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Person found deceased following house bus fire in Westland

One person has been found deceased following a house bus fire in Westland this morning. Emergency services were called to the Blue Spur property about...

Police updates – crashes Otira Highway, Whatawhata

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 29 January 2024. Police appeal for witnesses to Whatawhata Crash Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash...

Greymouth jewellery heist – two arrested

The West Coast Tactical Crime Unit have arrested two men after they stole a vehicle and $20,000 worth of jewellery from a Greymouth store...

Gloriavale historic sexual offending: Police welcome verdicts

Police have welcomed the verdicts returned today in the Greymouth District Court, where a man has been found guilty for multiple historical sexual offences...

Police acknowledge sentencing in Liam Nixon case

Police acknowledge the sentence handed down to Liam Nixon in the Greymouth District Court today for a number of sexual offences. The 27-year-old Greymouth man...

Update – ‘help’ sign, Lake Ahaura

Police Search and Rescue deployed by helicopter this morning to the area of the ‘help’ sign in the sand at Lake Ahaura. The team has...

‘Help’ sign appears on shores of Lake Ahaura

Police are asking for any information that might help us determine the circumstances of the sign pictured. This message in the sand was located by...

Further human remains located at Pike River Mine

Police have located further human remains at Pike River Mine. The remains of two, possibly three, miners were located in the crib room area during...

Police updates – Greymouth drug dealer arrested, fatal crash Kaitaia

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 17 June 2023. Man arrested in Greymouth for supplying methamphetamine Police have arrested a man for his involvement in...

Operation Vintage: ‘Significant’ South Island commercial drug operation busted

A significant Police operation has dealt a blow to a Central Otago-based syndicate accused of both producing commercial-scale quantities of cannabis in south Westland,...

Controlled Purchase Operation in Westport

A Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) checking on the sale of alcohol to minors was held on Saturday, 11 February. CPOs are used in conjunction with...

Police comment on sentencing of Allan Walton for historic sexual offending

Police acknowledge the sentence handed down to Allan William Walton today in the Greymouth District Court for multiple historic sexual offences. The 88-year-old West Coast...

Missing West Coast man found alive

The man in his 60’s reported missing on 24 January 2023 has today been found alive. Martin O'Brien was reported missing after his family became...

Search for missing man Martin O’Brien continues

Search efforts on the West Coast continue today as staff work to locate missing man Martin O'Brien. Mr O'Brien was reported missing on 24 January...

Police updates – Papakura fatal crash investigation, Runanga missing person

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 24 January 2023. Update into fatal crash investigation in Papakura An investigation into what led to a fatal crash...

Sudden death, Mikonui River, West Coast

A man has died at the Mikonui River, south of Ross, yesterday afternoon. About 11am yesterday, Police received a report that a man had gone...

Greymouth meth supply arrests

Two people have been arrested for allegedly supplying methamphetamine following search warrants carried in Greymouth on Wednesday. A 34-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were...

Watch: Lightning bolt destroys ute

Luck was on the side of Hokitika man Caleb Harris yesterday. Driving to work his utility vehicle was struck by a bolt of lightning while...

Police updates – Jacks Bay death, Hastings bar incident, Spencer Park fatality

Updates on crimes and investigations for 14 November 2022. Person dies following incident at Spencer Park Police can confirm a person has died at Spencer Park...

Investigation following sudden death in Hokitika

Police are making enquiries following the sudden death of an 18-year-old in Hokitika in the early hours of this morning. Emergency services were called to...

Police recover 23 million year old fossil taken from Little Wanganui Beach

Police have this morning recovered a fossil that was taken from Little Wanganui Beach over Labour Weekend. A search warrant was carried out at a...

Police updates – missing persons Hokitika & Rolleston, Te Kuiti kidnapping

Police updates for 5 November 2022. Have you seen Shane Duncan? Police are appealing for the public's help to find 55-year-old Shane Duncan. Shane was last seen...

Suspects identified in Greymouth ram raid

Greymouth Police have identified suspects in relation to a ram raid that took place on Tainui Street early Friday morning. A stolen car was used...

Police updates – names released in Cambridge and Lake Brunner fatal crashes

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 19 September 2022. Name release - Lake Brunner Road crash Police can now name the man killed in a...

Fatal crash near Moana in the Grey District

Police can confirm one person has died following a single vehicle crash on Lake Brunner Road, Moana, Grey District. The crash was reported around 2:30am...

Body located – Cape Foulwind

Police can confirm a body has been recovered from Cape Foulwind. 'We were alerted to a report of a body located on the beach at...

West Coast historic sexual offending: Police appeal for information

Greymouth Police are seeking information in relation to historic sexual offending against boys on the West Coast. Allan William Walton, an 87-year-old West Coast man,...

Human remains captured on camera at Pike River

Yesterday, police released a statement confirming they have captured images of human remains in the Pike River Mine. The images were taken in the furthest...

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