Police & Crime

Making a Murderer detective sues Netflix for defamation

A retired detective has sued Netflix and the filmmakers of hit series Making a Murderer for defamation. Andrew Colborn alleges the documentary series suggested he planted evidence to frame murder suspect Steven Avery. His lawyer Michael Griesbach...... Read More

Three arrested after Tauranga police chase

Three people have been arrested following a police chase in Papamoa, near Tauranga. Footage sent to SunLive this morning, shows police chasing a vehicle on Eversham Road at 12.12am. A police spokesperson says the pursuit was initiated when police...... Read More

Serious crash south of Temuka

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on the intersection of SH1 and Arowhenua Road, south of Temuka. Police received a report of the two-car crash around 1.05pm. Initial reports indicate that four people are injured, says a police spokesperson. "Diversions...... Read More

Petrol station robbed at gunpoint

Two men, one armed with a long-barrelled firearm, are wanted by police after a robbery at a Bay of Plenty petrol station. Rotorua Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that took place at the Lynmore Junction BP on Te Ngae Road on Monday December...... Read More

Victim named following Tauranga motorbike crash

A woman who died in a motorbike crash near Bethlehem has been named. She is 39-year-old Te Aroha woman Emma Claire Meredith. "Our thoughts are with her family," says police. Emma was riding as a pillion passenger and died...... Read More

Man critically injured in Ranui overnight

A man is in critical condition following a family harm matter overnight. A 26-year-old woman has been arrested and will be appearing in Waitakere District Court this morning on a charge of wounding with intent to cause grevious bodily harm. "The...... Read More

Grace Millane: Google unable to explain suppression breach

Google bosses have been unable to explain why they sent out an email to users which named the man accused of killing British tourist Grace Millane in defiance of a court suppression order. Justice Minister Andrew Little and Google's New Zealand...... Read More

Police happy with CPO operation

Police are pleased with the actions of 17 off-licenced premises following a recent Controlled Purchase Operation in Whangarei. The operation was conducted by the Northland Police Alcohol Harm Prevention Officer along with Whangarei District Council,...... Read More