Cash stolen in petrol station robbery

Police are on the hunt for a man who attempted to disguise himself during an armed robbery at a Bay of Plenty petrol station. The robbery happened at the Gull Service Station on the corner of Domain Road and King Street, Whakatane, earlier today. One... Read More

Fijian resident jailed for refugee fraud

A Fijian national who made up a story that he arrived in New Zealand as a stowaway after his entire family were massacred by a group of Bangladeshi has been sentenced on a representative fraud charge. Satya Nand was sentenced at the Tauranga District... Read More

Man dies in Gate Pa home

Police have cordoned off a property in Gate Pa this morning following the suspicious death of a Tauranga man. Police and ambulance responded to calls to a property down Wilrose Pl, Gate Pa at 10.40pm on Sunday.  Detective Inspector Lew says when... Read More

Charge laid over death of Tauranga woman

A man has appeared in court in relation to a crash in Cambridge in which a ute plunged into the Waikato River last year, fatally injuring a Tauranga woman.  Derek Ivan Keesing, 61, of Tirau, appeared in the Hamilton District Court on Friday, charged... Read More

Seven arrested in relation to robbery

Seven males have been arrested in relation to a aggravated robbery in Whakatane. On Tuesday, Whakatane Police arrested five of the offenders believed to be responsible for the aggravated robbery of the Avenue Dairy on Monday, February 5. On February... Read More

Speed camera on the way for Pukehina

Eastern Link commuters are the next in line to receive one of many speed cameras being established at locations across the country. Pukehina is the location of the latest speed camera installation, which is situated on State Highway 2, about 500m from... Read More

Greerton shops windows smashed

Two shops in Greerton Village had their windows smashed tonight. Reports of homeless people fighting and windows being smashed about 6.30pm quickly brought police and one of the business owners to the site. Café Essence in Cameron Road had one... Read More

Person dies at Wairoa bridge

UPDATED 5.40pm: The person who died at the Wairoa Bridge this afternoon died from an apparent medical event on land, not in the water, says a police spokeswoman. Sunlive was contacted after 3pm by member of the public who thought there had been a drowning. No... Read More

Witnesses in murder case sought

The homicide investigation into the death of 28-year-old Hamilton woman Aroha Kerehoma (Kiwara) continues. She was found dead in her Dominion Road home in Nawton, Hamilton, on Sunday afternoon. “Police are asking residents of the Dominion Road,... Read More

Trials loom for Bay gang clash accused

Trials involving members of two gangs involved in a clash in the Bay of Plenty are expected to begin later this year. An armed clash between the Mongrel Mob and Outback Blacks gangs began as a body was being taken to a Whakatane crematorium in January... Read More



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