Police & Crime

Most ACC claims for police PTSD rejected

Police staff have made 29 accident compensation claims for PTSD, mental health or anxiety disorder in the last half-decade but only six have been accepted. Police manage their own accident compensation claims through a company called Gallagher Bassett....... Read More

Concerns grow amid firearm thefts in the Waikato

Waikato Police want to remind firearms owners to be vigilant following reports of firearm thefts over the past couple of weeks. Richard Plas, District Arms Officer, Waikato says we are extremely concerned about these firearms getting into the hands...... Read More

Man dies after being injured in October 4 crash

A Christchurch man has died from injuries sustained in a crash on Sparks Road, Halswell on 4 October 2018. Callum Richard Dugan, 25, passed away yesterday in Christchurch Hospital, says a police spokesperson. "Our thoughts are with Callum's...... Read More

Charing Cross victim named

Police continue to investigate the death of a 28-year-old man in Charing Cross, Canterbury on Saturday 13 October. The victim can now be named as Luke Riddell. "A number of forensic scene examinations remain under way in Grange Road and Telegraph...... Read More

Concerns for Tauranga woman and newborn baby

Police are urgently appealing for sightings of Tauranga woman Lauren Hamilton. The 34-year-old recently gave birth and is believed to have her newborn baby with her. Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of Lauren and her baby,...... Read More

Wanaka man who died in paraglider crash not licensed to fly

A Wanaka speed flyer who died following a crash on Isthmus Peak on Sunday did not hold a licence to fly. He was 43-year-old James William Taylor, also known as Jimmy Keane. New Zealand Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association chief executive Evan...... Read More

Police probe racist emails to Māori academic

A Māori language lecturer at Victoria University has complained to police after receiving a string of racist emails. Vini Olsen-Reeder publicly threw his support behind Wellington City Council's bid to make te reo Māori more visible around the...... Read More

Boy aged 14 charged with murder outside Flaxmere pub

A 14-year-old boy charged with the murder of a Bay of Plenty man has denied the allegation. The teenager was one of five youths charged in relation to the death of Alex Donner outside a Flaxmere pub on 4 March. The 40-year-old was found injured outside...... Read More

Emergency crews looking for missing person after house fire

The search is continuing for a missing person after a house fire south of Christchurch today. Emergency services were called to the blaze on Coates Road, at Birdlings Flat, about 4am. Police and fire investigators are still trying to determine the...... Read More