Archive for the 'Police' Category

Fraud accused seeks to be held unfit for trial on medical grounds

BusinessDesk report by Sophie Boot
A person facing fraud-related charges is seeking to be determined unfit to stand trial on medical grounds, the High Court in Wellington heard today. Read more »

New satellite system saves tramper injured by fall in Tararuas

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand
A new search and rescue satellite system covering New Zealand has only been operating in test mode for three days, and has already enabled the potentially life-saving rescue of an injured tramper in the Tararua Ranges. Read more »

14-year-old charged with reckless driving after man injured by car chase

News from NZ Police
A 14 year old youth was apprehended today in relation to the fleeing driver incident that occurred in Stokes Valley last Monday. Read more »

Armed man found dead in Porirua after standoff follows killing of police dog

A standoff ended this morning in Porirua when an armed man, with whom police had been negotiating all night, was found dead. Police had wanted to arrest the man, who was reported to have killed a police dog. Overnight “a variety of tactical options” had been used by police, including the deployment of gas canisters into a house which the man was occupying on Kokiri Crescent. Read more »

Killed on duty


Gazza, shot dead in Porirua this morning, is the seventh New Zealand police dog killed on duty since 1972. Read more »

Man jailed for 8 years after fatal assault on his 20-year-old partner

News from NZ Police
A man who violently assaulted his partner, causing her death, was today sentenced in the Wellington High Court to eight years imprisonment. Read more »

Wellington police destroy 2000 cannabis plants, arrest 79 people

News from NZ Police
Wellington District Police have been undertaking proactive policing activities over the past four months targeting cannabis cultivators, methamphetamine and cannabis dealers across the district. Read more »

Boy dies, mother in hospital, after morning crash on expressway

News from NZ Police
A young boy died after a crash on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway this morning. Read more »

Nelson restaurant pays up after MBIE’s freezing order

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
The Taste of Egypt Ltd paid $91,000 in penalties and arrears owed to two workers to the Employment Court, pending their appeal, after the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Labour Inspectorate issued a freezing order against the company and its directors. Read more »

Prisoners make wreath for Anzac Day

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

The wreath of remembrance made by offenders participating in the Mauri Toa Rangatahi (“power of youth”) programme.

Offenders in the community and prison are being encouraged to take the time to remember those who have fought for our freedom, with a number of activities being planned in commemoration of Anzac Day. Read more »

Naenae teenager dies from stab wounds; homicide investigation starts

News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police have begun a homicide investigation after the death of the 17-year-old woman who was stabbed in Naenae on Sunday. Read more »

“Sinister” element in Levin man’s disappearance after house fire

Police said today they are widening their investigation into the disappearance of a Levin gang member who hasn’t been seen since last month, when a bach at Hokio Beach was destroyed by fire. Read more »

Wellington animal control and parking staff to wear body cameras – for safety

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council’s five animal control officers will be wearing cameras from Wednesday to help protect them in situations where their safety might be at risk.
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Man charged with assault after trying to kiss woman on Lambton Quay

News from NZ Police
A 28 year old Wellington man has been charged with assaulting a woman on Lambton Quay on Monday – he will appear in the Wellington District Court next week. Read more »

17-year-old arrested for robbing Z Energy service station in Strathmore

News from NZ Police
Police have made an arrest in relation to a robbery last Friday at Z Energy on Broadway, Strathmore. Read more »

POLICE IMAGES: Two men who robbed Stokes Valley New World

robber 1

robber 2

News from NZ Police
Police today released CCTV images of the men who robbed the Stokes Valley New World early yesterday morning. Read more »

Police investigate shooting in Taita

News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police are investigating an incident in Reynolds Street, Taita, where a shot was fired at a house. Read more »

Police swoop on Taita and Stokes Valley, aiming to prevent crime

News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police yesterday concentrated their community and road policing activities in the Taita and Stokes Valley areas in an effort to step-up the prevention focus. Read more »

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