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Police updates – Glen Eden homicide, Alexandra car thefts, Kau Bay death

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 28 June 2022. Update: Glen Eden homicide – fourth arrest made Waitematā Police have charged a woman in relation...

Picton crash – police formally release names of deceased

Police can now confirm the names of those who died in the road crash south of Picton last Sunday. They are Paul James Muir Brown,...

Fatal crashes – Northland and Karioitahi

Fatal crash - Karioitahi One person has died in a crash in Karioitahi, near Waiuku, today. At 8.30am today a caller reported seeing a car submerged...

Update – Search for swimmer, Maruia Falls

The search for a swimmer missing in the water at Maruia Falls, Shenandoah is continuing today. Police were notified at around 12:10pm on Friday after...

Police updates – fatal crashes in Okaihau & Kaitaia, Kakanui fleeing driver, Maruia Falls incident

Police updates on accidents and investigations for 24 June 2022. Fatal crash, Kaitaia One person has died following a two-vehicle crash near Clough Rd, Kaitaia. Two other...

Police updates – Waiinu and Turakina tragedies names released, climber’s body found on Banks Peninsula

Police updates on investigations and accidents for 20 June 2022. Body of climber found, Banks Peninsula Emergency services staff looking for a climber in the Banks...

Fatal crash near Picton – 7 confirmed dead

Seven people have died in this morning’s crash on State Highway 1 south of Picton. The crash, which happened about 7:30am, was a head-on crash...

Serious crashes overnight in North Island

Serious crashes overnight have kept emergency services busy in the North Island. Serious crash, Te Awamutu One person is in critical condition following a single vehicle...

Witness to Hamilton fatal crash identified

Police have identified the witness previously sought in relation to the fatal crash on River Road, Hamilton in April. Police were seeking the woman as...

Police seek witness to fatal Hamilton crash named ‘Michelle’

Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash in Hamilton in April. Emergency services we alerted to the two-car crash on River Road, Fairfield at...

UPDATE: Body found in Khandallah

Police are now in a position to confirm the name of the man found deceased in Odell Reserve in Khandallah yesterday. He was 42-year-old Damian...

Police updates – missing Chch teen, Waimakariri River deceased

Police updates for crimes and investigations for the morning of 8 June 2022. Fatal crash, SH 56, Palmerston North Police can confirm that a motorcyclist has...

Police updates – Waiinu beach, Pelorus river tragedies, IPCA report findings on Chch arrest

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 7 June 2022. Police acknowledge IPCA report - Christchurch Central Police Station Holding Cell Police acknowledges the findings of...

Update – missing man, Midhirst

Police searching for missing man Steven Walton located the body of a man at a Midhirst property last week. Formal identification has taken place and...

Train goes off the rails, killing four

A passenger train has gone off the rails in the German southern state of Bavaria. A regional passenger train heading to the city of Munich...

Police updates – Operations Dairyland and Lithium, Whangarei drug bust

Police updates on crimes and investigations for the morning of 4 June 2022. Police recover body from Pelorus River, near Havelock Police have recovered the body...

Kiwi Piata Tauwhare found dead in Welsh tanning salon

30 year old Piata Tauwhare, a kiwi living near Swansea in Wales with her husband has died in a tanning salon. The incident happened on...

Police updates – Fatal Tapapa crash, Wainuiomata ram raid burglary

Police updates on crimes and investigations for the morning of 3 June 2022. SH5, Tapapa, South Waikato Police can confirm one person has died following a...

Watch: Bystanders Take Selfies of Man on Fire Believing It to Be Street Performance

It is unclear what prompted the man to risk his life, as police are yet to reveal further details. The man was saved by a...

Police updates – Bay of Plenty weather warning, St. Bathans fatal incident

Updates on police investigations for the afternoon of 30 May 2022. Fatal crash, Palmerston North Police can confirm that one person has died following a two...

Police updates – Feilding light aircraft crash, missing Maraenui teen

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 30 May 2022. Person dies following small aircraft crash The occupant of a small aircraft that crashed at Feilding...

Fatal and serious crashes – Riverhead, Whakatane, Gordonton

Police updates on serious and fatal crashes around the country since yesterday. Name release, fatal crash, Gordonton Police are now in a position to name the...

Police investigate unexplained death in Roy Clements Treeway, Mt Albert

Police are investigating the death of a man in Mount Albert yesterday. The man’s body was located near the Roy Clements Treeway at about...

Fatal crashes in Meanee, Otaki and Ohaupo

Police have released information relating to three recent fatal vehicle accidents. Fatal crash, Meeanee Police can confirm a man has died following a single vehicle fatal...

Police updates – deceased Wairoa Kayaker, fatal Waverley quad bike accident

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 17 May 2022. Name release - quad bike crash, Waverley Police can now release the name of the man...

Supermarket massacre probed as hate crime

Teenage suspect Payton Gendron pleads not guilty after mass shooting livestreamed on Twitch. An 18-year-old suspect was detained without bail on first-degree murder charges following...

Watch: Airliner bursts into flames during takeoff

Dozens injured while fleeing the burning jet in southwest China. A passenger plane caught fire as it took off from an airport in southwestern China,...

Fatal train crash in Austria

The incident happened close to the Austrian capital of Vienna. A train derailed on Monday around the town of Munchendorf, just south of the Austrian...

Four fatalities following serious crash – Tāneatua Road, Tāneatua

Police can confirm that four people have died following a serious crash involving two vehicles on Tāneatua Road, Tāneatua at 3pm. Three adults and one...

Police updates – Missing Hamilton woman, SH7 crash witness appeal

Police updates for 1 May 2022. Hamilton Police appeal for sightings of missing woman Hamilton Police are wanting to urgently locate 67-year-old Barbara Police and her family...

Police updates: Dunedin house fire, fatal crash Ngaruawahia

Police updates for 27 April 2022. Name release - Dunedin house fire Police can now name the man who died in a house fire on Phillips...

Police update – search for overdue Torere fisherman

Police Search and Rescue involved in the search for the overdue Torere fisherman are reviewing search activity to date and planning any next steps. The...

Police updates: Missing New Lynn man, traffic death

Police have issued two statements recently, relating to a missing New Lynn man, and confirmation of a road death tragedy. Missing: Jeff Allan Police are seeking...

Fatality following incident on The Parade, St Heliers

Police can confirm that a person has died following an incident in a driveway of a residence on The Parade, St Heliers. The incident was...

Two fatal tragedies in Western Bay of Plenty

Police advise there have been two fatalities today in separate workplace accidents in the Western Bay of Plenty. Workplace incident – Ōmokoroa, Western Bay of...

Bodies recovered in North Cape search operation

Northland Police continue to assist with a search and rescue operation after five people were reported to be unaccounted for in the waters off...

Police rescue underway for distressed boat off North Cape

Police are involved in a rescue operation off North Cape following a report of a vessel in distress late yesterday (Sunday) evening. The operation is...

100 firefighters battle blazing tower block in London

Video footage shows smoke pouring from the building and glass panels plummeting to the ground. A view of a burning tower block in London, Britain,...

Watch: Helicopter crashes near crowded beach

Miami Beach Police shared a video of the helicopter crashing into the ocean near sunbathing and swimming crowds. Two people have been hospitalised following a...

Multiple tragedies on NZ waters and roads

Police report there have been multiple tragedies on our waterways and roads over the last three days. Te Puia Springs water incident A man died following...

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