Enquiries continue into boat collision

Police have resumed making enquiries into a boat collision which happened in the Tauranga harbour on Friday evening. A loud bang was heard in Pilot Bay at about 8.30pm when two boats collided near the Tangaroa statue. The noise was reportedly heard as... Read More

Witnesses sought for Hamilton robbery

An investigation is being launched into an aggravated robbery in Hillcrest, Hamilton this morning. Senior Sergeant Charles Burgess says it happened at about 5am. "The owner of the Hillcrest Minimart in Cambridge Road arrived at his shop and as he opened... Read More

SunLive's top news- March 16

SunLive's top news: Day starts with fire and crashhttps://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/175346-day-starts-fire-and-crash.html Bottle bins create wrong impressionhttps://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/175367-bottle-bins-create-wrong-impression.html Teens... Read More

Teens arrest linked to murder case

Police have arrested four youths in connection to the homicide investigation of an Opotiki man. The youths, aged between 14 and 16 years old, have been charged with Wounding with Intent to Cause Grievous Bodily Harm and will appear in the Hastings District... Read More

Arrest warrant issued for Bay man

Police appealing for information about a Bay of Plenty man with warrant out for his arrest, are warning people not to approach him. Acting Senior Sergeant Shane Tailby says an arrest warrant has been issued for Kawerau man Vance Taurere. The 31-year-old's... Read More

Man threatens Work and Income staff

Police have spoken to a man who threatened staff of the Rotorua Work and Income office.  The man made threats to the office by phoning the call centre, says Bay of Plenty Senior Sergeant William Fisher. The incident happened just after 1pm on Thursday.  "Staff... Read More

Police on the hunt for bank robber

A man disguised in a black wig and wearing black-rimmed glasses is at the centre of a bank robbery. At around 12.25pm today, a man entered the ASB Bank located in the Base Shopping Centre in Hamilton. "He presented a teller with a note advising he had... Read More

Machete victim 'feared for his life'

A dairy owner attacked with a machete says he tried to use his karate skills to fend off the attackers. Sandip Patel suffered a fractured skull and cuts to his hands and arms when two men robbed his Hamilton East shop yesterday. He said he feared for... Read More

Youths arrested in carjacking case

Two youths have been arrested in relation to an armed carjacking. A woman was forced at gunpoint from her car on Stanley Street, Tokoroa, at 1pm yesterday. "Two young males, believed to be in their mid-late teens and both wearing dark hoodies, pointed... Read More

Warning issued over 'bad ecstasy'

A warning is being issued after a number of people were admitted to Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department suffering from a 'bad batch of MDMA/ecstasy'.  Nine people, including a 15-year-old,  were admitted over... Read More

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Penumbra on Sunday. Photo: Joan King.

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