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Bank teller engaged in targeted thefts to feed gambling addiction

Carine Gwen Tamayo Tumapang, a 28-year-old bank teller at TSB Bank's Bell Block branch in New Plymouth, meticulously selected elderly or health-compromised customers to...

Cops investigate assault on Taranaki rugby player during post-match handshakes

Taranaki police are investigating an assault incident that occurred after a premier grade rugby match at Yarrow Stadium on Saturday, where a Coastal Rugby...

Police to investigate National MP David MacLeod over $178k in unreported donations

The Electoral Commission has referred National MP David MacLeod to the police for failing to report $178,394 in donations. Initially, MacLeod's candidate return for the...

Appeal for sightings of black LDV in Waitaanga homicide investigation

New Plymouth Police investigating the death of 55-year-old Sidney ‘Ross’ Bridson are appealing for sightings of a vehicle of interest to our enquiries. Ross, a...

How serious is an MP’s failure to declare $178k in donations?

It’s being explained as an “inadvertent error”. However, National MP David MacLeod’s excuse for failing to disclose $178,000 in donations for his election campaign last...

MP David MacLeod under investigation for undeclared donations totaling nearly $180,000

David MacLeod, the National MP for New Plymouth, faces potential legal repercussions after failing to report nearly $180,000 in campaign donations, according to Otago...

Arrest made following Waitara ‘child abduction car theft

Central District Police have arrested a Waitara man following a concerning vehicle theft, Friday 10 May. Last night, Friday 17 May, Police sighted a person...

Farm owner’s battle ends as court approves land acquisition for $280m Mt Messenger Bypass

Tony and Debbie Pascoe, owners of a Taranaki farm, face compulsory acquisition of 11 hectares for the Mt Messenger bypass, with an additional 13...

Warrant to Arrest: Have you seen Quaid Clements?

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Quaid Clements who has a warrant for his arrest. The 33-year-old is believed to be in the...

Name release: Fatal Crash – Main North Road, Urenui

Police can now name the driver of a vehicle who died following a crash on Main North Road (State Highway 3), Urenui on Saturday...

Fatal crash, Main North Road, Urenui

One person has died following a crash on Main North Road (State Highway 3), Urenui near the Onaero River. Police were alerted to the crash...

Update: Homicide investigation, Hāwera

Police can confirm that the 46-year-old man who was arrested in relation to the homicide in Hāwera on 22 April has been charged with...

Homicide investigation, Hāwera update

Police can now name the man who died on Monday night in Hāwera. He was 26-year old Whatitiri Whakaruru from Hāwera. 'We continue to support his...

Naked man on dog leash filmed in New Plymouth

A bizarre and disturning video of a naked man acting like a dog and being led around a location in New Plymouth has emerged...

Teen sentenced for campground murder

17-year-old Justice Williamson-Atkinson, proclaimed his innocence as he received a life sentence with a minimum of 11-yeara before eligibility for parole for the murder...

Search for missing diver off Patea formally suspended

The search for the missing diver in Pātea has been formally suspended today. He was reported missing from a vessel off the coast shortly after...

Police updates – Serious crash Awakeri, Patea missing diver

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 17 March 2024. Serious crash, SH 30 Awakeri The crash, involving a car and a motorcycle, was reported to...

Police updates: Herne Bay burglary, missing Mt. Albert woman found, Forgotten Highway fatal crash

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 16 March 2024. Missing Mt Albert woman located safe and well Police have located a 51-year-old woman reported missing...

Search for missing diver at Patea continues

The search for a diver missing in the sea off Patea is continuing today. Yesterday, Coastguard South Taranaki conducted an extensive search of the Patea...

Search for missing diver off Patea, South Taranaki

This afternoon Police have been co-ordinating a search for a diver missing from a vessel off the coast of Patea, South Taranaki, reported shortly...

Fatality following fire, Normanby, South Taranaki

Police can confirm that an infant has died following a fire at a property in Fitzroy Street, Normanby, South Taranaki reported at 4.10am today. Police...

Update- fatal crash, Eltham

Police are continuing to respond to a crash on State Highway 3, Eltham that took place this morning shortly before 6am. At this stage, it...

Multiple fatalities following crash, South Taranaki

Police can advise multiple people have died following a crash at the intersection of Mountain Road and State Highway 3 (Boylan Road), Eltham this...

Update: New Plymouth assault, man charged

New Plymouth Police are seeking witnesses to an alleged assault at the Lee Breakwater in New Plymouth on Sunday 7 January. Around 4pm a man...

Fatal crash, South Road, Warea, South Taranaki

Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash on South Road, Warea, South Taranaki this morning. The motorcycle crash was reported to...

Man dies following Taranaki crash

A man has died following a crash in Taranaki earlier this week. The single vehicle crash on State Highway 3 (Mokau Road) was reported to...

Fatal crash, SH3 Urenui

Police can confirm that one person has died following a crash on State Highway 3/Main North Road, west of Urenui. The crash was reported to...

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards 2023 winners announced

Iconic Kiwi charity Keep New Zealand Beautiful have announced the winners of their Beautiful Awards 2023, including New Zealand’s most beautiful towns and most...

NPC 2023 Final: Taranaki 22 – 19 Hawke’s Bay

Taranaki have beaten Hawke's Bay 22-19 in the final of the 2023 Bunnings NPC competition today at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth. https://youtu.be/B9FyozDkTn0?si=V-N6IqC7g3XbbJIF

Arrests, seizures and vehicles restrained as Taranaki Police terminate warrants

Police have arrested three men following an extensive investigation that culminated in search warrants in Taranaki on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 October. The Taranaki...

NPC: 1st semifinal – Taranaki 23 – 16 Canterbury

Taranaki have beaten Canterbury 23-16 in the first semifinal of the 2023 Bunnings NPC in New Plymouth this evening. https://youtu.be/NtSLaG1MLoQ?si=MwV4SGSzUq22j9wP

Police updates – fatal crashes Tuakau and Patea, Devonport missing man found

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 4 October 2023. Update: Serious crash, State Highway 3, Patea One person has died following a crash on State...

One person rescued, lucky to be alive after falling 600 meters down Mt Taranaki

Miraculously, one person was rescued with minor injuries after they were located 600m down from where they had been climbing on Mount Taranaki this...

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

New Plymouth Police investigating after pedestrian critically injured

New Plymouth Police have arrested a 38-year-old woman following an incident in the city early this morning, where a pedestrian was struck by a...

NPC: Canterbury 29 – 28 Taranaki

Canterbury have beaten Taranaki 29-28 in their Round 5 NPC clash today at the Rangiora Showgrounds. https://youtu.be/_PA-3pYswBg?si=J-c30FkwVFL33h4S

Police accept IPCA findings into Taranaki incident

Police acknowledge and accept the IPCA’s findings into force used to arrest a man in Taranaki last year. The man – Mr X - was...

New Plymouth Police seek sightings of suspicious male

New Plymouth Police want to hear from anyone who has seen a male acting suspiciously near the List Street entrance to Pukekura Park. This morning...

Warning about Class B drug GBL/GHB, Taranaki

Taranaki Police are aware of a number of people overdosing on what is suspected to be the class B controlled drug GHB or GBL...

Taranaki Police locate seven youths responsible for car thefts and assaults

Taranaki police have arrested seven juveniles, aged between 13 and 17-years-old who are believed to have had a role in a series of unlawful...

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