Christchurch terror attack; court appearance

An 18-year-old man is due to appear in Christchurch District Court this morning charged with offences under the Films Videos and Publications Classification Act. This man was arrested by police in the initial stages of the shooting investigation in...... Read More

Multicultural festival postponement uncertain

Members of the Multicultural Tauranga committee came to the Tauranga Mosque at 18th Ave on Saturday to show their support and share in the grief at the tragic shooting in Christchurch. Multicultural Tauranga President Ann Kerewaro and her team had...... Read More

Floral tributes in Rotorua for Christchurch

To commemorate those who lost their lives in the Christchurch terrorist act, Rotorua folk have been making their tributes known in Tawera Rd today. The assuaged their grief by laying flowers and tributes at the address of a home of a member of the...... Read More

Christchurch terrorist death toll now 50

Sadly, Police can confirm this morning that during the scene examination of the Deans Avenue Mosque yesterday, the body of a further victim was found. The death toll now stands at 50. Thirty-six people remain in hospital in Canterbury District, being...... Read More

Enquiries continue following Christchurch shooting

New Zealand Police are continuing to make enquiries after yesterday’s tragic events in Christchurch. As Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated yesterday, this has been designated a terrorist attack. Forty nine people have lost their lives and...... Read More

Arrest following Tauranga assault

One person has been arrested following a family harm incident in Greerton on Friday night. Emergency services were called to the South City Baptist Church rear carpark at around 7pm. A police spokesperson says one person has been charged with assault...... Read More

Tauranga shows support for Muslim community

Tauranga residents have been showing their support and sharing in the nation’s grief this evening, by laying flowers along the front wall of the Tauranga Mosque in 18th Ave. Armed Police are standing guard outside the mosque following the shootings...... Read More

40 believed to have been killed in mass shooting

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described today's shooting in Christchurch as a "terrorist attack". “I have now had the opportunity to be fully briefed with the details of the unprecedented events that took place in Christchurch...... Read More

Stabbing reported in Greerton

UPDATED: Police and members of the armed offenders squad responded to a stabbing in Greerton this evening. A reporter at the scene says emergency services responded to a family harm incident at the South City Baptist Church rear carpark around 7pm. "AOS...... Read More

Tauranga residents caught up in CHCH shooting

UPDATED: One person has been taken into custody following a mass shooting in Christchurch. Police Commissioner Mike Bush says police believe there may be other offenders. "This is an evolving incident and we are working to confirm the facts,...... Read More

’Don’t, just don’t’ - top cop’s plea to drivers

  Police Commissioner Mike Bush is welcoming the release of a joint review into Police’s management of fleeing drivers.   “The decision whether or not to pursue a fleeing driver is one of the most complex, difficult, and serious...... Read More

New information in Tauranga ’mistaken murder’ case

Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a new piece of information in relation to the death of David Kuka who was murdered at his Tauranga home in February 2018. Mr Kuka, 52, was home alone at the Wilrose Place address on February 11...... Read More

Man in custody after Thornton firearms incident

A 23-year-old man has been taken into custody following an incident in Thornton, near Whakatane. A police spokesperson says East Bank Road is expected to be reopened shortly. The road was originally closed due to the police operation that was happening...... Read More

Road closed following police incident in Whakatane

UPDATE 5.07PM: Police and members of the Armed Offenders Squad attended a property on East Bank Road in Thornton, at around 2.30pm. A police spokesperson says they attended after receving reports of a male possibly with a firearm. "There have...... Read More

Tauranga man’s murder to air on TV

The murder of a Tauranga man will feature on Police Ten 7 tonight, where new information will be released. David Kuka was killed at his Tauranga home in February 2018. Detective Sergeant Paul Barron says the 52-year-old was home alone at the Wilrose...... Read More