Toddler‘s death described in murder trial

Rotorua toddler Karlos​ Stephens died when increasing pressure in his brain cut off both blood and oxygen supplies. That was according to evidence... Read More

Teen critically injured in stabbing

A teenager is in critical condition following a stabbing in the Bay of Plenty. The 17-year-old was taken to Rotorua Hospital after being stabbed at... Read More

Serious assault, Rotorua

Police are appealing for information following a serious assault in Koutu, Rotorua this morning. A 17-year-old was taken to Rotorua Hospital after receiving... Read More

Cover up claim at BOP murder trial

The mother of a 10-month-old who died from a head injury changed her statement to police in order to shift the focus away from her for the child's... Read More

Scam leaving elderly thousands out of pocket

A long-running Malaysian postal scam that's milked millions of dollars out of New Zealanders has reappeared. The scam involves fake companies sending... Read More

Police have located Tawhai Peeke

Police have issued at statement saying Police have located the 38-year-old man we were seeking in relation to a firearms incident in Paeroa on 22 October. ... Read More

Man jailed for killing puppy

WARNING: This story contains some graphic information. A man who slit the throat of his flatmate's puppy has been jailed. Micha Brotherston was... Read More

New scam warning for the public

Police are warning people to be alert when approached by a man asking for money “with a new sob story every single time”. A man has been... Read More

Commissioner announces bullying complaints review

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has today announced an independent review of the systems and processes NZ Police has in place to address complaints of... Read More

Name suppression for fatal stabbing accused

    The man accused in relation to a fatal stabbing at Edgecumbe on Wednesday will have his identity kept safe, for now. A 23-year-old man... Read More

Police launch homicide investigation in BOP

Police can now confirm a homicide investigation has been launched following the death of a man at an address on Hydro Road, Edgecumbe, this morning. Police... Read More

Man dies following incident in Edgecumbe

A man has died from injuries sustained during an incident on Hydro Road, Edgecumbe, this morning. Police were alerted around 8.20am, says a police spokesperson. "On... Read More

Wanted man arrested

A man being sought by Police has been arrested. Police have reported that the 49-year-old man they were seeking in the Eastern and Bay of Plenty districts... Read More

Police seeking Anthony Thomas

Police are asking for the public’s help locating 49-year-old Warakii Thomas, known as Anthony, who has a warrant out for his arrest.  A police... Read More

Man stabbed in chest near Rotorua motel

A man has been stabbed in the chest near a motel in Rotorua. Police and ambulance arrived at the Ace Motor Lodge, on the corner of Sumner and Fenton... Read More