Drop in amount of contraband found in NZ prisons

Since 2015 there have been more than 250 reported incidents of contraband being lobbed over prison gates. Known as a 'throwover', it is just... Read More

Police tighten rules on photographing youths

Police are being commended for tightening the rules for officers photographing young people, but there are concerns it could lead to the perverse outcome... Read More

AOS called to gunshot reports in EBOP

One person has been taken into custody after a report of gunshots in Eastern Bay of Plenty. Police received a report of gunshots at an address on State... Read More

Former police officer appointed to council role

Former Rotorua Police area commander Anaru Pewhairangi will take up a new role at the Rotorua Lakes Council. He has been appointed as Rotorua Lakes... Read More

BOP housing fire deemed accidental

A fire which gutted a Rotorua motel in December is being ruled as accidental. A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesperson says there was “nothing... Read More

Woman tried to blow up boyfriend‘s house bus

A furious Waikato woman attempted to exact revenge on the man who had apparently wronged her by trying to set his house bus on fire. But the actions... Read More

Thames playground vandalised, slide out of action

A slide at a Thames playground has been “decommissioned indefinitely, after it was intentionally vandalised. Thames-Coromandel District Council... Read More

Youths nabbed after attempted vehicle break-in

Two boys aged 13-14 are being referred to Youth Aid after an attempted vehicle break-in early this morning. Taupo Police received a called at about... Read More

Shotguns in handbags to homebrew booze

They are some of the most creative and innovative problem-solvers in New Zealand – unfortunately they’re in prison. It is that ability to... Read More

Te Puna assault accused deny allegations

  Two men accused of a machete assault in Te Puna are denying the allegations.   Ōpōtiki man Jordan Howard Zingel, 21, and Noah Zingel,... Read More

Homicide investigation into toddler‘s death

Police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a 19-month-old toddler. The toddler was brought into Gisborne Hospital with critical... Read More

Police investigating WBOP car fire

    Police are investigating a car fire in the Western Bay of Plenty this morning. Emergency services received reports of a car on fire... Read More

Arrests made after alleged machete attack

  Two men have been arrested in relation to two aggravated robberies in Tauranga, including one in which it is alleged a machete was involved and... Read More

A mother‘s pleas after unprovoked machete attack

A mother’s worst nightmare came to fruition when she got that dreaded call from police. Her son and his friend had been attacked at the Minden... Read More

Concerns grow for missing 15-year-old

Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate missing 15 year old Kamera Harris. He was last seen on January 2, 2022, in Palmerston North.  Given... Read More