls on Friday. The 26-year-old...... Read More

Man beaten in suspected gang killing

Police have confirmed the man found dead in a suspected gang killing died of a physical assault before his body was found below McLaren Falls Bridge. Speaking at a press conference at Hamilton police station on Wednesday, Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley...... Read More

McLaren Falls murder: vehicle sightings sought

The public are being asked to provide any information about a light coloured Nissan Terrano, as police continue to investigate the murder of a man whose body was found at McLaren Falls. The investigation into the death of Mitchell Paterson, whose body...... Read More

Man with rifle leads police on hour-long chase

Three men are in custody after a police pursuit that lasted more than an hour in Waikato early this morning. Police spotted a stolen car in Ngaruawahia shortly after midnight and signalled the driver to stop. Senior Sergeant Pete Simpson says at...... Read More

Widow of Awanui Black gives four names to police

The widow of a Bay of Plenty Māori leader says she has given the police the names of four people she believes may have been involved in, or have knowledge of, what she's calling a paedophile sex ring of which he was part. Te Awanuiārangi Black...... Read More

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