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Location: Waikato Police are attending a crash on SH1 in Huntly and are advising motorists to avoid the area. The crash happened just after 8pm this evening and involved a car and a motorcycle. Two people have moderated injuries as a result of the crash and the Serious Crash Unit will be investigating. The northbound lane at the crash site is closed and traffic is moving through the area using the southbound lane with stop/go management. Due to the lane closure traffic…
02.24 / 08:06
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Location: Wellington In response to rising burglary incidents over the last six months Wairarapa Police created a burglary task force to deal directly with local suspects and target known locations. The task force named ‘Operation Gardner’, directly targeted known burglars and dishonesty offenders as well as the illicit use of met…
02.24 / 06:20
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Location: Central Please attribute to Incident Controller, Constable Gareth Hughes of Palmerston North Search and Rescue: Central District Police are continuing the search for 36-year-old Christopher Neal who was last seen in Masterton on Monday morning. Mr Neal was reported missing on Wednesday 22 February, 2017. His 2016 Holden Colorado was located near Ballance Bridge shortly after the report was made. Items of his were found at the edge of the river. While the…
02.24 / 03:11
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Location: Auckland City To be attributed to Inspector Andy King, Auckland City Police The three Remuera schools who were put into lockdown as a precautionary measure have been advised by Police that they are no longer required to be in lockdown. Police are clearing the street but no injured persons have been found. There have been no other reports about any unusual behaviour in the area. Enquiries around the original caller and the information provided by that person…
02.24 / 01:22
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Location: Canterbury Police are investigating an attack on a woman in Waltham, Christchurch last night. Between 10:15 and 10:30pm last night a 21-year-old woman was attacked from behind by a male as she walked along Vienna Street towards Hastings Street. It is believed the assault was sexually motivated. During the incident the woman managed to bite her attacker’s hand and believes she bit hard enough to have left a noticeable mark.  The man who attacked her is des…
02.24 / 01:22
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Location: Auckland City Police are currently responding to an incident in Woodley Avenue , Remuera. At around 12.30pm, Police received an emergency phone call from a man saying there was an injured woman in Woodley Avenue. Police are currently searching the area but at this stage no injured persons have been found and attempts to speak to the caller are ongoing. Remuera Kindergarten, St Kentigern Junior School and Remuera Intermediate have all gone into lockdown. This…
02.24 / 00:17
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Location: Northland Please attribute to Inspector Justin Rogers, Area Commander of Whangarei/Kaipara: Investigations are continuing today into a shooting incident which occurred in Kamo on Wednesday evening. Three people remain in Whangarei Hospital in a stable condition, one of whom is a 21-year-old man who was arrested yesterday in relation to this incident and is undergoing medical treatment. No charges have been filed at this stage. Our enquiries are…
02.23 / 23:32
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Location: Canterbury Christchurch Police are carrying out an investigation on behalf of the coroner into the unexplained death of 30-year-old Nicole Morris. Ms Morris died in Christchurch Hospital on Sunday 19 February, 2017, of a result of injuries sustained when she fell from a moving vehicle in late January. Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Cottam says she was found on Bealey Avenue at approximately 5:30pm, Friday 27 January 2017, after falling from the…
02.23 / 23:32
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Location: Tasman Please attribute to Sergeant Dale Smith.   Police are seeking 19 year-old Jevan Joseph, who has several warrants to arrest.   Joseph is wanted in relation to multiple burglaries in the Nelson area over the last month.   The properties targeted include Bishopdale Caltex, Stoke New World, Motueka Liquorland, Jens Hansen Jewellery in Nelson Central and a residential address in Mount Street, Nelson.    He is also wanted for unlawfully taking a motor vehi…
02.23 / 23:32
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The jury in the trial of a man accused of killing his two year old stepson has come back with questions after five hours of deliberation. There's still no verdicts for Tamehana Huata, who is on trial for the manslaughter of two year old Matiu Wereta at their home in Flaxmere in October 2015. He's also charged with injuring with intent to injure the toddler after he was found with multiple bruises and three bite marks all over his body. The jury has asked whether they can consider if…
02.23 / 23:12
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As much as 35 kilograms of South American cocaine may have been shipped into the country by an admitted importer but has never been recovered, prosecutors have told a court. Christchurch man Lee Dixon admitted to importing the drug in 2015, but argued it was no more than 100 grams ahead of his sentencing, according to a High Court ruling released this week. But at a hearing to decide just how much he had brought in, the Crown said $US109,797 ($NZ151,794) Dixon transferred to Colombian…
02.23 / 20:43
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A New Zealand man allegedly involved in a worldwide paedophile ring is set to front a Brisbane court, accused of abusing the adopted son of a Cairns couple. The 42-year-old was extradited to Australia yesterday, following his arrest in August 2016. He'll appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today charged with nine counts of indecent treatment of a child under the age of 12. Police allegedly identified the man during examinations of the chat logs, images and videos on Cairns couple…
02.23 / 20:21
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Location: Southern A man has died early this morning after being involved in a workplace accident at South Port, Bluff. Emergency services were called to the scene at around 1:45am after receiving reports a worker had been seriously injured after being run over by a loader. The 54-year-old man died at the scene a short time later. Police are now in the process of notifying next of kin. Victim Support services have been offered to the other staff at the scene. Worksafe…
02.23 / 20:20
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