Crime

Unsolved cold cases 'prolongs grief and trauma'

Nearly 20 homicide cases remain unsolved across the country, according to police. Data obtained by RNZ through an OIA reveals 19 homicide cold-cases currently... Read More

Big spike in serious repeat young offenders

The latest youth justice statistics show a 26 per cent spike last year in the number of serious young offenders who continue to offend, with the Covid-19 pandemic... Read More

Drink-driver: BOP crash took a ‘huge toll'

Drink-driving crashes leave a trail of hurt, loss and carnage in their wake, yet the number of people caught over the limit on Bay of Plenty roads is rising.... Read More

Sex attack: Woman tearful as jury finds man guilty

WARNING: Some readers may find the details of this story distressing. The victim of a 'forceful” sexual attack broke into tears as her abuser was... Read More

Five arrested folllowing Te Puke fight

Bay of Plenty Police are seeking information from the public following a fight in Te Puke which has left one person in a serious condition. Five people have... Read More

BOP police catch 50+ drink drivers per week

Drunk driving crashes leave a trail of hurt, loss and carnage in their wake, yet the number of people caught over the limit on Bay of Plenty roads is rising. For... Read More

BOP man fails in bid to overturn drugs conviction

Michael Hutton says he was at a property where methamphetamine was being made just to fix a motorcycle. But, his text messages suggested something else. Two... Read More

Serious consequence for 'idiotic' display of speed

A teenager faces a serious driving charge and has lost his car after the vehicle was caught at an 'absolutely stupid” speed. Highway Patrol Constable... Read More

Man denies sexually abusing five cousins

WARNING: This story contains details of alleged sexual abuse and may distress some readers A man has been accused of sexually abusing five children aged... Read More

Police warn of of growing financial scams

If it seems too good to be true then it probably is, Tauranga Police Inspector Zane Smith says. Working with Western Bay of Plenty Neighbourhood Support,... Read More

Call for law targeting coercive control abuse

Since the beginning of last year, Bay of Plenty Police have investigated about 21,000 reports of family harm - of which nearly 10,000 involved people with prior... Read More

Mother of eight caught with large cannabis crop

A Paengaroa mother of eight has been described as a 'pretty skilled gardener” after police found more than 300 plants inside a growing room set up at her... Read More