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Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:58:27 +0000 Serious crash near Whangarei

Two people are in a critical condition and one in a serious condition after a two-vehicle crash near Whangarei.

Emergency services were called to State Highway 1 just north of Hikurangi at 7:52am.

The northbound lanes are blocked, while the southbound lanes are open with traffic management in place.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.


Issued by the Police Media Centre




Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:58:50 +0000 Police disappointed following Havelock North traffic operation

Hawke’s Bay Police are hugely disappointed with the number of drivers caught speeding during a recent operation by the Traffic Alcohol Group on Waimarama Road in Havelock North.

On Tuesday 24 April between 6.20am and 8.20am 44 drivers were caught speeding in the 50 km/h area near the red bridge.

The temporary speed limit has been in place on the road for several months. There is also a weight restriction on the bridge.

All 44 drivers were issued with infringement notices resulting in fines and demerit points. Speeds of between 62km/h and 98km/h were recorded.

Waimarama Road
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:44:52 +0000 Whanganui death name release

Police can now release the name of the man found dead at a Wikitoria Road property in Whanganui on Sunday.

He was 53-year-old local man James Butler.

Police extend our sympathies to his family and friends at this time.

The homicide investigation into his death continues.


Issued by the Police Media Centre


Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:09:54 +0000 Blessing held at site of new station

A blessing was held at the site of the new Hastings Police station yesterday to mark the start of the construction process.

Construction of the three storey state-of-the-art facility will begin with the demolition of the old courthouse building on the corner of Railway Road and Eastbourne Street.

In attendance was Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst, Eastern District Commander Superintendent Tania Kura, and Mr John Bower of local building company MCL Construction Ltd who were awarded the tender.

The project is due to be completed mid to late next year.

Blessing held at site of new station
Haami Hilton the Kaumatua
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:03:16 +0000 Name release – Dannevirke fatal

Police can now release the name of the man who died in a two car crash on SH2 north of Dannevirke at around 6:30am on Thursday 19 April.

He was 65-year-old Coleman Junior Marsh of Dannevirke.

Police’s thoughts are with his family and friends.

The investigation into the crash is continuing.


Issued by Police Media Centre

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:37:07 +0000 Operation Fauna targets synthetic cannabis supply in Western Bay of Plenty and West Auckland
National News

To be attributed to Detective Senior Sergeant Nick Pritchard, National Organised Crime Group:
A Police operation targeting the manufacturing and distribution of synthetic cannabis and money laundering has resulted in nine arrests this morning – eight in Tauranga and one in West Auckland.  
Police this morning conducted search warrants at multiple properties in Tauranga, Papamoa, Mt Maunganui and West Auckland. 

Hummer restrained Operation Fauna
Motorbike restrained Operation Fauna
Jet ski restrained Operation Fauna
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:42:34 +0000 Can you help us find Bowie the Cavoodle? (Incl CCTV footage)

Please attribute to Sergeant Matt Murray, Waitakere Police.

Police have released CCTV footage and are looking to identify a person that we believe can help us with our enquiries regarding a puppy that was stolen in New Lynn on Wednesday 18 April.

The six month old Cavoodle named Bowie, was tied up adjacent to a burger bar in Great North Road in New Lynn at 6.25pm.

The puppy’s owner was inside the store when someone unhooked the leash and carried the puppy away.

Bowie the Cavoodle
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:07:32 +0000 Police investigating overnight crime spree across Auckland
Counties Manukau

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Faa Va'aelua, Counties Manukau Field Crime Manager

Police are investigating a crime spree across Auckland overnight where offenders from two vehicles are linked to three aggravated burglaries.

Police enquiries are underway following aggravated burglary incidents at service stations in Ormiston, Te Atatu and near the Auckland Airport, which took place between midnight and 3am.

Scene examinations are taking place today as police continue their enquiries into the incidents.  

Ready Dial 111 to report a crime in action.