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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...

Lake Alice abuse and torture survivors reject apology from RANZCP

Survivors of the abuse and torture at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1970s have rejected an apology from the Royal Australia New Zealand...

Motorbikes seized following Paeroa gang tangi

Multiple motorbikes have been seized as Police had an increased presence in the Waikato town of Paeroa today for the tangi of a Waikato-based...

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...

Imprisonment sentence ‘to deter tax offending’ – IRD

A former construction company director has been jailed on tax charges. In 2021, Stephen Eugene Foley was found guilty by a jury of aiding and...

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...

40 cops descend on Gore address as part of meth supply operation

As part of a joint operation targeting the supply of methamphetamine in the Gore community a woman has been arrested and a quantity of...

Second-time tax offender jailed

A Dunedin company director has been jailed after being convicted for a second time for failure to pay PAYE. Leslie John McKenzie plead guilty to...

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...

Arrests following aggravated robberies in Cambridge

Police have made three arrests in relation to the aggravated robberies of two Cambridge service stations, one on 2 February and one on 7...

Fatal Police shooting in Matamata-Piako area

A man has been fatally shot by Police following a protracted incident in Waikato this afternoon. At around 12.30pm today Police conducted a vehicle stop...

‘No rehabilitation, no parole’ Bill drawn

Prisoners will have a better chance of reintegrating into society and building a better life as a result of a Member’s Bill which was...

‘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...

Quick arrests after aggravated robbery in Napier

Napier Police have arrested two youths following an aggravated robbery at a commercial premises on Hyderbad Road, Marewa, early this week. Police responded to reports...

Police operation targets commercial burglaries in Rotorua

A five-day operation targeting commercial burglaries, youth and gang crime in Rotorua has resulted in several arrests. The operation follows an increase in commercial burglaries...

Warrant to Arrest: Have you seen Edward Smith?

Police are seeking public’s assistance in locating Edward Smith, who has a warrant for arrest for failing to appear in court. Smith is believed to...

Warrant to Arrest: Have you seen Nepia Taonui?

Police are seeking public’s assistance in locating Nepia Taonui, who has several warrants for his arrest. They include weapons and firearms charges and the breaching...

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...

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...

Police documents link inadequate 111 emergency system to fatalities and harm

New Zealand's outdated 111 emergency call system is causing deaths and injuries due to its antiquity, slowness, and fragmentation, police documents have revealed. Despite being...

‘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...

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...

Arrest made in relation to death of Helen Gregory

Police investigating the death of Helen Gregory can today advise an arrest was made this morning. A 52-year-old woman was taken into custody and has...

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...

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...

Man arrested following car break-ins across Kapiti Coast

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man following a spate of car break-ins across the Kapiti Coast. A search warrant was executed and further enquiries following...

Jessica Boyce investigation: Search warrant executed in Marlborough

Marlborough Police have executed a search warrant at a Canvastown address yesterday. 'We can confirm the search relates to Operation Largo, the continuing investigation into...

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...

Police update on Khandallah homicide

Police investigating the death of 79-year-old Helen Gregory in Baroda Street, Khandallah on 24 January have this morning begun a search at a landfill...

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,...

Arrests made following recent violent incidents in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay Police have made two arrests following an aggravated robbery at Te Mata Peak and a ram raid at a premises in Clive...

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...

Law & Order crackdown: ‘Cultural Report’ funding and prison population reduction target abolished

The coalition Government is making good on its promise to restore law and order by removing government funding for Section 27 reports and abolishing...

Detective in charge of ‘Baby Ru’ homicide investigation gives update

The death of 'Baby Ru' in Lower Hutt occurred over three months ago without any charges being laid so far. Detective Inspector Nick Pritchard, the...

Alexandra Police appeal for information following damage to public toilets

Alexandra Police are investigating after multiple reports of wilful damage to public toilets across the area over January. Significant damage is reported to have occurred...

Update – Khandallah homicide

Wellington Police continue to make good progress investigating the death of 79-year-old Khandallah resident Helen Gregory. She was found dead in her home on Baroda...

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