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Location: Waitemata A Police officer jumped about 5m from the Police Eagle helicopter into the sea this afternoon to help rescue two kayakers in trouble off Cornwallis wharf in west Auckland.  Police received reports that a kayak had flipped near the wharf at about 3.15pm on Wednesday 29 March 2017. The Eagle was deployed and located the kayakers, who were both wearing life jackets, on the other side of the peninsula. They had turned the double sit-on kayak over and …
03.29 / 06:01
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Location: Bay of Plenty Police are seeking information about a burglary at Finn MacCuhals Irish Pub in Taupo on 25 February 2017. Just after 5am, an offender entered the pub through a hole he made in the wall and stole between $2,000 and $3,000 of coins from the pokie machines. After leaving the building, the offender walked along Tuwharetoa Street and crossed Tongariro Street into the south domain, towards the bowling club on Ferry Road. …
03.29 / 04:15
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Location: Waitemata To be attributed to Detective Inspector Hayden Mander, Waitemata Police The search for Kim Bambus, who went missing at Piha last Friday is continuing today, but will be scaled back. Police Search and Rescue officers are carrying out searches in the area below the Mercer Bay cliffs and the shoreline around that location. A large team of Police have been involved in the search for Kim since she went…
03.29 / 00:53
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Location: Auckland City To be attributed to Senior Sergeant George Fanamanu, Avondale Police Avondale Police are looking for 24 year-old Poitrel Zurich, who is facing multiple charges and is thought to present a serious risk to a woman known to him. Zurich is currently facing the following charges, -Injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm -Male assaults female x 3 -Threatening act x 2 -Wilful damage x 2 -Burglary x 3 -Theft Poitrel was remanded on bail to an…
03.28 / 23:31
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The level of ecstasy being used in Christchurch has surprised an expert of the local drug scene. Data taken from the city's wastewater shows the drug is used twice as much there, as it is in Auckland. Canterbury University criminologist Greg Newbold said this surprised him as ecstasy is exclusively imported. "I would expect MDMA to be prevalent in Port Cities, rather than in a city like Christchurch, which doesn't have a big international port like Auckland and Tauranga." Methamphetamine…
03.28 / 21:57
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Location: Central Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Jymahl Glassey: Police have made one arrest in relation to an aggravated robbery at Caltex Dannevirke on March 23rd 2017 at 11:15pm. A 17-year-old male was arrested this morning. He will be charged with aggravated robbery and will be appearing in Palmerston North District Court this afternoon or tomorrow morning. Police would like to thank the community for providing information and helping to make this…
03.28 / 21:56
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Location: Canterbury Canterbury Police have made a number of arrests in recent weeks and are committed to continuing to hold offenders accountable for robberies in the area. Between August 20 2016 – and March 8 2017 a dairy on Ferry Road, Woolston was subjected to nine robberies. Acting Inspector Paul Reeves, Area Prevention Manager for Canterbury, says Police are committed to holding these people to account for their actions. “Eight out of these nine robberies hav…
03.28 / 20:54
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Location: Bay of Plenty State Highway One will be closed later this morning at Bulli Point, near Taupo, following a truck crash at 4:30am this morning. The truck and trailer unit rolled in the crash. Nobody was injured. Traffic control is currently in place as the road is partially blocked. However, from 11:30am the road will be fully closed in order to remove the truck from the scene. It is expected this process could take some time and the road could be closed until…
03.28 / 20:35
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