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Arrests and seizures following Gisborne search warrants

Gisborne Police have arrested a Black Power associate in connection with the October shooting of a rival gang member, and seized firearms and ammunition...

Police crack down on Gisborne gangs

Four gang members have been arrested and charged with firearms related offences, following a number of shootings in Gisborne on 13 and 15 October. Three...

Arrest made following multiple burglaries in Gisborne last week

A man has been taken into custody following multiple burglaries in Gisborne last week. On Wednesday 11 October, Police were alerted to a burglary at...

Police updates – missing Gisborne man, crashes in Christchurch and Dunedin, Cambridge assault

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 13 October 2023. Arrests made following assault in Cambridge Two youths have been arrested following an assault near a...

Tairāwhiti Police appeal for sightings of two vehicles

Tairāwhiti Police are appealing for sightings of two vehicles following two separate incidents earlier this week. The first incident took place about 9pm on Newtown...

Gisborne meth operation busted

Two men have been arrested following several search warrants executed in Gisborne this week. The National Organised Crime Group (NOCG) have led 13 search warrants...

Fatality following water-related incident, Gisborne

Police were notified of a water related incident in the Turanganui River around 8:20pm. One person has died after receiving medical assistance at the scene. Their...

Operation Kōtare: Firearms and ammunition seized

Firearms and ammunition have been seized following a firearms related incident over the weekend. Police in Tairāwhiti executed search warrants at two residential addresses on...

SH35 crash Gisborne – police appeal for witnesses

Police investigating a crash on State Highway 35, Wainui on Thursday are appealing for witnesses to come forward. The two-vehicle crash was reported at around...

Operation Kōtare: Arrest made in relation to firearms incident

Gisborne Police arrested a 30-year-old man today following a search warrant at a residential address in Gisborne. The man, who has gang affiliations, has been...

Gisborne Police charge two with meth-related offending

Gisborne Police have charged two people with methamphetamine-related offending, following a search warrant in Endcliffe Road yesterday. A 34-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man appeared...

New trail of destruction following NZ’s latest weather event

Areas in Northland and Auckland experience flash-flooding as storm moves down the country across the eastern regions of the North Island. Rescue helicopter missions delivering...

Cyclone Gabrielle – Crime prevention a priority in cyclone-hit Eastern district

Police operating in flood-affected areas of the Eastern district are carrying out reassurance patrols day and night following Cyclone Gabrielle, as more officers are...

Arrest made in kidnapping of Gisborne woman

Gisborne Police have arrested a 25-year-old man for kidnapping and serious assault of a woman on Friday. The arrest was made shortly after the incident...

Operation Kotare: Gangs and crime targeted in Eastern District

More Police officers are heading to Eastern District to help combat ongoing crime and gang concerns. Operation Kōtare is stretching its wings for six months,...

Gisborne man arrested in connection with October shooting

Police in Gisborne have arrested and charged a 30-year-old man with two firearms offences after a pre-planned search warrant today. The offences relate to a...

Police urge drivers to behave safely at checkpoints

Eastern District Police are urging drivers at checkpoints to stop and obey Police instructions. 'Recently we have encountered a number of vehicles fleeing when they...

Arrest in Gisborne drive-by shooting

Police have arrested a 31-year-old male in relation to a drive-by shooting that occurred at an address in Kaiti, Gisborne on 24 December 2022. The...

Police updates – Arrest in Karaka incident, Gisborne and Timaru fatal accident name releases

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 6 January 2023. Update - Incident on Batty Road, Karaka One person has been charged, following an incident on...

Appeal for witnesses of Gisborne crash to come forward

Police investigating the crash on Back Ormond Road, Gisborne, on January 31 are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Initial enquiries have determined the two...

Two fatalities following collision between vehicle and pedestrians – Back Ormond Road, Ormond

Two people have died following a collision between a vehicle and two pedestrians on Back Ormond Road, near Snowsill Road, at around 9:15pm last...

9 youths arrested in Gisborne stolen car investigation

Gisborne Police have apprehended nine youths, following multiple reports of vehicle break-ins over the past few days. Police were notified of a number of vehicles...

Arrests made in ‘brutal’ Gisborne assault

Four men have been arrested following a brutal assault in Gisborne last month. A man was beaten in his Riverdale home on 19 November by...

Arrest made in 2013 Ronald Allison murder cold case

Eastern District Police arrested a 62-year-old woman yesterday and charged her with murder and arson, in relation to the death of Gisborne man Ronald...

Police updates – fatal crashes in Kaimai Ranges, Ngahinapouri and US Tourist death

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 1 November 2022. Name release, fatal crash, SH 29, Kaimai Ranges Police can now name the person who died...

Police updates – Wellington motorway protest, Gisborne fatal crash

Police updates on crimes and investigations for the evening of 10 October 2022. UPDATE - Incident on SH1, Wellington The incident on State Highway 1 that...

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 – Gisborne shooting, Masterton asssault

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 29 September 2022. Arrest following incident in Totara Street, Gisborne Gisborne Police have made an arrest after two youths...

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...

Police updates – Nawton scissor attack murder charge, Flat Bush fatal crash

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 17 September 2022. Man charged with murder following Nawton incident A 48-year-old man has been charged with murder in...

Police updates – Mangahauini River drowning, Thorndon fatal crash

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 13 September 2022. Name release - drowning, Mangahauini River, Tokomaru Bay Police can now name the woman who died...

Gisborne missing person – body found

Police searching for a missing person who was swept into Mangahauini River in Tokomaru Bay earlier today, have recovered a body in the water. The...

Police updates – Alexandra car thefts arrest, Te Hapara homicide, Hawke’s Bay crime

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 7 July 2022. Arrest made following Alexandra car thefts A 19-year-old Alexandra man has been arrested and charged in...

Homicide investigation launched following death of woman in Gisborne

A homicide investigation has been launched in Gisborne after a woman died in Te Hapara early this morning. Police were called to the Centennial Crescent...

Appeal for witnesses to Gisborne incident

Police would like to hear from any witnesses to an incident that occurred in Kaiti, Gisborne on Friday afternoon (17 June). About 12:20pm two men...

Gisborne homicide investigation, information sought

Police investigating the death of Maraea Smith are asking for the public's help regarding a vehicle of interest. Maraea died following an altercation on Titoki...

Gisborne Police appeal for information following serious assault in Mahia

Gisborne Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of an incident that left a 47-year-old man in a ditch with life threatening injuries in...

Gisborne toddler homicide victim named

Eastern District Police continue to investigate the death of a 19-month-old toddler who passed away in Starship Hospital on 10 January 2022. Police can also...

Arrest made in Gisborne injured baby case

Gisborne Police have arrested a man in relation to the injuries of a three-month-old baby who was admitted to hospital on New Years Eve. The...

Police investigation into death of Gisborne toddler

Gisborne Police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a 19-month-old toddler. The toddler was brought into Gisborne Hospital with critical injuries on...

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