Public plea after violent Kawerau incident

Police are appealing for information following a serious “family harm incident” in Kawerau earlier this month. The incident occurred at Firmin Field at around 2.30pm on Saturday June 2. A woman was seriously injured and required medical...... Read More

Gang members allegedly attack van

Rotorua Police are appealing for information following an incident between two groups this morning on Old Taupo Road. At around 8.50am, a number of men thought to be gang associates got out of a vehicle and chased another man back to his van, which...... Read More

Wanted man ’avoiding police’

Police are on the hunt for a man who is known to frequent the Bay of Plenty. Adrian John Rewiri is wanted in relation to a warrant to arrest for breach of bail. The 32-year-old is actively avoiding the Police and is known to frequent the Bay of Plenty...... Read More

Man wanted in connection to alcohol theft

A Bay of Plenty supermarket wants to send a clear message to the public following theft of alcohol from its store. Security staff at PaK’n’Save Whakatane would like the public’s help to identify the man pictured above, who they says...... Read More

’Ray of sunshine’ found dead

A 28-year-old woman found dead in the early hours of Saturday morning has been described as a "ray of sunshine". Hamilton mum Jynelle Northover died in a house on Aurora Tce in the suburb of Hillcrest, in circumstances police regard as...... Read More

Victim named in suspicious Hamilton death

Police are now able to confirm the identity of the woman who was found dead at a Hamilton property. She is 28-year-old Jynelle Northover. Senior Sergeant Stephen Ambler says police continue to investigate the circumstances behind her death. “Our...... Read More

Man in deep water after fleeing police

A Tauranga man has been arrested and charged with assault and escaping from police, after attempting to flee by swimming into the harbour. A police media spokesperson says the incident happened around 11.45pm on Friday. “Police received a report...... Read More

Woman recovering after Tauranga shooting

A woman is recovering well after being shot at a Tauranga property on Friday. The woman was taken to Tauranga Hospital with a gunshot wound around 6.24pm following the incident at a Christopher St house. A police media spokesperson says enquiries...... Read More

Police search for male driver involved in pursuit

Police are trying to locate a male driver following a police pursuit near Bethlehem. A police media spokesperson says the vehicle involved was seen speeding on Carmichael Road just after 7am. “The vehicle failed to stop for police...... Read More

Woman arrested after SH33 chase

An 18-year-old woman has been arrested following a pursuit which ended near Paengaroa. A police media spokesperson says the pursuit happened on Friday just after 9am. “Police attempted to stop a suspected drink driver on Te Ngae Road in Rotorua...... Read More

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