Suspicious lawnmower activity

Some strange lawnmower activity was caught on CCTV camera on Ngatai Road on Sunday morning. A hooded gentleman was recorded strolling down the street with a lawnmower, before loading it into a waiting car. The camera's owner, resident Nathan Hunt,... Read More

Fatal crash now suspicious

Police say a fatal crash near Te Kaha on Saturday afternoon is suspicious, and they want anyone who saw the crash or has any information to come forward. Police were called at approximately 2:40pm to reports of a crash involving a motorcycle and a van.... Read More

Patrolling the community

Bethlehem Community Patrol is looking for new members to help them fight crime. They're the valuable ‘extra eyes and ears' for the Police, helping to prevent crime by virtue of their presence alone. Bethlehem Community Patrol coordinator... Read More

Two arrested for Greerton robbery

Two men have been arrested following the robbery of Greerton Liquor on Friday. Tauranga Crime Squad detective sergeant Paul Barron says the men, aged 19 and 35, will be charged with theft and assault and the matter is now before the courts. “The... Read More

Huka Falls victim named

The body of the 32 year old man found in the Waikato river near the Huka Falls was that of Brent Christoffersen, of Masterton, say Police. Taupo police and fire responded to reports that a man was in the river near the Huka Falls at about 5pm on Wednesday. “The... Read More

Law breaking bikers busted on camera

A couple of motorcyclists snapped dangerously overtaking on State Highway 29 have left one question in the mind of police – Why would you? A passenger in a vehicle following two motorcyclists on Tuesday videoed them overtaking a truck with vehicles... Read More

Tauranga Police hunting man

Tauranga Police are asking for the public's assistance to locate 29-year-old Pere Joseph Downes. Downes is wanted by police to assist with enquiries in relation to a stolen motor vehicle from Tauranga in October. Anyone with information about his... Read More

Man still critical after Whakatane fall

A man who fell from the first floor balcony of a hotel in Whakatane last month remains in a critical but stable condition, supported by his family. The man sustained serious injuries in the fall from the Craic Hotel balcony, in the early hours of Saturday,... Read More

Armed raid for meth dealing

Search warrants executed in Tauranga this morning were in connection with a methamphetamine dealing investigation. A police spokesperson confirmed to SunLive that armed police were called in to help execute warrants at an address on Poike Road. Armed... Read More

Offender’s victims urged to come forward

Police are encouraging anyone who may have been a victim of a convicted sex offender to contact police, following the sentencing of Bruce Anderson.    Bruce Anderson, 58, was sentenced to four years and nine months last Friday in the Manukau... Read More

Opinion Poll

What did you do when quake hit the Kaikoura area early last Monday morning and a tsunami warning was sent out?

Heeded the warning and quickly made our way to higher ground.
Didn't receive a tsunami warning at all.
Received a tsunami warning from Civil Defence but was too late - when we woke that morning.
Ignored the warning.

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