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One year on: Police continue to appeal for information on unexplained death of Dargaville infant

A year on from the unexplained death of an infant in Dargaville, Police are appealing directly to the family to come forward with information...

Shots fired at Whangarei house this morning

Whangārei Police are asking for the public's help after a firearms incident overnight which caused has damage to a home and left the occupant...

Police release further details in 2015 child death case

Police investigating the historical death of a child in Kaikohe are releasing further details around events leading up to hear death nearly a decade...

Investigation into historical child death in Kaikohe continues

An investigation into the unexplained historical death of a child in Kaikohe is continuing to progress. Northland Police are now speaking to two people of...

Kaikohe Police confirm investigation into 2015 child death

Northland Police are investigating the unexplained historic death of a child in Kaikohe. Detective Senior Sergeant Christian Fouhy, Far North Investigations Manager, says Police are...

Power Boat skipper ordered to pay over $130,000 in reparations after collision with historic ferry

In April last year, Auckland man James Thomson collided his power boat with the historic ferry Waitere near Russell, resulting in critical injuries to...

Northland driver caught five times over the limit

Northland Police have caught 55 drivers over the legal alcohol limit in the past week, including during the long Matariki weekend. Northland Road Policing Manager,...

Northland’s Brynderwyn Hills set to reopen

SH1 over the Brynderwyn Hills is set to reopen tonight at 11.59pm, following a four-month closure that significantly impacted the region’s economy. The SH1 route...

Transpower says Northland outage caused by contractor error during maintenance

A power pylon collapse last Thursday that cut off electricity to most of Northland was due to contractors removing too many nuts from bolts...

Northland power outage continues as Transpower works to repair fallen pylon

Some Northlanders remain without power after a major pylon toppled on Thursday, initially cutting electricity to nearly 100,000 properties. By midnight Thursday, power was restored...

Workplace death, Whakapara, Whangārei

One person has died following a workplace incident at a Whakapara property in Whangārei this evening. The incident was reported to Police around 5pm. WorkSafe has...

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...

Auckland and Northland brace for severe weather: Heavy rain and thunderstorms expected overnight

Commuters in Auckland are being advised to plan their journeys ahead of time due to "messy weather" and potential thunderstorms forecasted for the region...

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...

Northland farmers struggle with high interest rates as bank profits surge

Northland farmers are voicing frustration as they face increasing difficulty obtaining short-term loans to cover tax bills while banks report substantial profits from high-interest...

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...

Police updates: Manawatu, Auckland Airport and Whangarei thieves arrested, K Rd rock incident

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 4 June 2024. Trio allegedly caught red-handed following Whangārei break-in Three youths who allegedly broke into a store to...

Mangamuka Gorge highway set to reopen by Christmas after extensive repairs

The notorious stretch of State Highway 1 through Mangamuka Gorge, south of Kaitāia, is slated to reopen by Christmas after being closed for over...

Fatal crash, Kaikohe

Police can confirm one person has died following a crash in Kaikohe yesterday. The single vehicle crash on Te Pua Road was reported around 5:30pm. Despite...

Fatal crash, Mangōnui

Police can confirm one person has died following a crash in Mangōnui last night. At about 10.06pm, emergency services responded to a report of a...

Homicide investigation launched following Tikipunga fire

A homicide investigation has been launched after a man was discovered deceased following a house fire in Northland last month. Emergency services responded to reports...

Whangarei Boys’ High School Board of Trustees charged over caving trip death

WorkSafe has charged the Whangārei Boys High School Board of Trustees for health and safety failures related to the death of a student a...

Tikipunga fire death – name release

Police are now in a position to release the name of the man who died following a fire at a Tikipunga property on Monday...

Unexplained death following house fire, Tikipunga

An investigation is underway following the discovery of a body in a property in Tikipunga on Monday morning. Detective Inspector Al Symonds, Northland CIB, says...

Judge deems Maori Land Court battle an abuse of process, orders Costs

A recent ruling by Judge Te Kani Walters in the Whangārei Māori Land Court labelled Hone Tana's two-year legal pursuit against Pūkahakaha East 5B...

Police updates – Fatal crashes Lower Buller Gorge, Helena Bay

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 21 April 2024. Fatal Crash, Helena Bay, Whangārei Police can confirm a pedestrian has died after being struck by...

Large-scale cannabis operation uncovered in Whangārei, two men arrested

Police have uprooted a significant cannabis operation, seizing thousands of dollars’ worth of plants and sending two to face the Court. Detective Senior Sergeant Aaron...

Fatal water incident, Whangārei

One person has died following a water incident at Whangārei Heads this morning. At 9.35am, emergency services received calls stating one person was in trouble...

Police updates: Fatal crashes Okoroire and Okaihau

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 9 April 2024. Fatal crash, Ōkaihau Police can confirm one person has died following a serious crash in Ōkaihau...

Police launch homicide investigation in Pukenui, arrest made

A homicide investigation has been launched and a woman has been arrested following a death in Pukenui on Thursday morning. Detective Inspector Al Symons, Northland...

Pie-throwing auntie with troubled past sentenced

A 22-year-old auntie faced sentencing in the Whangarei District Court for assaulting her nieces and nephews in an incident involving a hot pie thrown...

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...

Ruakākā homicide: Appeal for sightings of vehicle of interest

Police are seeking sightings of a vehicle of interest in the homicide investigation into the death of Ruakākā man Teina Pickering in October 2023. Last...

Homicide investigation launched in Mangamuka after man dies from stab wounds

A homicide investigation is underway and Police have arrested a person following the death of a man in the Far North last night. Emergency services...

Warrant to arrest: Have you seen Jordan Scott?

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jordan Scott, who has a warrant to arrest. Scott, 19, is from West Auckland and is wanted...

Fatal Crash, State Highway 10, Kerikeri

Police can confirm one person has died following a two vehicle crash on State Highway 10, near Cottle Hill Drive, Kerikeri, Far North District. Police...

Northland’s new Kāeo Bridge officially open

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed the official opening of the new State Highway 10 (SH10) Kāeo Bridge, which will improve safety and traffic...

Two arrests as Kamo robbery investigation continues

A Police investigation is quickly closing in on alleged offenders behind a robbery in Kamo earlier this week. Two arrests have been made and further...

Police updates: Name releases – fatal crashes Matauri Bay and Titoki

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 17 February 2024. Name release: Fatal crash, Titoki Police can now advise the name of the person who died...

Fatal crash, Waiharara

Police can confirm one person has died following a fatal crash in Waiharara, the Far North yesterday afternoon. The single-vehicle crash, on Kaimaumau Road, was...

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