Police & Crime

Kinloch fatal motorcycle crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the motorcyclist who died following the crash on Whangamata Road, Kinloch near Taupo on Saturday January 20. He was 65 year old Mark Frecklington from Auckland. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at...... Read More

House evacuated and road closed in Rangipo

State Highway 46, Rangipo is closed due to surface flooding. The road is closed between Mcdonnells Redoubt Road and Otukou Road. Seven people have been evacuated from a house on the road. Police are asking motorists to avoid unnecessary travel in the...... Read More

Man nabbed after fleeing from police

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a police pursuit in the Eastern Bay last night.  A police media spokesperson says the pursuit happened just before 11.40pm.  “Police received a call from a property near the Whakatane...... Read More

Police seeking witnesses in Winton assault

Winton Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported assault on the corner of Park and Prince Street on Monday, January 22. Anyone who was in the area at around 6.30pm and saw an altercation between two males is being urged to contact Winton...... Read More

Fire breaks out in Lake Hawea house bus

A fire broke out in a non-mobile house bus used as a dwelling on a rural property on Domain Road, Lake Hawea. At around 11.20am police were called to put the blaze out and located possible human remains within the dwelling however, this is yet to be...... Read More

Manakau fatal crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the woman who died following a crash on State Highway One, in Horowhenua. She was Nicola Baillie, 51-years-old from Palmerston North. The Serious Crash Unit investigation is ongoing. ... Read More

Body of missing Frenchman found

Police have today completed the formal identification of the body found on Awatoto Beach on Friday 19 January. "We can now confirm that it is missing 32-year-old Frenchman Pierre Antoine Paludet," says a statement released this afternoon. "Mr...... Read More

Parents urged to school children on road safety

Police are urging parents to take the time to check children are up to speed with road safety ahead of returning to school next week. “The summer holidays are long and that means some children might have forgotten some of the basic rules they...... Read More

Fatal house fire: police to remove bodies

Police hope to today remove the bodies of two people who were killed in a house fire in Dunedin yesterday. Police and Fire and Emergency NZ are today continuing to examine the scene of a fatal fire on Wesley Street. ESR is providing assistance at...... Read More

Council seeks sale of property to recover rates

Auckland Council has asked the High Court to proceed with the sale of a Kingsland property owned by Ms Penny Bright to recover unpaid rates and penalties dating back to 2007. The council obtained a judgment against Ms Penny Bright in the Auckland...... Read More