Archive for the 'Police' Category

Man with pistol tries to rob dairy

News from NZ Police
A man with a pistol tried to rob the Subway Dairy in Hawera yesterday. He pointed the pistol at the shopkeeper and demanded money. Read more »

Man arrested after firearm threat phoned to Work and Income staff in Blenheim

News from NZ Police
Police have arrested a 38 year old man at a Koromiko address in relation to a threatening telephone call to Work and Income staff in Blenheim this morning. Read more »

Chainsaws, concrete cutters, jack hammers stolen from hire company

News from NZ Police
Marton Police are appealing for help from the public after burglars stole hire equipment including chainsaws and jackhammers from a local mechanical business last Thursday. Read more »

Slips close SH2 in Hawkes Bay

Police have advised this morning that State Highway Two is closed in both directions at Devils Elbow in Hawkes Bay, because of slips. Read more »

Driver arrested on waterfront after armed police chase stolen car from Hutt to CBD

News from NZ Police
A 23-year-old man was arrested on the Wellington waterfront this afternoon after armed Police pursued a stolen blue Toyota Camry, registration ZO6395, from the Hutt Valley to central Wellington. Read more »

Six-year-old seriously injured when car crashes off road in Levin

levin crash sept 14
Photo: Philips Search and Rescue Trust

A six year old boy was seriously injured when a car crashed off the road in Levin this morning. Read more »

Early-morning fatality: woman dies in hospital after being hit by car in Vivian St

A woman died in Wellington Hospital after being hit by a car in Vivian Street early this morning. Read more »

Car rolls down 30m bank into swamp, driver seriously injured

News from NZ Police
A woman was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash on State Highway 3, just north of Te Roti Rd in South Taranaki, at about 9am this morning.

The woman, 67, who was the sole occupant, lost control of the car she was driving. It left the road and rolled down a 30 metre bank, ending up on its wheels in a swamp.

The woman was cut free from the vehicle and taken to Taranaki Base hospital by the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter. She received head, spine, and rib injuries and is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

SH3 was reduced to one lane for a short period but was then reopened with traffic flowing normally. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Cyclist tells of accident on SH2 at Petone, knocked off bike by car

crash petone
Photos: NZTA

The Transport Agency and the police failed to report that Wednesday’s serious crash on SH2 at Petone involved a cyclist, who was taken to hospital with head injuries. But yesterday the cyclist contacted Wellington.Scoop to tell us how the accident happened, 50-60 metres before the Petone overbridge. He said: Read more »

900 people coming to Wellington next week to talk about disasters

Press Release – New Zealand Fire Service
Almost 900 people from Australasian and Pacific fire and emergency services will meet in Wellington next week to discuss the latest in disaster-related research and experience. Read more »

Two men arrested in Motueka, charged with people trafficking

News from Immigration NZ
The first people trafficking charges in New Zealand have been brought by Immigration New Zealand. Police arrested two men in the Motueka area this morning and the men made their first appearance in Nelson District Court. No pleas were entered and they were bailed until next Thursday. Read more »

Attack on patrons in Wellington gay bar condemned by Human Rights Commission

News from Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission has condemned a violent attack on staff and patrons at a gay bar in central Wellington last Friday. GayNZ reported that the alleged attackers were abusive and violent when they realised the bar and the people in it were gay. Read more »

Fire in car closes southbound lanes of SH1 at Plimmerton for an hour

Photo: NZTA

Both southbound lanes of State Highway One at Plimmerton were closed for an hour this morning because of a car fire. Read more »

Swiss woman, 32, hit by car and killed on pedestrian crossing

News from NZ Police
A woman was killed and her partner injured after they were hit by a vehicle on a pedestrian crossing on Ferguson Street in Palmerston North yesterday evening. Read more »

Three cars crash on SH1 in Porirua

News from NZ Police at 9.05am
Three cars have crashed on the motorway in Porirua. Read more »

Post-mortem completed after fatal fire in Titahi Bay house

News from NZ Police
Police are continuing their investigation to determine the order of events leading up to the fatal fire early on Sunday morning in Dimock Street, Titahi Bay. A post-mortem was completed last night and Police are considering the results. Read more »

Dotcom search warrants were invalid, QC tells Supreme Court

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
The search warrants executed in the high profile arrest of internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom in 2012 were invalid and nothing more than a “fishing expedition,” the Supreme Court in Wellington was told today. Read more »

Two women killed, four injured, when Mitsubishi crashes into ditch near Longburn

News from NZ Police
Two women were killed and four people were injured in a single vehicle crash early yesterday morning near Longburn. Read more »

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