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Emergency support for East Coast flooding

Civil Defence payments are now available for people affected by the severe weather in Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti to help cover some emergency costs,...

Names released – Gisborne fishermen

Police can now release the names of the three fishermen found deceased on the Māhia coastline yesterday morning. They were 37-year-old Elwood Higgins of Gisborne,...

Tragic end to search: Missing Gisborne fishermen found dead

The bodies of three men found on the shore at Māhia are believed to be the Gisborne fishermen who went missing earlier this week. Authorities...

Overdue fishing boat – two people spotted in water off Gisborne

Two people have been spotted alive in the water off Gisborne, but searchers have since lost sight of them. The sighting occurred after a fishing...

Urgent search underway for missing fishing boat off Gisborne coast

A search operation is currently in progress for a missing fishing boat off the coast of Gisborne. The vessel carrying two individuals was expected to...

Missing girl in Gisborne found safe

A 13-year-old girl reported missing from Whataupoko in Gisborne has been found and is safe. Police would like to thank everyone who contacted them with...

Update on search for missing Gisborne father Joseph Ahuriri

Police investigating the disappearance of Gisborne father Joseph Ahuriri have carried out a further search in the Bay View area over the last two...

Gisborne 21st: Operation Middlepark investigation continues

Investigators are making steady progress with enquiries and have now spoken to most of those who were at the party on Lytton Road, Gisborne...

Car impounded following burnouts on Gisborne’s rainbow pedestrian crossing

The action was taken after a car was reportedly spotted performing burnouts on the Gisborne rainbow pedestrian crossing late Friday night. The incident is believed...

Charges laid over Gisborne rainbow crossing ‘hate crime’ incident

Gisborne Police have charged three people with graffiti vandalism and have identified a fourth suspect after the city’s rainbow crossing was defaced with white...

Gisborne brawl deaths: Names of victims released, second man arrested

Gisborne Police can now name the two men killed at a party in Lytton Street on Saturday night and can confirm a second arrest...

Gisborne rainbow pedestrian crossing painted over in Destiny Church protest

Protesters have painted over a rainbow crossing on Gisborne's main street. A group of people identifying themselves as Destiny Church members blocked off Gladstone Road...

Man in court in relation to Gisborne incident

A 29-year-old man is due in Gisborne District Court today in relation to a mass disorder event on Saturday night, which resulted in two...

Update: Operation Middlepark, Gisborne Homicide investigation

Full press statement of Acting Tairāwhiti Area Commander Inspector Darren Paki. Additional staff from around the Tairawhiti area have been called to the region to...

Two dead in ‘large scale disorder event’ in Gisborne overnight

Two men have died and a homicide investigation is under way following a large altercation in Gisborne overnight. At 11.30pm, Police were called to a...

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...

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