Police News

12 arrested in Manawatu after 10-month investigation into criminal activity

News from NZ Police
Central Police today arrested twelve people after a 10 month operation in the Manawatu. The investigation was launched after Police identified that a small number of individuals in Feilding were contributing to a disproportionate amount of criminal activity in the wider Manawatu area. Read more »

Light quake felt throughout Wellington

A 3.7 earthquake was felt throughout Wellington at 5.17 this afternoon. Read more »

Robber ties up woman in her house, then steals her Toyota


News from NZ Police
Palmerston North Police are seeking sightings of this red Toyota Corolla which was stolen during a robbery over the weekend. Read more »

Electrical fire in Island Bay house

News from NZ Police at 5.25pm
Police and the Fire Service have been called to an electrical fire in a house on the Esplanade in Island Bay. Read more »

Paua-poacher given home detention, banned from fishing for three years

News from Ministry For Primary Industries
A member of a Wellington-based paua poaching operation has been banned from fishing for three years and ordered to serve seven months home detention after earlier pleading guilty to more than 20 charges under the Fisheries Act. Read more »

Woman pedestrian dies in hospital after crash at Otaki roundabout

News from NZ Police
The pedestrian who was injured in a crash at the Otaki roundabout on SH1 on Saturday has died in hospital in Palmerston North. Read more »

Construction site burglaries increasing – tools need to be secured

News from NZ Police
Provisional data indicates an upward trend in construction site burglaries in the Wellington district. Read more »

Otaki crash involving vehicle and pedestrian closes SH1 for 3 hours

State Highway 1 was closed at Otaki for more than three hours yesterday afternoon following a serious crash near the main roundabout. Read more »

Missing 66-year-old (with dementia) found safe and well in Johnsonville


News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are very pleased to report that the 66-year-old man missing in Johnsonville since yesterday has been found safe and well. Read more »

Mayday, mayday – (chilly?) harbour jump to promote Safer Boating Week

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand
Maritime Officer Matt Wood called for help via VHF marine radio during a Safer Boating Week event in Wellington this morning. Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch trod water while waiting to hear that the call had been picked up by rescue services, or another maritime ‘station’. Read more »

Two new leaders for Wellington’s Civil Defence team

News from Wellington Regional Council
Two former military men have been chosen to lead Wellington’s Civil Defence organisation, WREMO (Wellington Region Emergency Management Office), replacing Bruce Pepperell who is retiring after running the organisation for six years. Read more »

Nine peace activists in court after arrests at protest blockade

Press Release – Peace Action Wellington
Nine people are due to appear in court on Friday morning following their arrests at the blockade of the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Weapons Expo in Wellington on Tuesday. Read more »

Four killed in head-on collision were from Palmerston Nth, Kaikohe, and Australia

News from NZ Police
Police today released the names of the four people who were killed in the head-on collision north of Taupo on Tuesday. They were: Read more »

Police Association honours two officers with Bravery Awards

News from Police Association
Two Police officers who demonstrated outstanding courage have each been honoured with the Police Association’s Bravery Award at the 82nd NZPA annual conference in Wellington. Read more »

Three arrested and charged with gunpoint robbery of service station

News from NZ Police
Three people have been arrested and charged in relation to the aggravated robbery of a Levin petrol station last month. Read more »

Campaigners continue protest against weapons industry, with walking tour

News from Peace Action Wellington
Peaceful protests against the weapons industry continued today with a walking tour and picnic. The walking tour showed Wellingtonians the arms dealers on their doorstep. Read more »

Police complain that protestors disrupted traffic and “created safety issues”

News from NZ Police
Police are disappointed with the behaviour of protestors outside the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) conference in Wellington today. Read more »

Police Association conference to focus on mental health of its members

News from NZ Police Association
The focus of the New Zealand Police Association’s 82nd annual conference in Wellington this week is the mental health of its 11,000 serving members, under the theme of ‘Resilience Matters’. Read more »

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