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Update: Homicide investigation launched – Harley Shrimpton

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector Lindsay Pilbrow, Bay of Plenty Field Crime Manager: Police have launched a homicide investigation after the body of missing 28-year-old Harley Shrimpton was located on 5 December. Shrimpton had been missing since 3 November and was reported ... More >>

Police Bust Fake Currency Operation In Pukekohe

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 11:41 am | New Zealand Police

A 29-year-old male will face the Court after a counterfeit currency and cannabis grow operation were uncovered in South Auckland. The arrest came during the execution of a Police search warrant at an address in Pukekohe on 29 November, which was part ... More >>

Excuses, Excuses: New Police Campaign No Laughing Matter

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 11:32 am | New Zealand Police

When it comes to speeding our Highway Patrol officers have heard it all, literally. From stuck jandals to stressed out dogs, lead foot motorists have tried just about every excuse in the book to get out of a speeding fine. Summer’s here, and as part ... More >>

Trio Convicted Over Meliame Fisi'ihoi's Murder

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 11:25 am | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the guilty verdicts handed down in the homicide investigation into Meliame Fisi'ihoi’s death. Mrs Fisi’ihoi was callously murdered in her Māngere home on the night of 15 January 2020 when she answered a knock at her window. Yesterday, ... More >>

Police Acknowledge Sentencing: Liam Nixon Case

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:03 am | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the sentence handed down to Liam Nixon in the Greymouth District Court today for a number of sexual offences.  The 27-year-old Greymouth man has been sentenced to 3 years and 10 months imprisonment for sexual abuse and ... More >>

Recidivist Shoplifters Arrested In South Auckland, Charged With Assault

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Police

  Two women known to Police have been taken into custody following a string of shoplifting and assault incidents in the Counties Manukau District. A 24-year-old woman was arrested last week after an incident at a commercial address in Takanini, ... More >>

Police Have A Warning For Beach Motorists

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Police in the Counties Manukau District are continuing to follow up on all reports of dangerous driving at Karioitahi Beach. A 24-year-old male from Waiuku was recently identified as the driver of a vehicle that had been witnessed doing skids and driving ... More >>

Have you seen Matthew?

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 10:46 am | New Zealand Police

Kawerau Police are appealing for the public’s help to find 74-year-old Matthew Weko. He was last seen on Thursday 30 November at his home on River Road, and was wearing dark blue track pants, and a dark blue jacket with a black fleece jacket ... More >>

Police Highly Visible On Roading Networks As Protests Get Under Way

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 5:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are highly visible on the roading network as a number of planned protests get under way this morning. Police recognise the right to peaceful protest and will be reminding protestors about lawful behaviour on our roads. Motorists should expect ... More >>

Witnesses Sought To Fatal Car Crash In Hūkerenui

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred on State Highway One near Hūkerenui in Northland at about 5pm on Thursday 30 November. The vehicle involved in the crash was a blue-coloured Mazda sedan and tragically, two ... More >>

Police acknowledge IPCA report into Rotorua arrest

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 10:23 am | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority which found Police used unjustified and excessive force while arresting a man in Rotorua. On 13 September 2021, two officers observed a vehicle driving erratically and decided ... More >>

Majority of gatherings across country have dispersed

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 10:15 am | New Zealand Police

The vast majority of protest gatherings across the country have now dispersed. There are some smaller groups in several locations, whose activities are continuing to impact the roading network. This includes some groups in Tāmaki Makaurau, who are ... More >>

Police Seek Specific Items In Relation To Death Of Baby Ru

Monday, 4 December 2023, 5:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector Nick Pritchard: Police investigating the death of Baby Ru in Lower Hutt are appealing for information on specific critical evidence. We believe that the items were deliberately removed from the Poole Street, Taita property and ... More >>

Police Prepare For Early Morning Protests Across New Zealand

Monday, 4 December 2023, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Assistant Commissioner Sandra Venables:  Police are preparing for planned protests in various locations around New Zealand tomorrow morning (Tuesday 5 December).  Te Pati Māori protest action is scheduled to take place between 7.30am and 9am and ... More >>

Cordons Standing Down, Brandon Street

Monday, 4 December 2023, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Cordons are being stood down on Brandon Street, central Wellington following an earlier report of a suspicious package. New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has confirmed there is no risk to safety from the item. Police ... More >>

Investigation ongoing after fatal hunting incident

Monday, 4 December 2023, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Police

An investigation is ongoing after a man was fatally shot while hunting in the Te Urewera Ranges, Rutuahuna, early Friday morning 1 December. Police responded to the incident after a personal locator beacon was activated on the Te Urewera Ranges around ... More >>

Cordons stood down in Fitzherbert Tce area, Wellington

Monday, 4 December 2023, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Police

The New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has confirmed there is no risk to safety from the package found on Fitzherbert Terrace in Wellington this afternoon. Cordons in the Fitzherbert Terrace area will be stood down shortly. ... More >>

Waikato Police Warn Of Danger From Stolen Railway Detonators In Hamilton

Monday, 4 December 2023, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a break in and theft of explosive cannisters from a railway yard in Kent Street, Frankton. A train at the yard was damaged with several windows broken early Saturday morning. A railway detonator is a coin-sized device that is ... More >>

Update: Suspicious Packages, Wellington

Monday, 4 December 2023, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Cordons remain in place in two locations in Wellington as Police respond to reports of two suspicious packages. The New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team is providing assistance to Police at both locations. The suspicious packages ... More >>

Incident Resolved On SH20 Near Onehunga - Auckland City

Monday, 4 December 2023, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can advise the earlier incident on the Southwestern Motorway near Onehunga has now been resolved safely. Diversions are being lifted in the area, but motorists can still expect delays. Police would like to acknowledge the public's cooperation ... More >>





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