Police News

Slip closes both lanes of Manawatu Gorge for three weeks


The Manawatu Gorge has been closed since late last night after a slip blocked both lanes. Read more »

“Not suspicious:” body of middle-aged woman found in water at Queens Wharf

News from NZ Police
Police investigating the death of a woman discovered in the water at Queens Wharf in Wellington on Friday have established that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. Read more »

Helicopter rescues injured mountain biker and boatie

News from Philips Search and Rescue Trust
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Kohitere Forest east of Levin yesterday morning for a man in his 30s injured after he fell while mountain biking. Read more »

Rimutaka Hill Road closed for three hours by landslide at summit

News from NZ Police
A landslide on State Highway 2 at the summit of the Rimutaka Hill closed the road in both directions for three hours tonight. Read more »

Missing for 24 hours; police find 12-year-old girl and she’s “safe and well”


News from NZ Police
Wellington Police have found the 12-year-old girl who was missing from her home in Naenae. She is safe and well. Read more »

Cyclist dies after collision with truck

News from NZ Police
A 30-year-old cyclist died in Napier on Friday following a collision with a truck. Read more »

Indecent exposure, four times, by man on walking track in Prince of Wales Park

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are investigating four incidents where a man has indecently exposed himself to women on the Prince of Wales Park walking track in Mount Cook. Read more »

Burning vehicle closes SH1 south of Waiouru for 90 minutes

News from NZ Police
State Highway 1 was closed for 90 minutes in both directions south of Waiouru late this afternoon as a result of a vehicle fire. Read more »

Man with tomahawk steals cash and cigarettes from dairy


News from NZ Police
A man with a tomahawk robbed a dairy in Nelson this afternoon. Read more »

Man with pistol arrested after stealing cigarettes from dairy

News from NZ Police
Police have arrested a 24-year-old man following a robbery this morning at a dairy on Rhodes Drive in Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North. Read more »

Delays up to 60 minutes for southbound traffic between Levin and Peka Peka

There’s been congestion all afternoon on State Highway One for traffic heading back to Wellington. Read more »

Driver injured when stolen vehicle crashes in Wainuiomata

A stolen car being pursued by police has crashed in Wainuiomata. Read more »

Murder in Taupo – man arrested and charged after woman fatally stabbed

News from NZ Police
A man has been charged with murder after a woman was killed at a Mahuta Road address in Five Mile Bay, near Taupo, this morning. Read more »

Helicopter rescues injured tramper

News from Life Flight Trust
An injured tramper was rescued from the Orongorongo Ranges this morning. Read more »

Electricity restored to 14,000 Hawkes Bay homes after cyclone damage

News from Unison Networks
Unison crews have restored power to over 14,000 of the 15,000 customers who lost electricity following Cyclone Cook. Read more »

Cyclone Cook mostly missed us

BBC Weather

Wellington missed the worst of Cyclone Cook overnight, as the storm weakened and changed its course. Read more »

Increased police patrols in Karori after man’s approach to two girls

News from NZ Police
Johnsonville Police are seeking a man who approached two teenage girls in Karori on Sunday 2 April. Read more »

Two women teachers resign from St Pat’s after sexual harassment by 4 pupils

Two women teachers have resigned from their positions at St Pat’s in Silverstream because of “considerable distress” caused when they were sexually harassed by four year 9 students in February. Read more »

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