Man dies following stabbing in Eastern BOP

A 31-year-old man has died following a stabbing overnight in the eastern Bay of Plenty.  Police report that the stabbing occurred at Waiohau, Whakatane... Read More

Murder accused told police he would be a suspect

One of the men on trial over the shooting and robbery at the Red Fox Tavern more than 30 years ago told the police he knew they would be after him over... Read More

National: Gang numbers of the rise in the BOP

There has been a spike in gang numbers in the Bay of Plenty, according to National MPs Simon Bridges and Todd Muller. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges and... Read More

Gold, meth and guns seized in police operation

A dozen firearms, methamphetamine and more than $1 million in cash, gold, high-end vehicles and bitcoins have been taken out of the hands of organised... Read More

Omanawa murder accused denies charges

A man accused of murder following a death in Omanawa will remain behind bars until his next court appearance. The 51-year-old appeared via audio visual... Read More

New officers to hit the beat in the BOP

  The Bay of Plenty will be receiving 11 new constables.   A total of 57 new officers are graduating from the Royal New Zealand Police College... Read More

Witness describes murder accused‘s behaviour

One of the men on trial over the shooting and robbery at the Red Fox Tavern more than 30 years ago, practised firing a gun at the vineyard where he'd... Read More

Person in custody after Mount Maunganui assault

One person is to appear in court on Thursday following an assault in Mount Maunganui last night. Police were notified of an assault on Maunganui Rd... Read More

Higher Police presence following Te Teko assault

Police are increasing their presence in the eastern Bay of Plenty in the coming days after a man was shot on SH30 near Te Teko on Friday afternoon. Police... Read More

Vandalism of art ‘disrespectful’

“Heart breaking” is how a Tauranga man describes the regular defacing of his cultural artworks. James Parker has painted Maori designs on... Read More

Police blitz targets gangs and guns

A nationwide police operation targeting guns and gangs is being launched today. Operation Tauwhiro is a long term operation to disrupt and prevent firearms-related... Read More

Lunar New Year alert: ‘Scammers thrive on secrecy’

Chinese New Zealanders are being urged to be wary of investment scams during this year's Lunar New Year celebrations. The Financial Markets Authority... Read More

Gate ramming baffles Tauranga disability service

  Staff at Tauranga Riding for Disabled are baffled as to why someone would ram their gates. Manager Elisha Olds says both the horse paddock gate... Read More

Armed police swarm Te Puna property

The Te Puna community is being thanked for their patience during an armed police operation. Armed police were seen in the Western Bay area this morning. SunLive... Read More

Don‘t let a love scam break your heart

This Valentine’s Day, Police are encouraging people to look after their money and their hearts, as romance scammers continue to try different ways... Read More