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Teen suffers horrific injuries in unprovoked daylight assault on Auckland bus

A teenager endured severe injuries following a brutal daylight assault on a bus in Auckland. The incident occurred at 9:15 a.m. on Friday as the...

Soldier pleads guilty to multiple charges at Court Martial

In a court martial being held at Linton Military Camp a New Zealand soldier, whose name remains suppressed, admitted guilt to four out of...

Delta dog sniffs out dodgy drug dealer

A man who fled at the sight of Police will now face court after the dog unit tracked him, and his alleged bag of...

Police seek witnesses following serious assault in Pakuranga

Police investigating an assault on a bus travelling through the Pakuranga area on Friday 28 June are seeking assistance from the public. At about 9.15am...

Mitchell defends youth programme amid staff distress and assaults

Police Minister Mark Mitchell has defended the success of the Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) programme for troubled youths, despite documents revealing severe mental distress...

Altercation at Auckland’s Westfield Newmarket involving knife

A shopper recounted a frightening incident this afternoon at Auckland's Westfield Newmarket when a knife was brandished during a confrontation. A police spokesperson told media...

More vehicles seized during second night of Operation Kereru

138 infringement notices, 19 vehicles off the streets and 420 people breathalysed – and that is just a snippet of Wellington District Police activity...

Police operations in lower North Island and Canterbury targeting ‘anti-social road user behaviour’

Operation Purple cracks down on antisocial road user behaviour in Manawatū Central District Police have made arrests, impounded vehicles and issued numerous infringement notices overnight...

Homicide investigation, Waitemata East: 51-year-old man charged with murder

A homicide investigation is under way following the death of a woman at a Glenfield address yesterday, Friday 28 June. Police were called to Wyvern...

Dangerously impaired driver five times over legal limit charged

Rotorua Police want to thank members of the public who reported a vehicle’s erratic driving on State Highway 30 yesterday, Friday 28 June. 'Thanks to...

Police to crack down on ‘anti-social vehicle gatherings’ this weekend

The Police Eagle helicopter will assist in monitoring and responding to anti-social vehicle gatherings across the mid and lower North Island. Motorists will notice an...

Vehicles seized in Levin incident investigation

Five vehicles have been seized and one person arrested following antisocial road user gatherings in Levin on 1 June, and Foxton on 15 June. On...

Crime data underpins need for law & order action – Goldsmith

New crime data highlights how critical the Government’s plan is to restore law and order, Justice Minister Paul Goldsmith says. “The latest New Zealand Crime...

Courtroom chaos: Family members attack killer during sentencing

During the sentencing of Richard Mathew Coburn, convicted of manslaughter for the death of his partner Paige Tutemahurangi, chaos erupted in the courtroom as...

Ghahraman convicted and fined for shoplifting, discharge application declined

Former Green Party MPGolriz Ghahraman has been convicted of shoplifting and fined $1600, along with $260 in court costs, following her guilty pleas to...

Five arrested following theft of vehicle from South Auckland driveway

Observant reporting has seen five arrested for their alleged role in a stolen vehicle incident in the Karaka area. Counties Manukau South Area Commander, Inspector...

Manhunt underway after woman in her 80s assaulted in West Auckland home invasion

An investigation is underway following a report of a incident in Henderson overnight where a woman was seriously injured. Acting Detective Inspector Simon Harrison, Waitematā...

Family of Lauren Dickason criticise Labour government’s COVID-19 quarantine rules

Lauren Dickason, convicted of murdering her three young daughters, has been sentenced to 18 years in a mental health facility. Following the sentencing yesterday Dickason's...

Lauren Dickason sentenced to 18 years for daughters’ murders

Lauren Dickason has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the murders of her three daughters in Timaru in September 2021. Sentenced under the...

Auckland dairy worker’s murderer sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Frederick Hobson received a life sentence in the Auckland High Court, with a minimum non-parole period of 15 years for the murder of Janak...

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Hamilton

Police can confirm that a person has died after being struck by a vehicle on Peachgrove Road, Hamilton. The collision, reported at around 2.20pm, involved...

Breakthrough in Auckland aggravated robbery investigations

Police have made numerous arrests as simultaneous search warrants were carried out over recent aggravated robberies across Auckland. Today, four arrests have been made over...

Police make arrest following incident at Long Bay College

Police have quickly taken a young person into custody following an incident at Long Bay College this afternoon. The 16-year-old is facing serious charges as...

Fake Police scam: UK national arrested after nearly $300k lost

A Police investigation has turned the heat up on a cold-calling scammer claiming to be an officer. In recent weeks, 18 Aucklanders have allegedly been...

Man arrested after firearms and drugs located at Northcote property

Police senses paid off after mis-matching plates led to the discovery of firearms and ammunition in a vehicle in Northcote. At around 12.25am, a Police...

Sentencing for former Green MP Golriz Ghahraman delayed

Former Green MP Golriz Ghahraman's sentencing for shoplifting has been postponed until Thursday afternoon. The 43-year-old had previously admitted to four charges of shoplifting, involving...

Mt. Roskill school burglar caught

A repeat burglar has failed to pass the test on his ninth alleged break-in at a Mt Roskill school. Senior Sergeant Alan Rowland, Auckland City...

Youths charged following Kawerau assault on Friday night

Four young people have been charged following an assault outside a Kawerau business, Friday 21 June. Police were called to a gas station on the...

Papatoetoe robbery leaves one person seriously injured

Police are making enquiries following a robbery at a Kolmar Road store in Papatoetoe, reported around 5:45pm. The Eagle helicopter responded to the area, however...

Offenders identified after bomb threat made in Napier

Police have identified three young people believed to be responsible for a bomb threat at a Pirimai, Napier business today. Police received an initial report...

Person in critical but stable condition following attempted burglary of Mt. Albert bar

Auckland City Police are making enquiries after an attempted robbery in Mt Albert late last night which left one person critically injured. At about 10.10pm,...

Arrest made, firearm seized, following Puketapu firearms incident

A man has been charged, a vehicle impounded, and a firearm seized following an incident in Puketapu on Friday night. At around 11.35pm, Police received...

Arrest made after firearms incident in Manurewa

Counties Manukau Police have arrested and charged two people in relation to an incident in Manurewa last week, where a firearm was discharged towards...

Police updates – Ghuznee Street accident, Kawerau serious assault

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 21 June 2024. Witnesses sought after Kawerau serious assault Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are asking for the public’s...

Operation Haumaru: Additional arrest following New Lynn aggravated robbery

A man will court today for his alleged role in an aggravated robbery in New Lynn last month. This week, Police made their tenth arrest...

Police seeking assistance in locating alleged million-dollar money mule

The Auckland City Financial Crime Unit is seeking the whereabouts of Ayom Wek who has a number of warrants to arrest for significant fraud...

Probation officer fired for unauthorised access to offender records, Corrections criticised for privacy breach handling

The Department of Corrections has dismissed probation officer Xu Shan for accessing information about dozens of offenders without proper authorisation. Employed in November 2022 at...

Two arrested on violence charges in Rotorua

Two men are before the courts on violence charges after search warrants in Rotorua which saw a firearm seized. The arrests spring from an incident...

Scam warning for Chinese community after victims lose millions

Members of the Chinese community are advised to be highly vigilant about an investment scam emerging on some social media. Police are investigating two cases...

Police acknowledge unjustified use of force in Manukau District Court incident

Police acknowledge the findings of an Independent Police Conduct Authority report into the unjustified use of force by an Authorised Officer in the Manukau...

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