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Protests against ‘Fast-Track Approvals Bill’ today

Thousands of protesters gathered in downtown Auckland, with similar demonstrations taking place across Nelson, Whakatāne, Christchurch, and Tākaka, to oppose the coalition Government’s Fast-Track...

Nelson kebab restaurant ordered to pay $30K for underpaying staff during ‘quiet hours’

A Nelson-based restaurant, Zara's Turkish Kebabs and Cafe, has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to compensate three former employees a total...

Three people charged after deer deliberately targeted with vehicle in Stoke

Nelson Police have taken action against five people involved in an incident where a mob of around eight deer were targeted with a vehicle. A...

Police release names of teens who died in Mt. Richmond Forest Park vehicle incident

Police are now able to advise the name of the two women who died following a crash on an off-roading track in Mount Richmond...

Takaka unexplained death referred to the Coroner

Police investigating the death of Peter Miller who was located deceased at a Takaka rural property last month, do not believe this death to...

Man sentenced for exploiting children online and possessing illegal material

Jason Wayne Kerr has been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison after admitting to possessing and dealing in child exploitation material. His...

Police updates – Takaka house fire, Omaha water incident

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 10 March 2024. One person in custody following Takaka house fire Nelson Police have taken one person into custody...

Dry weather triggers extra support for farmers and growers across the top of the South Island

The coalition Government is providing support for farmers and growers as dry conditions worsen across the top of the South Island. “Conditions on the ground...

One dead following glider crash

Police can advise one person has died after a glider crashed at Lake Station airstrip, Howard earlier today. The aircraft crashed on the runway and...

Information sought following serious crash in Nelson

Nelson Police are seeking information in relation to a serious crash where a car collided with a pedestrian at the weekend. Police were called to...

‘Driving behaviour in Nelson a concern’ – Police

Four motorists in Nelson have lost their licence after being clocked driving at more than 140kph. The vehicles were among seven Police caught at high...

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...

‘Preparation and teamwork’ praised in successful rescue of teen

At 3.20pm yesterday, Police received a call reporting a young man overdue whilst kayaking near Haulashore Island. The teen had earlier been paddling with a...

Update: Nelson Airport incident

Normal operations are resuming at Nelson Airport. The airport was evacuated about 9am, following an email of concern. Both the airport and planes there have been...

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...

“Southern swarm” takedown, further arrests as part of Operation Bear

Police have arrested five people including one Killer Beez gang member, and seized cash and drugs as Operation Bear continues. Operation Bear has targeted those...

Operation Bear: Police target Killer Beez gang

Police have arrested 11 gang members, filed 67 charges, and restrained vehicles, jet skis and more than 100 pairs of high-end shoes as part...

Second arrest made in Stoke homicide investigation

Police can advise that a second person is due in court today in relation to the death of James Whitikau Barton in Stoke on...

Arrest made in Stoke homicide investigation

Police can advise that this morning a 33-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of James Whitikau Barton on...

Stoke homicide – sightings of BMW sought

Police have located and recovered a white BMW believed to be linked to the James Whitikau Barton homicide. 'We would like to thank the public...

Police updates – missing man found, Stoke homicide victim named

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 12 November 2023. Name release, Stoke homicide Nelson Bays Police are now able to name the man that died...

Police updates – serious crashes Ashburton, Stoke and Mt. Pleasant

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 11 November 2023. Update: Serious crash, SH 1, Mount Pleasant One person has died following a crash on State...

Homicide enquiry launched following death in Stoke, Nelson

Tasman Police can advise that one person has died following a serious incident in Stoke last night and a homicide investigation is underway. Police attended...

Serious incident: Stoke

Tasman Police are at the scene of serious incident in Stoke this evening. Police were called to an Orchard Street address just after 7pm. Police will...

NPC: Taranaki 18 – 29 Tasman

Tasman have beaten Taranaki in their Round 6 NPC clash today at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth. https://youtu.be/o7vvDYya5-o?si=6T0EKvCqL_8W5k3i

Tasman drug bust, meth seized

Four people have been charged following six search warrants executed across Blenheim, Nelson, and Christchurch over the last two Days. The Tasman Organised Crime Unit...

Witnesses sought following Nelson assault outside school

Police are investigating an assault that occurred around 3.00pm outside an intermediate school on Nayland Road yesterday afternoon (Monday 21 August). Those involved are speaking...

Arrest made following series of dirt bike incidents

One person has been arrested in relation to anti-social road user behaviour in the Nelson and Richmond area. Police have this morning executed a search...

Police want help identifying Nelson dirt bike riders

Nelson Police are seeking public assistance to identify dirt bike rider/s in Nelson and Richmond area. They ride Kawasaki dirt bikes which are a distinctive...

Update on body located in Richmond Ranges

Police advise that, while the formal identification process is yet to be completed, it is believed that the body located in the Richmond Ranges...

Four youths arrested for Nelson burglary

Four people have been arrested in relation to a burglary in Nelson this morning. About 3.20am, Police responded to a burglary at a commercial premises...

Operation Cobalt: Comanchero gang member arrested and charged

A patched Comanchero gang member is before the courts after the Nelson Tactical Crime Unit arrested him as part of Operation Cobalt. The man was...

Missing Richmond man located

The man previously reported missing from the Richmond area since yesterday has now been located safe and well. Police would like to thank those members...

Man arrested for Nelson thefts

Police are aware of an increase in burglaries and theft in the Nelson and Stoke area over the month of January. A 35-year-old male has...

Arrests made in Nelson gang-related shooting

Two people have been arrested after Nelson Police executed search warrants at a number of central Nelson properties this morning. Today’s operation follows a Police...

Auckland weather: MoE directs schools, early learning & tertiary institutions to close until 7 Feb

The announcement was made as another deluge is expected in the Auckland area over the next 48 hours. Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown told media today...

Police release name of Tahunanui Beach deceased

Police can now release the name of the man who died at Tāhunanui Beach on Sunday evening. He was 43-year-old Stephen Mark Taylor, of Tāhunanui. The...

Fatality following water-related incident, Tāhunanui Beach, Nelson

Police can confirm that a 43-year-old man has died at Tāhunanui Beach this evening. Emergency services responded to a report of a person unresponsive in...

Man arrested over Nelson firearms incident

Nelson Police have today arrested a 33-year-old man wanted in relation to a firearms incident in Nelson on December 30. Enquiries led Police to a...

Motueka stabbing – man in custody

Police have taken a man into custody after a person was allegedly stabbed in Motueka this afternoon. The incident happened in Rowling Loop, Lower Moutere,...

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