Police & Crime

One killed in highway crash

One person has died following a collision between a car and a truck in Otorohanga. The crash occurred on State Highway 2, near Awatane Road, shortly after 11pm. A woman — the car's front seat passenger — died at the scene, says a police...... Read More

Police seek to identify men in relation to assault

Queenstown Police are asking for help to identify the two men pictured in relation to an assault early on Thursday 21 June.   The two men left the Pig and Whistle Bar on Ballarat Street just after 5am and headed towards the taxi rank.   As...... Read More

Body found in Coromandel formally identified

  Police have formally identified the body located in Coromandel bush as that of Shannon Earle Mako, (also known as Shannon Earle Makowharemaihihi), aged 37, from Coromandel.   The body of Mr Mako was found in dense bush in the area around...... Read More

Fatal truck crash in Taranaki

One person has died following a one-car crash on Kohi Road, Waverley this morning. Police and other emergency services attended the crash between Medlicott Road and Hughes Road at 10.51am. Police say the truck rolled and the driver died at the scene. The...... Read More

Four arrests after police target online drug dealers

A six month long investigation targeting online drug dealers has disrupted the line of supply in Canterbury, police say. As part of the operation three search warrants were executed and a firearm, methamphetamine, cannabis and cash were recovered,...... Read More

Attempted armed robbery information plea

Police investigating the attempted armed robbery of the Brookfield Superette in Tauranga, are appealing for information from the public. A CCTV image released by the police shows the offender in the store, armed with what looks like a large kitchen...... Read More

Stolen vehicle in police chase

Five people, including a 13-year-old, have been arrested after fleeing police in a stolen vehicle. Police noticed the vehicle, which had been stolen from Auckland, on River Road in Hamilton about 11.40pm. The driver failed to stop for police and a...... Read More

Three charged with firearms offences

  Three people have been charged with firearms offences following a search of an Invercargill property. At about 8pm on Sunday, Police conducted a search of a Tweed Street address and found a number of firearms, says Detective Senior Sergeant...... Read More

Relaxing bail laws: How risky is it?

A researcher who has crunched the numbers on bail believes relaxing the current system will not to lead to increased risk for the public. In April, Justice Minister Andrew Little signalled the bail laws might be changed, as increasing remand numbers...... Read More

Police name elderly woman killed in crash

Police can now release the name of the woman who died in a crash on Whakapirau Road, Maungaturoto on Saturday 23 June. She was 71-year-old Wiha Nellie Harkness of Maungaturoto, says a police spokesperson. "Police extend our sympathies to her...... Read More