Police News

Police seeking burglar

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Police are seeking Eugene Cory Te Amo, 33, who has warrants to arrest for burglary offences. Read more »

Investigation into death of man injured outside Arlington St flats


News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of James Whenuaroa. Mr Whenuaroa, a 53-year-old Lower Hutt man, died in Wellington Hospital last Saturday evening from head injuries he sustained a week earlier. Read more »

Hundreds of campervans expected as Lions fans arrive for test

News from NZ Police
Traffic is likely to be heavier than usual in the coming days as a large number of Lions fans travel into and around the region. Read more »

Appeal Court rejects Love’s bid to overturn conviction and jail sentence

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid by one-time Maori luminary Ngatata Love to overturn his conviction and jail sentence for defrauding the Wellington Tenths Trust while he was chair of the iwi body. Read more »

Man with knife steals cash from Petone TAB; one person injured

News from NZ Police
A man with a knife robbed the TAB in Jackson Street, Petone last night. Read more »

79-year-old pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Tawa

News from NZ Police
A pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle on Main Road in Tawa just before 6pm tonight Read more »

Man in hospital with critical head injuries – found in street outside apartments

News from NZ Police
A 53-year-old Lower Hutt man is in hospital with critical injuries after an incident at the Arlington Street Apartment block, Mount Cook, shortly before midnight on Saturday. Read more »

59 new police constables complete their studies in Porirua

News from NZ Police
Fifty nine new constables will parade at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua this Thursday following the completion of their studies this week. Read more »

Two men arrested after midnight threat with replica pistol

News from NZ Police
Two men have been arrested following an incident in Lower Hutt overnight. Read more »

Traffic delayed on SH1 at Paekakariki after crash injuring motorcyclist

News from NZ Police
A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash with a car on SH1 at Paekakariki this afternoon. Read more »

Guilty verdicts for three men after poker machine fraud trial

News from Serious Fraud Office
Verdicts were handed down in the trial of three people charged with offences in relation to a multi-million dollar gaming machine fraud in the Wellington High Court today. Read more »

Public tip off leads to capture of “blatant” marine reserve poachers

Press Release – Department of Conservation
The work of a keen-eyed bystander led to a dramatic marine reserve poaching apprehension on Wellington’s south coast last month. Read more »

Mt Cook walkway closed because old house in danger of collapse

News from Wellington City Council
The city council closed a popular Mt Cook walkway over the weekend because of the risk that a dilapidated and earthquake-damaged house might collapse in strong winds or a moderate quake. Read more »

Man jailed for bringing 1.5 grams of meth into Wellington Airport

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service
A 50-year-old New Zealand man was sentenced to five months’ imprisonment in the Wellington District Court today for bringing 1.5 grams of methamphetamine through the airport earlier this year. Read more »

Ten new constables for Wellington will fight gangs and crime

News from NZ Police
Acting Wellington District Commander , Superintendent Steve Kehoe, today announced how 10 new constabulary staff will be allocated throughout the Wellington district during the next 12 months in the first of four years of additional constabulary numbers. Read more »

Pedestrian dies after being hit by van on SH2 in Upper Hutt

News from NZ Police
A male pedestrian has died after being hit by a van at the Totara Park intersection on SH2 in Upper Hutt this morning. Read more »

Prime Property ordered to pay $7520 for unlawful lease of Molesworth St building

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
The Tenancy Tribunal has ordered Prime Property Group Limited to pay back $6900 of rent, exemplary damages of $600, and the $20 filing fee to tenants after an investigation by the Ministry’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team into their property at 61 Molesworth Street. Read more »

Investigation into pistol left in bathroom at Parliament: “genuine mistake”

News from NZ Police
An investigation has been concluded into an incident in which a police Glock pistol belonging to a member of Protection Services staff was accidentally left in a bathroom at Parliament. Read more »

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