Rise in hate incidents reported to police

Police now have two years worth of data on the types of hate incidents reported across New Zealand - including regional breakdowns and the demographics targeted. But... Read More

Witnesses sought after gang-related fight

Did you witness a disorder on Amohau Street, Rotorua, Wednesday 14 February? Police are seeking footage and witnesses of a gang related disorder on Amohau... Read More

Police operation targets commercial burglaries

A five-day operation targeting commercial burglaries, youth and gang crime in Rotorua has resulted in several arrests. The operation follows an increase in... Read More

Privacy precautions for back-to-school photos

As the 2024 school year is underway, Police encourage parents and carers to take privacy precautions before posting back-to-school photos online. Many families... Read More

Applicants dies before outcome of justice probes

At least four people have died while waiting for a watchdog to investigate whether they've been the subject of a potential miscarriage of justice. The... Read More

$1.7m fake investment scam: 72-year-old arrested

The Waitematā Financial Crime Unit has zeroed in on a million dollar fake investment scam duping Kiwis out of their savings. On Tuesday, detectives executed... Read More

Trade Me buyer 'scammed by dead woman'

A man who says he was scammed by a fraudster impersonating a dead woman on Trade Me wants the site to give more information about how it happened. Glenn... Read More

Arrest made after child shot with gel pellets

A 21-year-old man is facing charges after a child was shot by gel gun pellets. In a statement released this morning, Rotorua Police say they have arrested... Read More

BOP gun owners engage in new firearms registry

Firearms owners from the Bay of Plenty District have engaged early, registering their firearms in the new Registry. Firearms licence holders from Tauranga,... Read More

Treatment of youth in NZ prisons under spotlight

A prison watchdog is investigating how young people are treated in custody. The Office of the Inspectorate is examining the conditions and experiences of... Read More

Scams: Kiwis in their 40s most susceptible

'Is this still available?” A seemingly normal message comes through on Facebook Marketplace. After some back and forth about the item for sale and who... Read More

Survey underlines case for more rural police

A Federated Farmers survey shows rising rates of rural crime and underlines a strong case for more police resources in rural areas, Feds national board member... Read More