Archive for the 'Police' Category

Hutt Police search for armed man, may be holding woman and child


News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police are searching for Jonathan Joshua Antipas, 24, who they believe may be holding Kyrstin Wichman against her will. It is also possible that their five year old son is with them. Read more »

Woman arrested, charged with arson in Manners Street building

News from NZ Police
A 28 year old woman has been arrested and charged with arson after a fire at the Electoral Commission’s offices in Manners Street. Read more »

Memorial service today for Otaki man who died in Ukraine plane crash

The family of Otaki man Rob Ayley, who died in last week’s Malaysia Airlines crash in the Ukraine, are today organising a memorial service in Wellington for him. Read more »

12 schoolgirls from Marton injured in bus crash south of Gisborne

News from NZ Police
Twelve female students and three support people from Marton have been taken to Gisborne Hospital after a bus accident on State Highway 2 near Morere Springs, south of Gisborne. Read more »

Police seeking station wagon driver to help investigation of motorcycle crash

News from NZ Police
Wairarapa Police are investigating a crash where a motorcyclist was seriously injured, and are trying to identify the driver of a vehicle who drove by the motorcyclist seconds before the crash occurred. Read more »

Increase in alcohol use shown in drug monitoring survey

News from NZ Police
The latest New Zealand Arrestee Drug Use Monitoring Programme Report has found that 41% of people detained by police had been drinking before their arrest. Read more »

Advertising invoices scam – Wellington man pleads guilty to 24 fraud charges

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office
James Stephen Burns (41) has pleaded guilty to Crimes Act charges following a major joint enforcement agency operation (Operation Edit) led by the Serious Fraud Office. Read more »

KiwiRail accepts urgent recommendations after Melling rail accident


Press Release – Transport Accident Investigation Commission
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. Read more »

16-year-old driver killed in head-on collision; two people injured

News from NZ Police
A 16-year-old died in a head-on collision on State Highway 2 at Mangamutu, five kilometres south of Pahiatua, late last night. Read more »

Rimutaka Hill road reopens after overnight snowfall

rimu snow
MetService photo

The Rimutaka Hill Road was closed by snow this morning. It reopened soon after midday. The Desert Road also reopened after an overnight snowfall. Read more »

Five cars in nose-to-tail crash on SH1

News from NZ Police
There was a five-car nose to tail crash on State Highway 1 on the Kapiti Coast this afternoon. Read more »

Turangi road closed because of ice

News from NZ Police
Police have closed State Highway 47 between Turangi and Tongariro. Read more »

Helicopter crash: Defence Force guilty of safety failure, apologises unreservedly

News from NZDF
The New Zealand Defence Force pleaded guilty in the Wellington District Court yesterday to a charge under the Health and Safety in Employment Act of failing to take all practicable steps to ensure its people were not exposed to the hazard of a helicopter accident while at work. Read more »

Petone 70 year old disappears after being released from hospital

News from NZ Police

A 70-year-old Petone man has been missing since he was discharged from Hutt Hospital. Read more »

25-year-old climber seriously injured in fall and slide on Mt Ruapehu

News from NZ Police
A small group of climbers were climbing on the Pinnacle Ridge, Whakapapa when one of the party took a fall on ice and slid approximately 300 metres in an area known as Grand Gully. Read more »

Man crushed to death while pruning tree

News from NZ Police
A man in his 60s was killed in an accident while pruning a tree in Feilding yesterday morning. Read more »

Man arrested after station wagon collides with car on Fergusson Drive

News from NZ Police
Upper Hutt Police want to hear from anyone who saw a silver Honda Odyssey station wagon driving aggressively towards or colliding with a blue Subaru Legacy between Stokes Valley and Upper Hutt between 11.30am and just after midday yesterday. Read more »

Hutt Valley Police seeking man for breaking protection order

News from NZ Police

Peter Taueki

Hutt Valley police are seeking Peter Taueki, a 46-year-old who they believe is actively avoiding authorities. Warrants to arrest have been issued for breaching his post-release conditions and contravening a protection order. Read more »

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