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Five arrested following central Auckland assault

Police camera operators are keeping a keen eye over incidents in central Auckland, no matter the time of day. Early this morning, a camera operator...

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...

AT mocked for ‘Bus SOTP’ road marking

Humourous mishap on West Auckland's Te Atatu Road as bus stop mistakenly road-marked as "BUS SOTP" instead of "BUS STOP". The spelling blunder caught the...

Police sound warning on rock fishing

Police are urging local fishing enthusiasts to please stay safe while dropping a line. In the early hours of Friday 16 February, Police received a...

Safety boost for Police speed camera operators

WorkSafe has accepted a binding commitment from the New Zealand Police to improve safety for speed camera operators, after one was critically injured in...

Police ‘turn up the heat’ in theft investigation

Police have made an arrest over a brazen theft from a trade store in Westgate late last month. The theft, at an address on Northside...

Four youths surrender following fleeing driver incident

Four people were taken into custody overnight following a team effort from Police. Just before 2am, the driver of a stolen vehicle travelling along Roscommon...

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...

Luxon leaves ‘Big Gay Out’ early after heated encounter with protesters

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon exited the Big Gay Out festival in Auckland's Point Chevalier early after facing a pro-Palestine demonstration. The event, a celebration for...

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...

Missing Mangere woman found

The 23-year-old woman reported missing in Mangere on 7 February has been located and is safe and well. Police wish to thank everyone who provided...

27-year-old woman charged over damage to electorate offices

Police have made an arrest as part of an investigation into vandalism at Auckland electorate offices in recent months. Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Matt Bartlett...

‘Disguise surprise’: Man arrested trying to evade Police

Police have arrested a sought offender despite his plans to evade Police with a swift wardrobe change on Wednesday evening. At around 4.40pm, Police were...

Wayne Brown tells AT to stop work on RFT-funded projects

Mayor Wayne Brown has now formally requested that Auckland Transport immediately stop work on projects funded by the Regional Fuel Tax (RFT). On Tuesday, Mayor...

Muriwai fatality: Man to appear in court

Police have laid a charge as part of the investigation into a fatal crash on Muriwai Beach last month. Nineteen-year-old Madison Marie Chamberlain died following...

Quick-thinking community helps net repeat offender

A prolific offender will face court following a spate of shoplifting incidents in Counties Manukau South. A 39-year-old woman appeared in Manukau District Court this...

AT disruptions expected to last weeks with up to a third of peak hour services cancelled on certain days

Auckland Transport (AT) warns that up to one-third of train services could be cancelled during peak hours starting from 3pm today due to restrictions...

Five youths arrested following Bombay car theft

Keen reporting and swift Police action has seen five youths being taken into custody after a vehicle was taken from an address in Bombay...

‘All-star effort’ in burglary response

It was a home run for Police, with one arrested and a range of stolen property recovered in St Heliers this morning. Police responded to...

AT slams KiwiRail for track heat problems after multiple train cancellations

Auckland Transport (AT) has expressed strong disappointment with KiwiRail following the cancellation of several train services across Auckland due to speed restrictions implemented because...

Dangerous driver ‘feels the burn’ in South Auckland

Police in Counties Manukau South have put the brakes on one motorist’s dangerous driving following not one but two incidents in the past month. At...

Police make arrest following Ōtara assault appeal

Police have made an arrest in the investigation into an assault at Ōtara Creek Reserve in January. Last week, Police released images to the public...

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...

Unlawful activity in Herne Bay lands three in Police custody

Three youths have been arrested after allegedly breaking into vehicles in Herne Bay on Sunday afternoon. Just after 3pm on Sunday afternoon, Police responded to...

Proposed Quay Park Precinct Stadium design to be ‘Auckland’s Sydney Opera House’

A global design team envisions the proposed new stadium at Quay Park, dubbed Te Tōangaroa, as potentially becoming Auckland's answer to the Sydney Opera...

Arrest made in Grey Lynn liquor store robbery

Police have made a significant arrest in relation to a serious incident in Waitematā thanks to information received from the public. Detective Sergeant Jimmy Kim,...

Man gets Home Detention for aiding illegal prostitution

Michael James Sloan has been sentenced to 10 months of home detention in the Auckland District Court for aiding Brazilian immigrant women to work...

Four arrests following shots fired in Weymouth

Four people were taken into custody overnight after reports of shots fired in Weymouth. At around 11.30pm, Police received a number of reports of hearing...

Ramandeep Singh murder: Family of witness sent crime scene photos

Security guard Ramandeep Singh was killed in the Royal Reserve car park in West Auckland just before Christmas last year. Singh, a 25-year-old Armourguard patrolman,...

Otara Creek reserve assault: Police appeal for information

Police are seeking the public’s assistance into an assault at an Ōtara reserve last month. Three images are being released of a man Police are...

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...

One arrested following firearms incident in Manurewa

Police have arrested a man following a report of a person seen with a firearm in Manurewa this morning. At around 10.50am, Police received 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...

Axe used in Greenlane liquor store robbery

A robbery at the Super Liquor store in Greenlane saw a staff member assaulted with an axe. Two men who armed with weapons entered the...

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...

Further arrests made in Samuel Curle homicide investigation

Waitematā Police have today charged a further three men in relation to the death of Samuel Curle in Helensville in November 2023. Police initially charged...

Auckland fake cash users arrested

Police responded quickly to reports that attempts had been made at using counterfeit bank notes at businesses in the Auckland region. Retailers were quick to...

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...

Cops charge ‘Pesky’ Beachlands dirt bike rider

Police have stepped efforts up a gear in locating a pesky dirt bike rider in Beachlands. As a result of enquiries and information from the...

Five youths in custody after dangerous driving incident in Papakura overnight

Police in Counties Manukau South have taken five youths into custody after being seen driving dangerously around Papakura late last night. Counties Manukau South Area...

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