Archive for the 'Police' Category

RNZAF helicopter helping police search for missing pig hunter

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
The New Zealand Defence Force has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) NH90 helicopter to support the Police search for a pig hunter who is missing in the Makahika Ranges in Levin. Read more »

Truck jack-knifes, blocks morning traffic at Moonshine Bridge

News from NZ Police
A crash on Moonshine Bridge at Upper Hutt blocked all traffic on State Highway 2 for an hour this morning. Read more »

Wanted man seen begging

News from NZ Police
Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate Wellington man Jesse Hamilton. Read more »

Nelson man in Wellington Hospital after assault by large group

News from NZ Police
A Nelson man has been flown to Wellington Hospital for corrective surgery after being assaulted by a group of people on Sunday morning. Read more »

Police seek man after family violence

News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police are looking to locate Michael Beck who is wanted on a warrant to arrest in relation to family violence incidents. Read more »

Lost, stolen and then found: an eight-tonne white and green horse truck

horse truck

News from NZ Police
Police have found the eight-tonne horse truck that was stolen from Hastings on Friday night. The truck was recovered without incident and is in a drivable condition. Read more »

Missing 10-year-old found; police thank Waikanae people for helping the search

News from NZ Police
Police this afternoon asked Waikanae locals to check their properties for missing 10-year-old Nathan Daniel Callaghan. Read more »

SH1 traffic delayed by slip at Pukerua Bay, crash at Paekakariki

There have been delays on State Highway One today, first because of a crash at Paekakariki, then because of a slip at Pukerua Bay. Read more »

Torrential rain brings flooding, crashes

News from NZ Police at 9.56am
Motorists are urged to be careful on the roads around the Wellington region today due to torrential rain and flooding. The northbound lane on SH1 near Churton Park has surface flooding and there has been a minor crash at Whitby. Read more »

Man charged with arson after incident outside Parliament

News from NZ Police
The man who was arrested yesterday after an incident at Parliament has been charged with arson. Read more »

Tasman storm likely to bring rain, flooding, and damaging wind

Press Release – NIWA
A potent storm strengthening over the Tasman Sea will move over New Zealand tonight and pummel the country with heavy, possibly flooding, rain and damaging wind gusts. Read more »

Emergency staff preparing for rising rivers over weekend

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council
Horizons Regional Council emergency management staff will be on standby over the weekend with more wet weather forecast for the region. Read more »

Victoria University building evacuated

News from NZ Police
A building at Victoria University was evacuated this morning after a concerning note was found. Read more »

20-year-old missing woman visits police – she’s safe and well

concern for missing woman

News from NZ Police
Police have now spoken with a 20-year-old woman who was reported missing by her family.

She has visited the police station today and staff can confirm she is safe and well.

Police thank the public for their assistance in providing information.

News from NZ Police – May 25
Wellington Police are appealing for help to find 20-year-old Caitlyn Bird, who has been reported missing by her family.

She was last seen in Glover Park, Wellington, on Monday 9 May.

She has not been missing before and her family have concerns for her safety.

Caitlyn is 178cm tall, with mid-length brown hair, hazel eyes, and a distinctive American accent. When she was last seen, she was wearing dark jeans, a black raincoat and a heavy, men’s brown and white checked outdoor shirt.

Anyone who may have seen Caitlyn or have information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Wellington Police on (04) 381 2000 or, after hours, Emergency 111 and ask for Police.

Three men arrested in Lower Hutt after 14 months of fraud offences

News from NZ Police
Police today arrested three men in Lower Hutt over alleged fraud offences carried out over the last 14 months. Read more »

Builder ordered to pay $48,000 after employee injured in fall from unsafe ladder

News from WorkSafe NZ
A sentencing in the Wellington District Court yesterday has underlined the importance of managing fall from height workplace hazards after a construction worker fell from a ladder and sustained serious brain injuries. Read more »

St Pat’s students sent home as police investigate “email of concern”

Police were this morning called to St Patrick’s College in Kilbirnie after the school received what was described as “an email of concern.” Read more »

Dangerous man, wanted for firearms offences, sought by Hutt police


News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police are looking for Warren Leonard Pay, who has a warrant for his arrest on firearms offences. Read more »

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