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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:05:36 +0000 Fatal crash, Hamilton

Police are on the scene of a fatal crash in Puketaha, Hamilton.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Gordonton Road and Thomas Road about 7.20pm.

One person died at the scene.

Initial reports suggest three other people may also have been injured.

Diversions are in place and the Serious Crash Unit has been notified.


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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 05:26:51 +0000 Arrest made in Mount Maunganui aggravated burglary
Bay of Plenty

Attributable to Inspector Clifford Paxton, Western Bay of Plenty Area Commander:

A 29-year-old Northland man has been arrested in relation to an aggravated burglary in Mount Maunganui early this morning.

He is due to appear in Tauranga District Court tomorrow, Saturday July 20, on an aggravated burglary charge.

Our investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Police have recovered the two vehicles involved, they are being examined, and further inquiries around them are being made.


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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 03:32:33 +0000 Thursday evening incident in Invercargill

Attribute to Acting Inspector Peter Graham:

Police would like to reassure the public after an incident in Invercargill late last night.

Around 10:10pm on Thursday 19 July, Police received a number of calls from the public reporting multiple gunshots heard in the McQuarrie Street area.

Cordons were immediately set up and the address where the gunshots came from was identified.

No one was injured as a result.

This incident is not related to the shooting on Kelvin Street on 30 June.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 01:52:21 +0000 Update on Pakuranga crash
Counties Manukau

Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Jono Chappell, Counties Manukau Road Policing Team Leader

Police remain at the scene of an incident where a car has crashed into a building off Pakuranga Road.

Sadly, a male and female occupant in the vehicle were located deceased at the scene.

There are no longer any diversions in place and Police want to thank motorists for their patience and understanding.

Senior Sergeant Jono Chappell says investigations have found that the crash took place around 4.30am.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 01:13:09 +0000 Stokes Valley shooting arrest

Attribute to Inspector James McKay

A third man has been arrested in relation to the shooting on George Street in Stokes Valley on June 26.

The 39-year-old man has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

He is due to appear in the Hutt Valley District Court tomorrow morning (21 July).

Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident.


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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:48:40 +0000 Can you help us find missing man Biao Zhang?
Auckland City

Please attribute to Senior Constable Graeme Bruges, Avondale Police.

Police have concerns for the well-being of 29-year-old Biao Zhang who has been reported missing from Grey Lynn.

Mr Zhang has been missing since 21 June and police have made significant enquires to locate him however now we are now appealing to the public for any sightings or information about him.

He does not have known family or contacts in New Zealand and speaks limited English and police have concerns for his safety.

Biao Zhang
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:28:45 +0000 Medical event, SH 2

A man has died following a medical event while he was driving on SH2 between Ngauranga and Petone.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 10.16am.

One northbound lane of the road was closed for a time and that lane has now reopened.

The Serious Crash Unit attended.

The death has been referred to the Coroner.

Police would like to thank motorists for their patience while the road was closed.

Traffic is now flowing freely in the area.


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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:48:41 +0000 Police investigating aggravated burglary in Mount Maunganui
Bay of Plenty

Please attribute to Inspector Clifford Paxton, Western BOP Area Commander:

At approximately 4:20am this morning Police received a report of an aggravated burglary at a house on Valley Road, Mount Maunganui.

Police responded and upon arrival at the address three men carrying weapons ran from the house and got into a car.

Police initiated a pursuit. The men pulled over near Blake Park and got into another car which was pursued to Maunganui Road.

The men have then run from that vehicle and through Omanu Golf Club and along the side of the airport.

Ready Dial 111 to report a crime in action.