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Police investigating power line tampering in Christchurch

More than 20 homes were plunged into darkness two nights in a row due to recent Powerline tampering in Christchurch. Recent incidents have hit areas...

Offender denied Home Detention after brutal hammer assault on partner

Jazz ‘Ra’ Rima-Samuels, a 'transgender woman' identified as David Rima-Samuels in court, was denied home detention following a violent assault on his partner with...

Bank teller engaged in targeted thefts to feed gambling addiction

Carine Gwen Tamayo Tumapang, a 28-year-old bank teller at TSB Bank's Bell Block branch in New Plymouth, meticulously selected elderly or health-compromised customers to...

Man arrested after three people hit by car in Ponsonby overnight

A man has been taken into custody and charged after a disorder which left three people injured on Heke Street, Ponsonby overnight. At around 10:20pm...

Operation Maserati: Wellington man arrested for illegal drug operation

A Wellington man is due to reappear in court next month on multiple charges of importing large quantities of a variety of controlled drugs. This...

Survivor of month-long torture and kidnapping ordeal awaits justice for captor Carlos Harris

Kayla Pawa endured nearly a month of harrowing torture and captivity in Auckland and Northland at the hands of her kidnappers, who sought access...

22-year-old charged with murder of baby Mustafa appears in Court

A 22-year-old man charged with the murder of 10-month-old Mustafa Ali in Te Kūiti appeared in Hamilton District Court, where he did not enter...

Michael Hill Jeweller to close Whakatāne store due to ongoing crime

Michael Hill Jeweller has announced the closure of its Whakatāne store on June 29 due to a string of criminal incidents. Despite significant investment in...

Former rugby star Matua Parkinson admits gun offenses, blames actions on head injuries

Former international rugby player Matua Parkinson has confessed to purchasing firearms and illegally selling them to an unlicensed individual, faking a burglary, and submitting...

22-year-old man arrested for Mustafa Ali’s murder

Police have this afternoon arrested a 22-year-old man for the murder of 10-month-old Mustafa Ali in Te Kūiti on 8 June. The man is expected...

51-year-old man arrested for indecent assaults on Auckland buses

A police investigation has put a stop to an offender allegedly committing indecent assaults on women aboard an Auckland bus route. Detectives in Counties Manukau...

Murder charge after man struck by vehicle in West Auckland overnight

A homicide investigation has been launched and one person has been charged following the death of a man in Massey last night. A 40-year-old woman...

Heartbreaking farewell: Mother pays tribute to ‘happy and adorable’ baby Mustafa

In a social media tribute Tauvalea Law, mother of baby Mustafa Maheir Mukzameel Ali, mourned her 'happy and adorable boy' following his tragic death. Mustafa...

Shots fired during search warrant in Awhitu, multiple arrests, one suspect on the run

An offender has been shot during a search warrant in Āwhitu this morning. Police were in attendance at a residential address as part of an...

Police uncover large-scale cannabis operation in Counties Manukau

Police, thanks to information provided by the public, have uprooted a large cannabis operation in Manurewa. Counties Manukau Central Area Commander, Inspector Adam Pyne, says...

Update: Homicide investigation, Waikanae Beach

A 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder over the death of a man in Waikanae Beach last night. Police responded to an...

Ex-Destiny Church member appears in court on indecent assault charges

A 29-year-old former Destiny Church member appeared in Manukau District Court this morning, facing multiple charges of indecent assault against two victims. The man has...

Charges laid following Massey homicide, Waitematā

Police have laid a murder charge following the death of woman in Massey, West Auckland last weekend. Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie says: “Officers responded...

Homicide, Waikanae Beach, Wellington

Police have launched a homicide investigation following an incident at a Waikanae Beach residential address today. Police responded to reports around 4:20pm of a man...

Police updates – serious crashes Okaihau, Mangere East, Alexandra, New Lynn gas station burglary

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 11 June 2024. Fatal Crash, SH8, Alexandra Police can confirm one person has died following a crash on SH8/Alexandra-Fruitlands...

Christchurch eye surgeon jailed for attempted murder while dating District Court judge

Dr. Ian William Dallison, a prominent Christchurch eye surgeon, has been sentenced to six years and ten months in prison after pleading guilty to...

Phillips investigation: $80,000 reward offered

Waikato Police announced a $80,000 reward for information that leads to the location and safe return of missing children Ember (8), Maverick (9) and...

Kiwibank faces criminal charges for overcharging customers $7 Million

Kiwibank is facing criminal charges from the Commerce Commission after it was found to have overcharged more than 36,000 customers approximately $7 million in...

Father denies wrongdoing in death of 10-month-old Te Kuiti baby

A young father from Waikato at the centre of a tragic incident involving his 10-month-old son, claims his innocence, telling legacy media he was...

Man who lived with girlfriend’s corpse for a month denied early release

Gordon Hieatt, imprisoned for the 2009 murder of his girlfriend Nuttidar Vaikaew, has been denied early release after being jailed for life with a...

Witnesses sought following Onehunga incident

Police investigating an incident in which a person was struck by a vehicle in Onehunga on the weekend are seeking help from the public. Just...

Four charged over Rotorua and Taupō offending

Police have charged four people following three serious incidents in Rotorua and Taupō last month. On Wednesday 22 May, Rotorua Police responded to the ram...

Quick arrest following fleeing driver incident, Botany

Police made a valuable find in Botany on Sunday evening, as part of an ongoing investigation into shoplifting. Counties Manukau East Area Prevention Manager, Inspector...

Homicide investigation into baby boy’s violent death from ‘blunt force trauma’

Waikato Police have launched a homicide inquiry after the death of a baby boy this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, the 10-month-old was brought unconscious to...

Information sought following spate of rural burglaries in South Otago

Police investigating a number of burglaries on rural properties in the South Otago area are seeking assistance from the public to identify the offenders. Two...

Update: Police operation, Maraenui

Cordons have been lifted following a Police operation in Maraenui earlier this afternoon. Police were called to an address on Gilray Ave shortly after 2:30pm...

Trans-Tasman cocaine operation busted

Detective Inspector Tom Gollan, from Police’s National Organised Crime Group, says Police alongside partners at New Zealand Customs Service, have dismantled an Australian Transnational...

Guilty plea in Posie Parker tomato juice assault case

Eliana Golberstein, also known as 'Eli Rubashkyn' has admitted two common assault charges. The charges relate to pouring tomato juice on women's rights campaigner Kellie-Jay...

Man accused of threatening to kill Ardern to stand trial

41-year-old Richard Sivell of Te Ranga is accused of threatening to kill former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Sivell, who was rearrested in Taupō nearly two...

Destiny Church youth leader arrested for sexual abuse

A Destiny Church disciple has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing teenagers involved in a South Auckland youth group. The 29-year-old man, who faces...

Fulton Hogan charged after roadworker killed by speeding truck on SH23

Fulton Hogan faces charges following the death of roadworker Brian Barnes, who was struck by a speeding truck while moving cones on State Highway...

Overnight shootings rattle Auckland: homes targeted, police on the hunt

Two homes in Auckland were targeted in overnight shootings. The first incident occurred around 10:30 pm at Ahuwhenua Crescent in Onehunga. Police arrived to find...

Northland man gets 18 months for assault during kids’ rugby training

A Northland man with an extensive criminal record has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for assault with intent to injure following an...

Whanganui homicide – man charged with murder

A man has been charged with murder and remanded to appear in Court at a later date, as part a homicide investigation currently underway. Police...

Police locate van linked to Waitaanga homicide, seek further sightings

Taranaki Police investigating the homicide of 55-year-old Sidney ‘Ross’ Bridson last year have now located the van previously sought. Ross, a father of four, was...

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