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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:07:04 +0000 Media Advisory – taxi driver attack investigation
Location:
Wellington

Media are advised that Police will hold a stand-up in relation to the ongoing investigation into the wounding of a Wellington taxi driver.

Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee will be available at 10.30am this morning on Stone St, Miramar, Wellington.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:51:48 +0000 Update - search for missing fisherman near Waihi
Location:
Bay of Plenty

More resources have joined the search for a fisherman missing off Bowentown Harbour in western Bay of Plenty.

Police were alerted at 11.20pm last night that a 24-year-old man from Rotorua was missing.

He was in a party of three people who’d gone out fishing yesterday in a 14 foot aluminium boat, which apparently overturned.

Two others from the group – a 28-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy – were found alive on the shore by another fisherman.

They were treated by ambulance for the effects of hypothermia and taken to hospital.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:59:29 +0000 Search for missing fisherman near Waihi
Location:
Bay of Plenty

A search is under way for a fisherman missing off Bowentown Harbour in western Bay of Plenty.

The 24-year-old man from Rotorua was in a party of three people who were fishing yesterday evening.

Police were alerted after 11pm when two members of the party – a 28-year-old man and a 10-year-old child – were washed to shore after their boat apparently overturned.

They were found by a local fisherman and were treated by ambulance.

A search for the missing fisherman has been going on overnight and continues this morning.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:08:11 +0000 Name release - SH 6, West Coast crash
Location:
Tasman

Police can now name the woman who was killed in a crash on State Highway 6 on the West Coast on Thursday 16 November.

She was Iwona Porawska-Hyjek, 47, a Polish national holidaying in New Zealand.  

Police extend their sympathies to her family at this difficult time.

Mrs Porawska-Hyjek was a passenger in a van, which was the sole vehicle involved in the crash.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:32:13 +0000 Search for missing Rotorua man continues
Location:
Bay of Plenty

Please attribute to Senior Constable Colin Fraser:

The search for missing Rotorua man Nigel Peterson has continued today.

Nigel was last seen at around 3pm on Friday 17 November on Otonga Road, heading towards Old Taupo Road, Rotorua.

Police and LandSAR teams from Rotorua and Tauranga have been involved in today's search but have unfortunately not located Nigel.

The search will resume again tomorrow morning at 7am.

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Nigel Peterson
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:11:48 +0000 Update : Police want to talk to man following taxi driver attack
Location:
Wellington

Police would like to speak to 26-year-old Dylan Nuku in relation to the shooting of a taxi driver in Miramar.

Nuku is 158 cm tall and is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone who sees him is being urged to call 111 immediately.

A number of search warrants have been carried out today and Police are actively searching for him.

Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee is appealing for Nuku to hand himself in.

“Come forward to speak to Police.”

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NUKU
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:31:37 +0000 Upper Hutt rail incident
Location:
Wellington

Police are responding to an incident involving a train and pedestrian in Upper Hutt.

Police were called to the scene near the Heretaunga Railway Station at 4.12pm.

Trains on the Hutt Valley Line will be affected as a result.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:01:57 +0000 Name release - SH29 crash
Location:
Waikato

Police can now release the name of the man killed in a crash on SH29 on the Kaimai Ranges early on Friday 17 November.

He was Ahmed Shariff, 37 years old, of Cambridge.

Police's thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

The Serious Crash Unit investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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