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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...

Operation Cobalt: Arrests made in Patea

Six Nomad gang members are before the courts after being arrested in Patea as part of Operation Cobalt. The men, aged between 19 and 40,...

New Plymouth jewellery aggravated robbery – police appeal for witnesses

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to an aggravated robbery of a retail premises on Currie Street, New Plymouth Friday 5 May and two...

Police updates – Mt. Albert police car incident, South Taranaki fatal crash

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 26 April 2023. Investigation underway into Mt Albert crash One person has sustained moderate injuries following a crash on...

Tramper dies on Mt. Taranaki – Updated: Deceased’s name released

A person has died while tramping on Mount Taranaki yesterday (23 April). About 4pm, Police were called after a person was critically injured on the...

Operation Seconds: Meth op busted in Taranaki – 2 arrested

The Taranaki Organised Crime Squad arrested two men on April 18 following the execution of a number of search warrants in relation to Operation...

Mobster Manis Taueki-Watson jailed for forcing woman to perform sex act

Two patched Mongrel Mob members entered a Taranaki woman's home claiming they were looking for someone who owed a debt. Warning: Content relating to sexual...

New Plymouth drive-by shooting: Woman arrested

Taranaki Police arrested a woman yesterday in relation to a drive-by shooting in New Plymouth earlier this month. It is believed at least two shots...

Bell Block burglaries – arrest made

A man has been arrested and charged in relation to a series of commercial burglaries in Bell Block over the past month. Between 16 February...

Fatal microlight crash in Stratford

Police can confirm the sole occupant of a microlight has died following a crash in Stratford earlier today. Police were notified of the crash at...

Information sought after serious assault in New Plymouth public toilet

Police investigating an assault in New Plymouth early this morning are asking for the public's help after a man has been left with serious...

Body found, Warea, Taranaki

Yesterday afternoon the body of a surfer has been found on a beach in Warea, South Taranaki. While formal identification is yet to be completed,...

Arrest made in relation to Stratford pedestrian struck in May 2022

Taranaki Police have arrested a man in relation to an incident in May 2022, where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was...

Second arrest for New Plymouth ram-raid

Police have arrested a second person in relation to the ram-raid burglary of a New Plymouth convenience store on 4 January. A 16-year-old male has...

Man charged over New Plymouth ram raid

Police have charged a man in relation to a ram-raid burglary at a central New Plymouth convenience store on 4 January. Four offenders used a...

Police updates – Taranaki car fire victim named, river users be aware

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 29 December 2022. Name release – Taranaki car fire Police can now confirm the name of the person who...

Taranaki car fire – police seek witnesses

At about 7.20am emergency services were alerted to a car fire on State Highway 3 (Mokau Road) where a person died. A vehicle examination and...

Person critically injured in Taranaki car fire has passed away – Updated

A person has been transported to hospital with critical injuries following a car fire in Taranaki this morning. Emergency services were advised at 7.20am that...

Urenui petrol station hold up – police appeal for sightings of Nissan Tiida

New Plymouth Police investigating an aggravated robbery of a Urenui petrol station are appealing to the public for assistance. A petrol station in Urenui was...

Police investigating assault on woman New Plymouth CBD

New Plymouth Police are making enquiries into an incident on Saturday night in which a woman was injured. The woman has been treated in hospital...

Homicide investigation launched after man’s body found in Hawera

A homicide investigation has been launched after the death of a man at an address on Albion Street, Hawera. Emergency services were called to the...

Police updates – Fatal crashes Hornby, Manukau, New Plymouth, Manukau Harbour missing person

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 12 November 2022. Name release - Fatal crash, Pound Road Police can now confirm the name of the person...

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