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Body located in search for man in Whanganui River

Police have located the body of a man while searching the Whanganui River in relation to reports received of a man failing to surface...

Whanganui homicide – man charged with murder

A man has been charged with murder and remanded to appear in Court at a later date, as part a homicide investigation currently underway. Police...

Homicide investigation underway in Whanganui

Police have launched a homicide investigation following an incident in Whanganui overnight. Police were called to the property on Fitzherbet Avenue at about 7:11pm where...

Police updates: Fatal crashes Rolleston and Turakina

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 18 May 2024. Serious crash, State Highway 3, Turakina One person has died following a crash on State Highway...

High Court Judge appointed

Attorney-General Judith Collins today announced the appointment of Whanganui Crown Solicitor Michele Marina Wilkinson-Smith as a High Court Judge. Justice Wilkinson-Smith graduated with an LLB...

Luxon’s speech on 151st birth anniversary of Tahupotiki Wiremu Rātana

No reira, tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna tatou katoa. He hōnore, he kororia, ki te Atua He maungarongo ki te whenua He whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata...

Name releases – Rangitikei homicide, Muriwai fatal accident

Muriwai fatality: Name release Police can now release the name of the person who died following an incident on Muriwai Beach on Sunday. She was Madison...

Update – Rangitikei homicide

A person has been arrested in relation to the death of a man in Rangitikei District. Police were called to an address on Makohine Lane...

Homicide investigation launched in Rangitikei District

Police are following strong lines of inquiry in a homicide investigation underway in Rangitikei District. Officers were called to a property on Makohine Lane, Ohingaiti...

Further appeal for information following Whanganui assault

Whanganui Police are continuing to investigate the serious assault that occurred at an Aromoho address on Saturday 2 December 2023. Police responded to the Paterson...

Driver and vehicle located following hit and run in Whanganui

Whanganui Police have been able to identify and locate the vehicle and driver in relation to a hit and run in the Castlecliff area...

Police updates – missing man found, Stoke homicide victim named

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 12 November 2023. Name release, Stoke homicide Nelson Bays Police are now able to name the man that died...

Whanganui hit-and-run: Appeal for information

Whanganui Police are seeking help from the public following a hit and run in the Castlecliff area yesterday evening. Around 7:45pm, a group of young...

Update: Serious crash, State Highway 1, Taihape

A motorcyclist critically injured in a crash on State Highway 1, Taihape, yesterday has died. The crash, involving a car and a motorcycle, was reported...

Fatal crash – Whanganui

Police can now advise one person has died following a crash on SH3 near Pākaraka, Whanganui. The two-vehicle crash happened shortly after 1:30pm yesterday between...

Rescue on Mount Ngauruhoe

Police are urging people heading into the outdoors to be adequately prepared, after two ill-prepared men were rescued from Mount Ngauruhoe in the weekend. At...

Investment scam: Arrests made

A man has been charged with money laundering following multiple reports of a false investment scam circulating New Zealand. Police have received multiple reports of...

Offenders caught in Operation Spider’s web

Central District Police targeting boy racers had great success recently as part of an operation focusing on disrupting anti-social road user behaviour. The operation, which...

Police updates – Sefton and Wellington serious crashes, robberies Auckland CBD and Palmerston North

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 19 June 2023. Information sought following serious assault, Whanganui Whanganui Police are appealing for information after a man was...

Whanganui man arrested following family harm-related incident

Whanganui Police have this evening arrested a 43-year-old man, following a family harm-related incident in the Parikino area this morning. Police were called to the...

Police updates – Fatal crashes in Hastings & Te Awamutu, Mangamahu workplace death

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 27 March 2023. Fatal crash, Maraekakaho Road, Hastings Police can confirm one person has died in hospital following a...

Raetihi crash – third person dies

A third person has died following a fatal crash in Raetihi yesterday. It happened on State Highway 4, about 12pm Monday. Two other people died at...

Whanganui crash – police seek sightings of Nissan Maxima

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed a vehicle driving erratically in the area of Longacre Road, Okoia, Whanganui, around midday yesterday. A...

Police confirm death of infant in Whanganui

At around 3.30pm yesterday Police attended an incident on a private property in Westmere, near Whanganui. An infant has died in what appears to have...

Castlecliff Beach stabbing – police seek witnesses

Whanganui Police are investigating after a male self-presented at Whanganui Hospital with a serious stab wound. Early enquiries have established that an incident took place...

Police updates – Mangaweka fatal crash, Dunedin pedestrian death

Police updates on crimes and investigatons for 21 October 2022. Pedestrian death - Dunedin A pedestrian struck by a car in Carroll Street, Dunedin has died. The...

Police updates – Turakina and Te Kawa fatal crashes, charges laid Wgtn Motorway protest

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 12 October 2022. Name release - SH 3, Turakina crash Police can now release the name of the pedestrian...

Police statement following sentencing of Zane Wallace for the murder of Jasmine Wilson

Whanganui Police acknowledge the sentencing of Zane Wallace today in relation to the death of Jasmine Wilson. Wallace plead guilty to murder earlier this year...

‘Operation Swarm’ sees police target boy racers in Whanganui

Seven people were charged, 10 cars seized or impounded, and almost 150 infringement notices were issued following a successful operation run by Central District...

Adrian Humphreys homicide – police update and sister’s statement

Police investigating the homicide of Adrian Humphreys in Tāngarākau on 7 May are continuing to search for items of interest as the investigation progresses. “Locals...

Police investigating unexplained death of 59 year old Whanganui woman

Police can now name a woman who died in Whanganui on Monday 4 July. She was 59-year Sandra Frances Hepburn of Whanganui. Police are continuing to...

Police updates – deceased Wairoa Kayaker, fatal Waverley quad bike accident

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 17 May 2022. Name release - quad bike crash, Waverley Police can now release the name of the man...

Police updates – Whanganui assault, missing Northland woman

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 14 May 2022. Man appears in court in relation to Linwood assault A man arrested after an assault in...

Appeal for information following incident on Alma Road, Whanganui

Police would like to speak to this person in relation to an incident that took place around 10:20am on Wednesday 9 March on Alma...

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