Former police officer appointed to council role

Former Rotorua Police area commander Anaru Pewhairangi will take up a new role at the Rotorua Lakes Council. He has been appointed as Rotorua Lakes... Read More

Shotguns in handbags to homebrew booze

They are some of the most creative and innovative problem-solvers in New Zealand – unfortunately they’re in prison. It is that ability to... Read More

A mother‘s pleas after unprovoked machete attack

A mother’s worst nightmare came to fruition when she got that dreaded call from police. Her son and his friend had been attacked at the Minden... Read More

Police seize $1m of meth in Mongrel Mob bust

Police have recovered methamphetamine with an estimated street value of about $1 million after executing search warrants in Wairoa. Eastern District... Read More

Keeping safe while partying this summer

Police are reminding everyone to party safely these holidays. “Sexual assault is unacceptable,” says National Criminal Investigation Branch... Read More

Missing woman located in Taupo

UPDATE 9.46AM: A woman who was reporting missing by her family on December 29 has been found. An extensive search of Kinloch Beach, where the woman... Read More

Missing woman‘s clothes found on beach

Taupo Police are seeking sightings of Jan-Marie Burton, who has been reported missing by her family. Jan-Marie was last seen at around 4pm yesterday. A... Read More

Concerns over rise in gun violence

Police say the issue of gun violence is not just confined to a single region. There is concern in Auckland about an increase in shootings. In the latest,... Read More

Police issue selling safety warning

Now is usually the time when most people will be cleaning out the cupboards and looking to get rid of unwanted gifts, regretted purchases or just items... Read More

Police confirm fatality in SH35 incident

Police have confirmed that a man has died in an incident on State Highway 35, in the Bay of Plenty. At 6.15am, police responded to an incident on State... Read More

Online puppy scam warning

At Christmas time, we sometimes think we can get good deals through online traders and it’s not always the case. Police have noticed an increase... Read More

Pre-Christmas mailing warning

Police are reminding people not to send gift-cards, vouchers and money through the mail, in the lead-up to Christmas. “We’re starting to... Read More

Public safety prioritised with new firearms unit

In a further move to ensure public safety, a dedicated firearms unit will be established within Police, to take over firearms regulatory activities,... Read More

Police victims shine a light on violence

TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains descriptions of partner and family violence, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse, that some readers... Read More

Police plea for information on wanted couple

Police are looking for information on the whereabouts of a couple from New Plymouth who are believed to have been in the Tauranga area. Police are... Read More