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Police updates – Kaiapoi and Sockburn incidents, Maruia Falls, Levin escapee

Updates on crimes and police investigations for 26 June 2022. Update: Sockburn homicide Police can now confirm a 37-year-old man has been charged with murder after...

Man injured after Police shooting in Kaiapoi

A man has been injured after being shot by Police in Kaiapoi last night. Police were alerted to a report of a man who was...

Two men in custody following death of woman in Sockburn

Christchurch Police have taken two men into custody following the death of a woman in Sockburn this afternoon. Emergency services responded to reports of a...

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...

Watch: Crowd of Anti-Ardern protesters at Christchurch school opening

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived at the Te Aratai College opening ceremony today with a crowd of protesters in attendance. Te Aratai College (previously known...

Two arrested in relation to Christchurch firearms incident

Two men have been arrested following search warrants this morning in relation to a firearms incident in New Brighton on Monday. Police were called to...

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...

Investigation following Christchurch firearms incident

Police are investigating a firearms incident in Bower Ave, North New Brighton, Christchurch yesterday afternoon. Police attended following a report of gunshots in the area...

Watch: Wizard of NZ and Woodend English Country Dance Troupe Honour Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Wizard of New Zealand and the Woodend English Country Dance Troupe honour Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee with a performance of 'The Duke...

Kaiapoi Pa carving found during search warrant

Waimakariri Police have found a large carving of historical and cultural significance that was stolen from the Kaiapoi Pa on Preeces Road last week. 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 – Collingwood robbery, Operation Deans awards, crypto investment warning

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 23 May 2022. Name release - fatal crash, Longlands Police can now name the person who died following a...

Nearly $245,000 to be forfeited to Crown following Christchurch investigation

The Christchurch High Court has ordered the forfeiture of nearly $245,000 following an investigation into the drug-related business dealings of Daren Standen. Standen, aged...

Police updates – Whanganui assault, missing Northland woman

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 14 May 2022. Man appears in court in relation to Linwood assault A man arrested after an assault in...

Arrest made in Bromley homicide investigation

Christchurch Police have arrested a 42-year-old man in relation to the investigation into the murder of Val Heaney in Bromley, Christchurch. The man, who was...

Bromley homicide investigation update, family issue statement

Police are continuing their homicide investigation into the death of a woman in Bromley, Christchurch. Valerie (Val) Heaney, aged 64, was located deceased on Monday...

Police issue statements on three homicide investigations

Police have relased statements in relation to three recently launched homicide investigations. Woolston Christchurch Police are treating the death of a woman in her 60s in...

Homicide investigation launched following Riccarton deaths

Police can confirm a homicide investigation has been launched following the discovery of the bodies of a woman in her 80s and a male...

Police investigating deaths in Riccarton

Shortly before 6pm on Saturday 2nd April, Police carrying out a welfare check at a residential address on Ayr Street, Riccarton discovered the bodies...

Chch ‘Red Zone Pervert’ – Cops issue another alert

Police are continuing to ask members of the public out in the early hours in the Christchurch 'red zone' area to remain aware of...

Name Release – Leithfield Beach human remains

Police can confirm that the remains of an individual located on Leithfield Beach on 6 January 2022 are those of Lewis Jarred Robertson, aged...

Arrest made in Addington homicide

Police have arrested and charged a person for the homicide of Juliana Bonilla Herrera in Christchurch at the weekend. Police launched a homicide investigation after...

Police release name of Addington homicide victim

Police can confirm Juliana Cayena Bonilla Herrera, 37, was the victim of the homicide at Grove Road, Addington. She was a Colombian national. Juliana’s next...

Woman found dead in Addington, homicide investigation underway

A homicide investigation has commenced in Christchurch after a 37-year-old woman was found deceased at her Addington home yesterday evening. A scene examination is under...

New Brighton murder – police updates

A homicide investigation is under way in Christchurch after a woman was killed overnight. Police were called to reports of an assault in Hawke Street,...

Police seek information following Ashburton burglary

Ashburton Police are seeking information from the public following a burglary at Farmlands in Ashburton on 5 January. Four offenders were involved, two of whom...

Human remains located on Leithfield Beach, Hurunui

Police received information this morning that human remains had washed ashore at Leithfield Beach in Hurunui. The remains were located by a member of the...

Police warn of pervert in Chch ‘Red Zone’ area

Police are asking members of the public out in the early hours in the Christchurch 'red zone' area (River Road and Retreat Road vicinity)...

Police investigating after baby admitted to Christchurch hospital on New Year’s Eve

A police investigation is under way after a three-month-old child was admitted to Christchurch Hospital on New Year’s Eve with serious injuries. Police have commenced...

Child dies of suspected drowning at Christchurch pool

A child has died today of a suspected drowning at the Waltham Swimming Pool in Christchurch. Emergency services were called to the pool at...

Officers receive New Zealand Bravery Decoration for actions on March 15

Senior Constables Jim Manning and Scott Carmody from Christchurch have today been recognised with the New Zealand Bravery Decoration for their actions during the...

Christchurch homicide investigation launched after teen assaulted in Countdown carpark dies

A homicide investigation is under way after 18-year-old man Levi Haami assaulted on Saturday morning in Sydenham died in Christchurch Hospital today. “This is a...

Multiple fatal accidents reported throughout NZ yesterday

It's been a horror weekend on our roads and waterways with a number of fatal accidents reported by police. Late Friday night a person died...

Nelson, Christchurch, Rotorua and Auckland: Footage from anti-government protests

It was another weekend of anti-government protests yesterday. Daily Telegraph brings you some footage and photos from social media. Christchurch: Rotorua: Auckland: Nelson: Christchurch:

Watch: Christchurch anti-government protest kicks off

An estimated crowd of 25,000 has braved the elements and filled the streets of downtown Christchurch to protest the government's restrictive COVID measures. Updates to...

Columbian drug bust in Canterbury

Eight people have been arrested in relation to drug importation offences following a 10-month police operation in Canterbury. Six of the offenders are Columbian nationals,...

Christchurch mosque shooter is considering appeal of life sentence

The lawyer for 31-year-old Australian-born shooter Brenton Tarrant – who killed 51 people at two mosques in 2019 – said his client is considering...

Four people arrested in relation to death of Connor Whitehead

Canterbury police have confirmed that four people have been arrested in relation to the death of Connor Whitehead. A 32-year-old man was arrested at a...

Connor Whitehead tragedy: Police launch homicide investigation

Christchurch police confirm a homicide investigation is underway into the fatal shooting of 16 year old Burnside High School student Connor Whitehead. A scene examination...

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