Police & Crime

Person killed in Foxton crash

UPDATED: One person is dead and another is in critical condition following a crash on Sytate Highway 1, near Foxton. Police are advising motorists to expect delays. "Police were called at 10:10am following a two-car-collision just south of Foxton. "One...... Read More

Dive Squad unable to search for missing fisherman

The Police Dive Squad is unable to be deployed today in the search for fisherman Kieran Lynch. Bad weather has forced police to halt the search for Keiran, who has been missing since the Wendy J sank on Thursday September 14. It is hoped that weather...... Read More

Fatal police shooting ‘justified’

An investigation into the fatal shooting of a Paeroa man has found the shooting was “justified”. The Independent Police Conduct Authority investigated the shooting of 57-year-old Michael Taylor following his death on June 10, 2016. Waikato...... Read More

Knifepoint robbery in Tokoroa

A robber who allegedly threated a dairy worker with a knife left the Tokoroa store empty handed. Police are investigating reports of an aggravated robbery at the Bridhe St dairy at 10pm. A police spokesperson says police were called when a man entered...... Read More

Investigation into graffiti attack on train

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is welcoming the announcement by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission of the opening of an enquiry into the attack on an Auckland passenger train by a graffiti gang at the weekend. ‘’The...... Read More

Fleeting visit from America’s Cup

Southland fans of the America's Cup will have a less than two-hour window to check out the trophy in person next month in Bluff. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand will be displaying the America's Cup at the Bluff...... Read More

BP station targeted in suspected armed robbery

Two people believed to be carrying a firearm and a meat tenderiser robbed a BP in Palmerston North last night. Police say the petrol station on Main Street was robbed shortly after 8:30pm on Wednesday evening. A police spokeswoman told Stuff: "Two...... Read More

Truck fire closes state highway

State Highway 3 in Manawatu is closed following a truck-and-trailer fire, reports Stuff. Police received reports of the fire about 7pm on Wednesday, a police spokesman said. The Fire and Emergency Service was battling the blaze, while two police...... Read More

Tributes made as police name lost boaties

The man whose body was recovered by search and rescue crews off the West Coast was an experienced fisherman, his family have said. Police said the two men who went missing when the fishing boat Wendy J sank last week in bad weather off Jackson...... Read More

Dunedin man missing

A man is still missing, after he left his work early in Dunedin last week. Police and LandSAR volunteers have been searching for missing the Dunedin man Stephen Lowe. Stephen left work on Portsmouth Drive in Dunedin around 10am on Friday, September...... Read More