Police say ‘you are safe’ following fatal shooting

Police want to reassure members of the public they are safe following a fatal shooting near Bethlehem last night. At around 7.40pm, several patrols... Read More

Labour hits back at National’s ‘ghost plans’

Local Labour MPs Jan Tinetti, Tamati Coffey and Angie-Warren Clark say National’s ‘ghost plans’ to get tough on crime are little more... Read More

SH2 remains closed following Tauranga shooting

State Highway 2 remains closed between Waihi Road off ramp and Cameron Road this morning, following the fatal police shooting last night. Takitimu... Read More

One killed in Tauranga shooting

UPDATED 11.30PM:  A large section of State Highway 2 is expected to be remain closed tomorrow, following a firearms incident in Tauranga tonight.  An... Read More

Clandestine lab found in Whakatane raid

Drugs, firearms and a clandestine lab have been found during a police raid in the Bay of Plenty today. Police executed a search warrant at an Alexander... Read More

Police: “Gang violence will not be tolerated“

    “Gang violence in our community is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.” This is the message from Western Bay of Plenty... Read More

Omanawa homicide investigation continues

The homicide investigation into two men at an Ormsby Lane address in Omanawa on Tuesday is continuing today. A scene examination is ongoing at the property... Read More

Public asked to avoid Whakatane street

Police are asking people to avoid Alexander Ave in Whakatane this morning. Senior Sergeant Al Fenwick says there is an ongoing police operation in the... Read More

Public meeting called amid rise in gang violence

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is lashing out at the Government over what he calls a “weak” response rise of gang related violence. Todd’s... Read More

Murder charge laid in relation to Edgecumbe death

Police have charged a man with murder in relation to the death of 45-year-old Thunder Savage at his home in Edgecumbe on October 2 2019. The... Read More

Incident resolved after armed police in Papamoa

Updated 1:40pm: An incident involving armed police on Thebes Grove in Papamoa has been resolved. A resident on the street says armed police were on... Read More

Double homicide after Omanawa shooting

Updated 11am: A child fled the scene of a shooting looking for help shortly after two men were killed in Omanawa, neighbours say.   Police... Read More

Scene guard in Omanawa after Armed Police callout

UPDATED 11.10PM: Police have a scene guard in place at Ormsby Lane in Omanawa. Earlier there were multiple reports coming in of an armed... Read More

Ten arrests in major drug syndicate operation

Police have arrested 10 people and seized up to $5 million dollars’ worth of drugs in a major operation targeting the importation of methamphetamine... Read More

Armed police in Matapihi

Reports are coming in of armed police in Matapihi this morning. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline number says the armed offenders squad have... Read More