Police News

Wellington police dog handler writes book for children (about a dog)

News from NZ Police
Junior fiction readers with a love of animals and adventure are in for a treat with Wellington Police dog handler Senior Constable Sue Burridge’s new book ‘The Adventures of Police Dog Ace’. Read more »

Five-hour search finds two-year-old girl, missing with her puppy

News from NZ Police
Tasman Police located the missing 2-year-old girl and her 4-month-old puppy at approximately 11:20pm tonight. Read more »

Two arrested after drug raid; police seize 46 bags of synthetic cannabis

News from NZ Police
Palmerston North Police today arrested two people in relation to the supply of synthetic cannabis. Read more »

Kiwifruit growers claiming negligence by MAF over devastating virus

BusinessDesk report by Sophie Boot
A group of kiwifruit growers has taken the government to court, in a landmark case where it claims negligence by the Ministry for Primary Industries allowed the Psa virus into New Zealand in 2009, devastating the industry. Read more »

Caravan stolen from Petone and towed to Wainui – with sleeping man inside

News from NZ Police
A man sleeping in a caravan in Petone got a rude awakening early this morning, when he realised he was on the move. Read more »

Two new websites aim to help Wellington communities in emergencies

Press Release – WREMO
Two new websites, developed by the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO), were launched this week. Read more »

Two injured in Paraparaumu crash – driver in critical condition in hospital

News from NZ Police
Two people were injured in a single-vehicle crash on Realm Drive, Kapiti at 7.52 this morning between Meadow Court and Joan Wallace Drive, Paraparaumu. Read more »

Police want to arrest Steven Dean Williams


News from NZ Police
Police are seeking information from the public to help locate Steven Dean Williams, as there is a warrant for his arrest. Read more »

Car hits parked truck and bursts into flames, three occupants killed

News from NZ Police
Three people died in an early-morning crash in Levin. Read more »

Three arrested, cash and drugs seized, after police searches in Taranaki

News from NZ Police
The armed offenders squad, a Wellington clan lab team and Wellington Asset Recovery staff helped Taranaki Police to search three properties this morning, as part of an operation that has been running over the last few weeks to target drug (meth?) supply in the area. Read more »

Home detention for third man guilty of poker machine fraud

News from Serious Fraud Office
Paul Max, the final defendant in a joint investigation between the Department of Internal Affairs, the Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), was sentenced in the Wellington High Court today. Read more »

Waikanae woman, missing since Monday, has been found

News from NZ Police
The 41-year-old woman who was reported missing from Waikanae on Monday has been located. Read more »

Driver in serious condition after crash at Porirua roundabout

News from NZ Police
Mungavin Avenue in Porirua has been reopened after a serious crash at the roundabout this morning. Read more »

Big new slip in Manawatu Gorge


News from NZTA
A large new slip has fallen on the Manawatu Gorge, which has been closed since late April following two other significant slips. Read more »

Searchers rescue four trampers lost overnight on Tongariro Alpine Crossing

News from NZ Police at 2.15pm
The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter uplifted all four trampers and all LandSAR volunteers today from Oturere Hut on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, in clear weather. Read more »

Coastal road reopened after clearance of small slip

News from WCC
The Esplanade between Houghton Bay and Lyall Bay was closed to eastbound traffic (heading towards Lyall Bay) this morning by a small slip. Read more »

Another slip stops Johnsonville trains, again

All services on the Johnsonville Line were suspended this afternoon due to a slip. Read more »

Four whistle-blowers in Transport Ministry were “disadvantaged,” report finds

News from State Services Commission
State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today published the report of the investigation into the treatment of Public Servants within the Ministry of Transport who raised concerns about the conduct of jailed fraudster Joanne Harrison. Read more »

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