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Missing Lake Rotorua kayaker named as Gregory Flavell, family release statement

Navy divers using sonar equipment have been working at Lake Rotorua yesterday and today in the search for a missing kayaker. Unfortunately, nothing of interest...

Body located – Cape Foulwind

Police can confirm a body has been recovered from Cape Foulwind. 'We were alerted to a report of a body located on the beach at...

Fatal crash on Massey Road in Mangere early this morning

One person has died following a crash on Massey Road, Mangere. Emergency services were alerted to a car that crashed into a bus stop shortly...

Police updates – body recovered from Mt. Ngaruhoe, Levin incident latest

Police updates on crimes and investigations for Saturday 6 August 2022. Levin Incident Late last evening the man involved in an incident in Bledisloe Street, Levin...

Watch: Negligent tow truck driver in Europe

The negligence of a tow truck driver on a quiet suburban street in Europe has ended up causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. https://youtube.com/shorts/XszdHRJK63k?feature=share

Police updates – Napier and Oamaru fatal crashes, West Waikato car thefts

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 3 August 2022. Fatal crash - Oamaru Police can confirm two people have died following the crash near Oamaru...

Police updates, fatal crashes in Southland and Tauranga

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 31 July 2022. Fatal crash, West Plains, Southland Police can confirm one person has died following a single-vehicle crash...

Name release: Fatal crash, Bethlehem

Police can now release the names of the man and woman who died following a traffic incident on SH2, Bethlehem, on Friday 22 July. They...

Name release – sudden death, Deborah Bay

Police can confirm the name of the man found deceased at Deborah Bay, north of Port Chalmers, earlier this week. Murray Double, aged 68, was...

Appeal for witnesses following fatal SH5 Tarawera crash, sightings of a silver Holden Commodore wanted

Hawke’s Bay Police are appealing for information following a serious crash on SH 5/Napier-Taupo Road, Tarawera on Monday 18 July around 11:40am. Tragically, one person...

Police updates – Invercargill meat theft, North Taieri and Hastings fatal accidents

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 19 July 2022. Name release, fatal crash, Pakowhai Road, Hastings Police are now in a position to confirm the...

Fatality following Palmerston house fire

Police can confirm a man has died following a fire at a residential property in Palmerston last night. Emergency services were alerted to the fire...

Man rescued from ute submerged in Waimea River

A man has been successfully rescued after his vehicle became submerged in the Waimea River earlier this morning. At around 6:30am Police were alerted to...

Fatal crash overnight near Moerewa

One person has died following a serious crash between a car and truck near Moerewa overnight. The crash occurred at 12.14am on State Highway 1. Police...

Police updates – Havelock North and Rotorua fatal crashes

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 9 July 2022. Name release - Fatal crash, Havelock North Police can now name the person who died following...

Update: Missing Maruia Falls swimmer

Police can now release the name of the man missing at Maruia Falls. He is Mikhail Buchanan, also known as Mikhail Anderson, 26, of Christchurch. “This...

Police open investigation into unexplained Redwood caravan death

An investigation is underway following the death of a person in Redwood overnight. The person was located in a caravan destroyed by fire early this...

Police updates – crashes in Ashhurst and Rotorua

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 3 July 2022. Update - serious crash, Ashhurst Police can confirm one person has died following the earlier two-vehicle...

Missing swimmer search at Maruia Falls continues

The search for the missing swimmer at Maruia Falls will continue over the weekend. Today members of Police staff and Land Search and Rescue volunteers...

Police recover body from Manukau Harbour

Police have recovered the body of a woman who was found submerged inside their vehicle in the Manukau Harbour yesterday afternoon. Emergency services responded to...

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...

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