Police & Crime

MPI prosecutions against fishers takes a dive

The number of prosecutions taken against commercial and recreational fishers has fallen dramatically. Figures provided to RNZ News by the Ministry for Primary Industries show a 20 percent drop in the number of cases making it to court in 2016, followed...... Read More

Two people stabbed in Panmure incident

Three people have been injured - two of them stabbed - after police were called to reports of a large group of people fighting at an address in Tripoli Road, Panmure at 11.30pm on Saturday. It appears that a group of people had entered the house, confronting...... Read More

Motorcyclist dies following crash

A motorcyclist injured in a crash on Whangamata Road in Kinloch yesterday afternoon has died in hospital overnight.  Police say the crash occurred at around 2.20pm on Saturday, and involved the motorcycle and a car.  The motorcyclist was...... Read More

Crash at Fitzgerald Ave/Hereford St, Christchurch

Motorists are asked to avoid a central Christchurch intersection which is blocked due to a crash. A vehicle has reportedly flipped at the intersection of Fitzgerald Ave and Hereford Street around 8:30pm. There are no apparent injuries, however, the...... Read More

Auckland woman reunited with stolen puppy

An Auckland woman whose puppy was ripped from her arms in an attack has been reunited with her pet. Two men attacked Grace Read in her driveway in Castor Bay on Monday and stole her nine-week-old rottweiler puppy Rosko. Police said they had found...... Read More

Man charged for death of Kaikohe man

A man has been charged in relation to the death of a Kaikohe man, after an incident in the Northland town on Friday evening. Christopher Vujcich, 58, died in Bay of Islands Hospital this morning. "He had been involved in an altercation with another...... Read More

Dunedin resthome evacuated after fire

A Dunedin resthome has been evacuated after a fire started in a bedroom. Fire and Emergency were called to the Woodhaugh Rest Home at 2.20pm. Five trucks and their crew are battling the blaze. A fire investigator has been notified. ... Read More

Body found on Napier beach

A body was found on a Napier beach last night, more than a week after a French tourist went missing in the area. A police spokesperson says a member of the public contacted them at about 8.30pm saying they had found a body at Awatoto, just south of...... Read More

Drugs, guns and cash found at Te Atatu property

A 48-year-old Te Atatu man is facing a number of charges after a significant amount of cash, weapons and methamphetamine were found at a property in Te Atatu Peninsula yesterday.    Police were initially called shortly before 11am yesterday,...... Read More

Car plows into crowd during Auckland street fight

Two people were injured when a car hit a crowd during a street fight in the Auckland suburb of Panmure early this morning. Both were taken to Auckland City Hospital, one in a critical and the other in a serious condition. A police spokesperson says...... Read More