Bikes stolen in smash-in at Tauranga cycle shop

The front of a Tauranga cycle shop has been damaged with bicycles stolen following a break-in on the weekend. The glass front door of Vanquish Cycles... Read More

Homicide investigation: police hunt for offender

A homicide investigation is underway following the death of a woman in Cambridge overnight. Emergency services were alerted to the woman’s death... Read More

Increased police presence in Te Aroha

Police are investigating an ongoing incident in Te Aroha. There will be an increased Police presence in the area this morning, says a police spokesperson. "Members... Read More

Cambridge cemetery damage: further arrests made

Cambridge Police have arrested another two people for the damage caused to the Hautapu Cemetery this week. The Waipā cemetery was damaged with deep... Read More

Owner reunited with puppy following car theft

A puppy which was taken by a car thief when they stole its owner’s vehicle has been reunited with its family after being spotted by children wandering... Read More

Man ‘beside himself’: car stolen with puppy inside

A Bay of Plenty man is distraught after his car was stolen with his young dog still inside. Lawnmower Barry Riley was busy mowing the lawns of Tauranga’s... Read More

BOP public thwarts car thefts, burglaries solved

Police have arrested a group of offenders who were disturbed breaking into a car in an attempt to steal it on Tuesday August 2, thanks to help from the... Read More

Alerting council to to issues around the region

Getting around Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty, it’s not unusual to have the thought stray into your mind “why doesn’t council do... Read More

Unexplained death in Matamata

Police are investigating the unexplained death of a woman near Matamata. Emergency services were called to a house at 2.15am at Okauia, 10km to the... Read More

Arrest in relation to cemetery damage

  Police have arrested a 19-year-old in relation to damage caused at Hautapu Cemetery this week.   The Waipā cemetery was damaged with... Read More

Night shift a hoot in the Eastern Bay

Late shifts in Ōpōtiki are never dull, but this one turned into more of a ‘hoot’ than usual. In between dealing with two traffic matters... Read More

Uffindell targets gang convoys on first day as MP

National’s new MP for Tauranga Sam Uffindell has submitted his first Member’s Bill, which aims to prevent gang convoys in the city. He submitted... Read More

Mauao murder: Convicted killer to be released

The man sentenced to life in prison for the 1989 murder of Monica Cantwell in Mount Maunganui will be released on parole this month. Charles John Coulam... Read More

Drone wars - buzzing over prisons means one thing

Drones spotted buzzing over prisons are probably trying to drop contraband, a Corrections official says. There have been 10 reported sightings over... Read More

Police urgently looking for murder trial witness

Police are urgently needing to locate 51-year-old Haydn Gage. "He is required to give evidence as a witness in an ongoing Auckland High Court murder... Read More