Police & Crime

Arrest following assault in Invercargill

Invercargill Police have today made an arrest following an assault in Nith Street on 29 June. The person arrested was a 21-year-old male. He will be appearing in Invercargill District Court on 25 July charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Police...... Read More

Man shot dead, woman missing

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 48-year-old man in Kinloch, near Taupo. Police believe the man was shot at his rural property, on Whangamata Road, yesterday evening, says Bay of Plenty CIB Detective Senior Sergeant...... Read More

Bay police officer bashed in the head

A Bay of Plenty police officer is in Waikato Hospital with serious head injuries after being assaulted while on duty in Rotorua last night. At about midnight he and another officer responded to an emergency call from a residential property in Owhata. “The...... Read More

Man dead following incident in Taupo

Police are responding to an incident at an address on Whangamata Road in Kinloch, Taupo. Police were called around 8:45pm to assist ambulance following reports of an injured male at the address. A man has been found dead at the scene and at this stage...... Read More

New information in search for missing C’church man

New information relating to the search for missing Christchurch man Michael McGrath has been released by the authorities on tonight’s episode of Police Ten 7. The 49-year-old builder (pictured below) was last seen at his home address in Halswell...... Read More

Man dies after being hit by car

A man has died after being hit by a car in Albany, Auckland earlier this evening. Emergency services were called to the scene on Rosedale Road at around 6pm on Thursday. A police spokeswoman confirmed to Stuff that attempts to revive...... Read More

Police chase ends in crash and arrest

A high-speed chase through the streets of Tauranga ended in a crash this afternoon after a car was spiked by police. The pursuit began on State Highway 29 at around 3:20pm, when a speeding vehicle fled from the authorities. A caller to SunLive said she...... Read More

North to South P supply-chain dismantled

Methamphetamine valued at $130,000 and $80,000 cash has been seized following a covert police operation involving the Southern and Waikato Police districts. The investigation targeted an alleged drug distribution network that supplied methamphetamine...... Read More

Police seek to fill vacancies

Police are looking to fill several rural vacancies at stations around the Southland district. Southland District Area Commander Joel Lamb says there were usually 139.5 police staff based in Southland. The Southland District has two sub areas defined...... Read More

Arsonist targets boarded up house

A boarded up house has been completely gutted after being targeted by an arsonist. Police say the fire service was called to 7 Shelley Court Lane in the Waikato after neighbours hear smoke alarms going on at about 5.30pm on Monday. “The...... Read More