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Green MP Efeso Collins passes away at charity event in Auckland

Green Party Member of Parliament Fa’anana Efeso Collins has passed away following a sudden collapse during the ChildFund Water Run in Auckland. The incident occurred...

Person found deceased following house bus fire in Westland

One person has been found deceased following a house bus fire in Westland this morning. Emergency services were called to the Blue Spur property about...

Fatal crash on Warkworth private property

One person has died following a crash on a private property in Warkworth on Saturday. At around 1.35pm, emergency services responded to the incident involving...

One dead following glider crash

Police can advise one person has died after a glider crashed at Lake Station airstrip, Howard earlier today. The aircraft crashed on the runway and...

Body recovered from Kaipara Harbour

Police recovered a body from Kaipara Harbour yesterday afternoon, Saturday 17 February. While formal identification procedures are yet to be completed, it is thought that...

Police updates: Name releases – fatal crashes Matauri Bay and Titoki

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 17 February 2024. Name release: Fatal crash, Titoki Police can now advise the name of the person who died...

Fatal crash, Waiharara

Police can confirm one person has died following a fatal crash in Waiharara, the Far North yesterday afternoon. The single-vehicle crash, on Kaimaumau Road, was...

Police updates – fatal house fire Opotiki, fatal car crash Moerewa

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 15 February 2024. Fatal crash, Moerewa One person has died following a fatal crash in Moerewa, Far North, on...

Police seek witnesses to fatal Invercargill crash

Police investigating a fatal crash in Invercargill on Monday want to speak with any witnesses to the crash. The crash occurred on the Bluff Highway,...

Human remains identified as those of missing man Duncan Hill

Police can now confirm that the body located in the Otaki Gorge area on the Monday 5 February is Duncan Hill. 'His family have been...

Police documents link inadequate 111 emergency system to fatalities and harm

New Zealand's outdated 111 emergency call system is causing deaths and injuries due to its antiquity, slowness, and fragmentation, police documents have revealed. Despite being...

Search for missing swimmer to resume this morning at Piha

The search for a swimmer reporting missing from Piha yesterday afternoon resumed at first light this morning. The Auckland Police Maritime Unit is coordinating the...

Kiwi-born influencer’s ‘sleeping arrangements’ under investigation following son’s death

Authorities are investigating the sleeping practices of Kimberley Hartley, a New Zealand-born influencer and content creator based in Australia's Gold Coast, following the death...

Water incident fatality, Clarence River

Police can advise a person has died following a water related incident on the Clarence River yesterday afternoon. The person is understood to have been...

Passenger dies mid-flight amidst horrific blood loss incident

A tragic incident unfolded on a Lufthansa flight from Bangkok to Munich when a 63-year-old German passenger died in a showing way in front...

Operation Angelo: Police not treating Death of John Isaac as suspicious

Police are no longer treating the death of John Wirihana Isaac as a homicide. Mr Isaac’s body was located in the water near the Ngaruawāhia...

Body located in the Otaki Gorge

A body has been located by members of the public while hunting in dense bush in the Otaki Gorge area. On Monday 5 February, members...

Large fire at Onehunga industrial site

Fire and Emergency crews are currently responding to a large industrial rubbish fire in Onehunga. There are 22 crews on the ground working to contain...

Police updates – fatal crashes Mossburn and Alfredton

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 6 February 2024. Fatal crash, Alfredton Police can advise one person has died following a crash involving a motorcycle...

Information sought, serious crash Te Hauke

Police investigating a fatal crash in Te Hauke on 28 January want to speak with any witnesses to the crash. The crash occurred on State...

Fatal water related incident, Oakura, Whangārei District

Police responded to reports of a water related incident off the coast of Oakura, Whangarei, this afternoon. At around 5:20pm Police were alerted to a...

Large fire in Otahuhu scrap yard contained – FENZ

A large fire at a scrap yard in Otahuhu has been contained and firefighters are working on hotspots. People are advised to stay away from...

Death following 28 January crash, SH2, Te Hauke

A man who was critically injured in a crash in Hastings on 28 January has died in hospital. The crash, at the intersection of Colin...

Name release: Fatal e-scooter crash, Eden Terrace

Police are now in a position to name the person who died in an e-scooter crash in Eden Terrace on Monday 29 January. He was...

Police updates – fatal crashes Warkworth, Milton Highway

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 2 February 2024. Fatal crash - State Highway 1 (Milton Highway) One person has died in a crash on...

Apprentice builder killed by falling framing – WorkSafe Investigation

The death of a teenager on a Bay of Plenty building site is yet another example of why the construction sector needs to up...

Appeal for witnesses following crash in Winton township

Winton Police are continuing to investigate following a serious crash on State Highway 6 in the Winton township yesterday afternoon. One person was transported to...

Cockle Bay death to be referred to the coroner – police

A person has been located deceased at Cockle Bay this afternoon. Emergency services were notified of a person found unresponsive in the water around 12.30pm. Despite...

Name release: Fatal crash, Kennedy Road, Napier

Police can name the man who died following a crash at Onekawa on 22 January. He was 19-year-old Jack MacConnell, of Onekawa, Napier. 'Our thoughts are...

Name release, fatal crash, State Highway 23

Police are now in a position to name the woman that died following a crash on State Highway 23 near Whatawhata on 27 January. She...

Update- fatal crash, Eltham

Police are continuing to respond to a crash on State Highway 3, Eltham that took place this morning shortly before 6am. At this stage, it...

Multiple fatalities following crash, South Taranaki

Police can advise multiple people have died following a crash at the intersection of Mountain Road and State Highway 3 (Boylan Road), Eltham this...

Name release: Marian Creek fatality, Fiordland

Police are now in a position to release the name of the child who died after falling into Marian Creek in Fiordland on Thursday...

Parnell death not suspicious – police

A person has died following an earlier incident in Parnell today. Police had cordoned an area off after there had been concerns for a person’s...

Name release: Otaika fatal crash

Police can now release the names of two people who died in a crash near Otaika last week. The single vehicle crash occurred on a...

Fatal e-scooter crash in Eden Terrace, Auckland

One person has died following an e-scooter crash in Eden Terrace on Monday evening. Emergency services responded to the crash on Ian McKinnon Drive around...

Two dead following crash on Oamaru-Alma Road, Waitaki District

Police can confirm two people have died following a two vehicle crash involving a truck on Oamaru-Alma Road, Alma, Waitaki District, this morning. The Serious...

Police updates – crashes Otira Highway, Whatawhata

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 29 January 2024. Police appeal for witnesses to Whatawhata Crash Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash...

Police name man who died after jumping from crane into Wellington Harbour

Police have named the man who died after jumping from  the Hikitia Floating Crane in Wellington Harbour on Friday. He was 33-year-old Jarreth Colquhoun. 'Our thoughts...

Person located deceased in Wellington Harbour after jumping from crane

A person who jumped from a crane on a boat moored in Wellington Harbour this afternoon has been located deceased. Emergency services were initially alerted...

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