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Port Hills fire containment hampered by drones

Helicopters combating a wildfire in Port Hills were forced to halt operations on Sunday due to a private drone flying in the area. The drone...

Port Hills fire update

The Port Hills fire has been contained within a 24km perimeter and firefighters are making strenuous efforts to strengthen containment lines before the onset...

Port Hills fire update

Firefighters, helicopters and heavy machinery will continue work to bring a fire at Christchurch’s Port Hills under control this morning. This morning 23 appliances, 15...

‘The Feelers’ frontman admits refusing blood test

Lead singer of popular Kiwi band 'The Feelers' James Reid has admitted to refusing a blood test after being stopped by police in Christchurch...

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...

Arrest made in relation to death of David Bridgwater

Police investigating the death of David Bridgwater can today advise that an arrest has been made at a semi-rural property near Timaru this morning. A...

Police to search Avon River following death of David Bridgwater

The National Police Dive Squad will be carrying out a search of a segment of the Avon River to assist staff investigating the death...

Lucky Canterbury ticket wins $17.2m Powerball

A lucky Powerball player from Canterbury will be toasting an incredible win after winning $17.25 million with Powerball First Division in Saturday’s live Lotto...

Operation Walter: Arrest in Aranui homicide investigation

A person has been arrested in relation to the death of David Bridgwater in Aranui on 4 January. Police were called after the 38-year-old was...

Police updates – fatal crashes Mapua, Pukehina and Otara

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 23 January 2024. Name release: Fatal crash on State Highway 60, Mapua Police can release the name of the...

Police warn people to leave riverbed of the Waimakariri River

A large volume of water is moving down the Waimakariri River carrying logs and debris following the rainfall on the West Coast. Anyone swimming or...

Canterbury fires update – Swannanoa

Firefighting will continue until dark at the Swannanoa vegetation fire, which is burning over an estimated 12 hectares in and around the Waimakariri riverbed...

Canterbury fires update

Firefighters continue to work to extinguish two large vegetation fires in North Canterbury today. Loburn Overnight approximately 17 firefighters at Loburn monitored and dampened down hotspots...

Black Caps take 4th T20 against Pakistan in Hagley Oval

After winning the first three T20s, New Zealand faced a challenging situation in this game, but Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips led them to...

Home detention for man who physically abused cat

In March 2021, ‘Vendetta’ was a normal, healthy cat before entering the care of a man who would later contribute to causing her several...

North Canterbury fires update

Fire near Loburn in North Canterbury is about 10 hectares in size. Three homes and a church have been destroyed in the blaze. Firefighting efforts...

Manslaughter charge filed following fatal crash in West Melton

Police have charged a 15-year-old youth with manslaughter following a fatal crash in West Melton, on 7 August 2023. One person died at the scene...

Fatal crash, Castle Hill

One person has died following a crash in Castle Hill yesterday afternoon. Police were called to a two vehicle crash on West Coast Road shortly...

Police updates – fatal crashes Waimarino, Sefton and Taupo

Police updates on crimes and investigation for 9 January 2024. Fatal crash, Main Road North, Sefton Police can confirm two people have died following a crash...

Operation Walter: Police seek sightings of second vehicle

Police, supported by the Armed Offenders Squad, executed a pre-planned search warrant at a Carisbrooke Street address in Aranui, this morning. The search began about...

Operation Walter: Name release and search warrant executed

Police can now name the victim of a homicide in Aranui on 4 January. He was David Karl Bridgwater, aged 38. 'Our sympathies are with his...

Update – Aranui homicide

Upwards of 20 pieces of information have been received by Police from the public in relation to the homicide investigation in Aranui. In addition to...

Man wanted to ‘assist with enquiries’ into restaurant burglary

Nelson Police are seeking to identify this man following an incident in Kaikoura Flat on December 25. Shortly before midnight on Christmas night, a Kaikoura...

Names of victims of recent road tragedies released

Police have released the names of the victims of recent road tragedies around the country. Serious crash, Peria The names of the two children who died...

Operation Walter: Police appeal for sightings of vehicle in relation to Aranui homicide

Christchurch Police investigating a death on Carrisbrooke Street overnight are now appealing to the public for information on a vehicle in relation to the...

Homicide investigation under way in Aranui, Christchurch

Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a man whose body was found in the suburb of Aranui, Christchurch early this...

Have you seen Bailey?

Police are appealing to the public for information on the whereabouts of 18-year-old Bailey Keen, who was last seen on Wednesday 27th December, on...

Police recover body in search for missing diver

The Police National Dive Squad has recovered a body during the search for a man who went missing while snorkelling for crayfish at Manuka...

Police updates – Bethells Beach, Rotorua, Domett and Matakatia Bay fatalies

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 2 January 2023. Update: Incident at Bethells Beach Police can confirm a person has died following a water-related incident...

Police updates – crashes in Marokopa, Te Puru & Tunnel Road Christchurch

Police updates on crimes and investigations for the morining of New Year's Eve 2023. Name release – fatal crash, Marokopa Police can now name the person...

Fatal crash, Ashburton

Police can advise one person has died following a single vehicle crash on Methven Highway, Allenton, Ashburton overnight. Emergency services were notified around 12:45am and...

Update: Hei Hei homicide

Police have now charged two people in relation to the Hei Hei homicide on 22 December, with related charges. A 31-year-old woman has been charged...

Police name Hei Hei homicide victim

Police can now name the man who died in Hei Hei on Friday 22 December. He was Anaru Thomas Williams, aged 27. 'Our thoughts are with...

Court appearance – Hei Hei Homicide

A 36-year-old man is due in Christchurch District Court this afternoon on an assault charge in relation to a man’s death in Hei Hei...

Man stabbed in Hei Hei carpark, Christchurch police launch homicide investigation

One person is in custody as Police in Christchurch launch a homicide inquiry. Police were called to the carpark of Wycola Park in Hei Hei...

Have you seen Brett?

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find 40-year-old Brett Jason McKenzie. Brett was reported missing on 16 November 2023. Police and Brett’s family are...

Search warrant executed at Tribesmen gang property in Christchurch

Today, Christchurch Police executed a search warrant at the Tribesmen property in Woolston, Christchurch. This warrant followed a number of instances where members were observed...

Police updates – Darfield fatal crash, Riversdale Beach death, Clover Park robbery

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 13 December 2023. Name release, Riversdale Beach death Police can now release the name of the man who died...

Police updates – Whakatane homicide, Lucas Heights incident, Kekerengu fatal crash

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 12 December 2023. Investigation continues following death in Lucas Heights Waitematā Police investigating the death of a man in...

Update – incident in Avonhead

The incident in Beatrice Place, Avonhead has been resolved, with one person in custody. No injuries are reported. Enquiries are ongoing and there will continue...

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