Machete used in dairy robbery

A machete was an offender's choice of weapon when he robbed a dairy of money overnight. The armed robbery happened at about 7.30pm at a shop on Peach Grove Road in Hamilton. The offender approached the counter and made off with a quantity...... Read More

Police warning over new phone scam

Police are warning the public about a recent phone scam targeting members of the Chinese community, and international students in particular, in New Zealand. "We have received multiple complaints relating to a fake kidnapping phone scam from offshore...... Read More

Offenders strike man with fence baton

A man’s evening walk was interrupted by a fence-baton-wielding duo who tried to steal his wallet. The 65-year-old was out for a wander in the Centennial Drive area of Matamata on Tuesday evening, says Senior Sergeant Simon Cherry. Shortly...... Read More

Incident at Memorial Park

Emergency services are dealing with an incident at Memorial Park. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says fire, police and St John Paramedics have been spotted at the park. "They are located near the Rowing Club. I can’t see what is acutally...... Read More

NZ may vote on weed legalisation in 2019

  New Zealanders may get to vote on legalising marijuana next year. The government is currently debating whether to hold the referendum in 2019 because it’s not sure holding it at the 2020 General Election would be a smart move politically. The...... Read More

Urban shooting discouraged

An urban duck shooter taking shots at water fowl in the swamp near Princess Road today, vanished when police were called. Police were called around 10.30am, after gunshots were heard in the Bellevue area. Police went to the scene given its proximity...... Read More

Police search for alleged gunman

Police are looking for a man with a gun after shots were heard near Bellevue this morning. A police media spokesperson says officers are loking for a man who was seen walking along the train tracks near Ngatai Road with a gun. "Police are in the area...... Read More

Information sought on two Waikato crimes

Police are seeking help from the public after a robbery and attempted robbery at two separate locations in the Waikato this morning. At around 5am, three men with weapons forced their way into Z Energy on Wairere Drive in Hamilton. The attendant managed...... Read More

Getting it right for the sake of lives

For many of us that little red and white marker you see on rural roads represents nothing more than a number at the end of a driveway. But for others, it’s the difference between saving a life. ​In order to ensure that emergency services can...... Read More

Pursuit ends in empty tanks and arrests

Two drivers have been arrested and charged after running out of fuel during a series of police pursuits throughout Tauranga. A police spokesperson says the first of the two pursuits happened just after 1am.   “Police attempted to stop a vehicle...... Read More

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