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Fatal fleeing driver incident, Ōtaki

One person has died and two others are in serious and critical condition after the vehicle they were in crashed north of Ōtaki after...

Police making enquiries into Ōtaki bush fire

Police are making enquiries following a bush fire in Ōtaki yesterday evening. Just before 5:20pm, Police were called to Marine Parade, near Rangiuru Road, after...

Human remains identified as those of missing man Duncan Hill

Police can now confirm that the body located in the Otaki Gorge area on the Monday 5 February is Duncan Hill. 'His family have been...

Body located in the Otaki Gorge

A body has been located by members of the public while hunting in dense bush in the Otaki Gorge area. On Monday 5 February, members...

Woman trespassed from New World Otaki disputes supermarket’s version of events

The saga has been the topic of online debate in recent days. WHAT HAPPENED ACCORDING TO THE WOMAN WHO WAS TRESPASSED BY ŌTAKI NEW WORLD: I...

Police updates – unexplained death in Levin, fatal crashes Tuturau and Western Springs

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 23 November 2023. Update: Serious crash, Wyndham Road, Tuturau Police can advise that one person has died following a...

Update, missing Ōtaki man Duncan Hill

Police and family are continuing their searches to locate Ōtaki man Duncan Hill, who has been missing from his Waihoanga Road address since 5...

Have you seen missing man Duncan Hill?

Police and family of Duncan Hill are asking for the public’s help to locate him, with the Kāpiti man not having been heard from...

Offenders caught in Operation Spider’s web

Central District Police targeting boy racers had great success recently as part of an operation focusing on disrupting anti-social road user behaviour. The operation, which...

Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway crash

The road has now reopened and a man has been arrested after the earlier crash on the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway, near Waikanae. About...

Police acknowledge IPCA report into death of Peter Tuhi while in custody

Police acknowledge the IPCA report into an officer’s arrest of Peter Tuhi, who subsequently died from his injuries, in Levin in December 2021. 'Firstly, Police...

Name release, body recovered near Kāpiti Island

Police can name the person located deceased in the water near Kāpiti Island on 25 January. He was 69-year-old Philip Lucas of Palmerston North, who...

Police working to identify body found near Kāpiti Island

Police are working to identify a person located deceased in the water near the southern end of Kāpiti Island this morning. At 9.55am, Police were...

Rescue is a reminder to be prepared before going bush, say police

A man has been flown to hospital after falling during a tramp along the Escapment Track on the Kapiti Coast this evening. The man had...

Fatal crash in Levin overnight

One person has died following a single vehicle crash on The Avenue (State Highway 1), Levin, overnight. Police responded to a report of a crash...

Breanna Muriwai disappearance – police release more information

Police investigating the disappearance of 22-year-old Breanna Muriwai are hopeful new information aired on Ten 7 Aotearoa last night will prompt people to come...

Breanna Muriwai – Police continue to investigate disappearance

Police are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of 22-year-old Breanna Muriwai who was last seen in the early hours of Sunday the 28th...

Missing woman Breanna Muriwai – police update, phone found on beach

Police are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of 22-year-old Breanna Muriwai. Breanna was last seen in the early hours of Sunday, 28 August at...

Former teacher James Booth sentenced to 7 years jail for sex crimes against children

James 'Jim' Booth, a teacher at a school in Manawatu, was jailed today for the crimes against multiple students. Booth admitted to taking the students...

Police updates – Gisborne shooting update, Missing St. Lukes woman, Levin fatal crash

Police updates for crimes and investigations for the evening of 29 September 2022. Investigation into Gisborne shooting continues Enquiries to identify those responsible for a shooting...

Police updates – Invercargill hit-and-run, St. Luke’s robbery, Turihaua Beach operation

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 27 September 2022. Investigation continues into hit and run in Invercargill Police are continuing to investigate a serious hit...

Levin fatal fire – homicide investigation launched

A homicide investigation is underway following the death of a man in a house fire on Queenwood Road, Levin this morning. A 25-year-old man has...

Fatal house fire in Levin

One person has died in a house fire in Levin this morning. Emergency services were called to a Queenwood Road property shortly before 8am. The cause...

Have you seen Breanna Muriwai?

Police in Wellington and Central District are continuing to appeal to the public for any information relating to missing person Breanna Muriwai. Police have been...

Police updates – Ngongotaha robbery, Aka Aka fatal crash, Westmere incident

Updates on crimes and police investigations for 4 September 2022. Train incident - Kapiti Police are now in a position to confirm a person has died...

Police updates – Operation Cobalt, Northland drug bust

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 13 August 2022. Arrests made in relation to Mt Roskill firearms incident Police have arrested and charged two people...

Police updates – Opua incident, missing persons in Waikanae and Lake Rotorua

Police updates on crimes and investigations for Thursday 11 August 2022. Name release - Fatal crash, Burkes Pass Police can now release the name of the...

Police updates – body recovered from Mt. Ngaruhoe, Levin incident latest

Police updates on crimes and investigations for Saturday 6 August 2022. Levin Incident Late last evening the man involved in an incident in Bledisloe Street, Levin...

Police incident Bledisloe Street Levin – Update

Yesterday afternoon Police cordoned Bledisloe Street, Levin following a report of a person threatening self-harm. Some residents in the street have been asked by Police...

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