Police & Crime

Delays on SH1 due to Kapiti Coast crash

Emergency services are responding to a crash involving two cars in the northbound lane, just south of Paekakariki. Road users should expect delays on SH1 at Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast. Police say the vehicles are not blocking the highway...... Read More

Serious crash on SH27

A serious collision between two vehicles has occurred on State Highway 27 near the Tatuanui roundabout, near Matamata.  One person is in a critical condition and another has moderate injuries. Road users are advised to seek alternative...... Read More

Person trapped in vehicle after Whangarei crash

A person is trapped in a vehicle after a three-vehicle collision occurred on Whangarei Heads Road near Grahamtown Road.  Police say the road will be blocked for some time while one of the occupants is freed from a vehicle. Road users are...... Read More

Arrest made after man injured in Hawke’s Bay

Police this morning arrested a 40-year-old man after another man presented to Hawke’s Bay Hospital yesterday with critical injuries. Inquiries are continuing but police are confident there is no ongoing risk to public safety. The 40-year-old...... Read More

Police investigate shooting in Helensville

Three people are assisting police with enquiries after a woman suffered a gunshot wound overnight. Police were called to Mill Rd, Helensville just before 4am. The 31-year-old victim is undergoing surgery after being taken to Auckland City...... Read More

Critical injuries suffered in Auckland truck crash

A person was left with critical injuries after a truck was involved in a crash with two cars in West Auckland last night. The incident happened at around 9:40pm on Friday on Pleasant Road in Glen Eden. Speaking to Stuff, a police spokeswoman...... Read More

Children of prisoners to get new mentors

Thirty Auckland children with a parent in prison will get support from a mentor following a successful charity auction in the city centre last night. The charity Pillars works with the families of prisoners, proving a wrap-around social service and offering...... Read More

Coroner: Man’s death was preventable

A coroner has found that the death of an intellectually disabled man who slipped and fell 40-metres down a bank was preventable. Darryl Richard Kitto, 47, fell from a cliff overlooking the Rakaia Gorge on April 17 last year. He had stopped with his...... Read More

Synthetics arrest in Porirua

  Police have undertaken further enforcement activity in Porirua relating to the sale and supply of synthetic drugs.    Following the execution of a search warrant at a Porirua address today, a 34-year-old man will appear in Porirua...... Read More

Fatal crash marks rising 2017 road toll

A fatal accident on State Highway 29 early this morning has brought 2017's road toll to 326, two short of last year's total toll. A person critically injured when a car crashed into a car that had broken down on the road through the Kaimai Ranges...... Read More