Police & Crime

Police warn of thefts from vehicles in Petone

Police are urging people to take extra care following an increase in thefts from vehicles in Petone. The thefts have occurred from vehicles parked in public car parks on The Esplanade and at Percy’s Reserve over the past month. “While...... Read More

Man killed in Tutira crash named

  Police are now in a position to release the name of the 71-year-old man who died in a fatal crash on State Highway 2 near Tutira on Monday 13 August 2018.   He was Hamish John MacLean of Kotemaori, says Senior Constable Tim Rowe. "Police...... Read More

Two women arrested following CHCH home invasion

  Canterbury Police have arrested two woman following the aggravated robbery and assault of two elderly victims in their home in Papanui yesterday.   A 39-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated robbery and two charges of aggravated...... Read More

Human remains found at Mount identified

The human skull fished up from Tauranga Harbour has been identified. Detective Sergeant Alan Kingsbury says the skull has been identified by a pathologist as a pre-European adult Maori man. The skull was found by a fisherman on August 6 at Salisbury...... Read More

Man critically injured in Waikato stabbing

An investigation is underway following a stabbing in Huntly this morning. A man is in Waikato Hospital in a critical condition following the incident, says Area Manager Investigations Senior Sergeant Stephen Ambler. Police were called to Kimihia Road...... Read More

Intensive search for missing Motueka man

  An intensive search of Takaka Hill is being undertaken today in Nelson in the search for missing Motueka man Jason Campbell.   Despite poor weather conditions five search and rescue teams are actively searching the area in and around...... Read More

Man accused of one-punch fatal attack was angry, court told

The Crown says Carlos Pula took his anger out on an innocent man and killed him with a single punch. Mr Pula has denied a charge of manslaughter and is on trial at the High Court in Auckland. The Crown said he punched Reginald Sharma at a party in...... Read More

Second arrest following Hawke’s Bay kidnapping

Hastings Police can confirm that a second arrest has been made in relation to the kidnapping of an 87-year-old man in Hastings last month. A 39-year-old woman was arrested yesterday and has been charged with aggravated robbery and kidnapping. "Police...... Read More

One killed in South Island crash

A man has died following a crash near Winchester in the South Island. Police were called to the single vehicle crash at the intersection of the Temuka-Orari Highway and Barker Road at 10.21pm. The 34-year-old driver and sole occupant of the car...... Read More