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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:00:16 +0000 Road closure - SH 29, south of Matamata
Location:
Waikato

State Highway 29 is closed at the intersection with Hinuera Road, south of Matamata

A truck rolled at that location at around 4.10pm today.

Fortunately the truck driver sustained only moderate injuries.

However the road will be closed for several hours while work is under way to remove the truck.

At this stage we expect the road to reopen between 10pm and midnight tonight.

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Issued by Police Media Centre. 

 

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:25:34 +0000 Vehicle of interest sought in Huntly homicide
Location:
Waikato

Police investigating the death of Wayne Noda in Huntly on Sunday 30 June are seeking information from the public to help locate a vehicle. 
 
To assist with inquiries Police are looking for sightings of a dark blue 2001 Nissan Skyline, registration number KAM195. 
 
Anyone who knows the location of the Skyline, or can give Police any information which may help our inquiries, can contact the Operation Tailor team at Huntly Police Station on 07 828 7650. Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 
 
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Issued by Police Media Centre. 

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 03:24:45 +0000 Police Family Harm app recognised with national IT award
Location:
National News

A phone app designed to help frontline Police staff better respond to family harm incidents has been recognised with a win in this year’s national Excellence in IT Awards.

The NZ Police Family Harm Application Team was a finalist in the Excellence in Software category, at the awards held last week in Wellington.

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Senior Sergeant Stu Duncan demonstrates the Police family harm app
Screenshot of the Police Family Harm app
NZ Police Family Harm app development team
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 02:59:20 +0000 UPDATE: McLaren Falls homicide investigation
Location:
Waikato

The investigation into the death of Mitchell Paterson, whose body was found in water below McLaren Falls Bridge, Tauranga on Friday 13 July is ongoing.

As part of the investigation Waikato Police are seeking sightings of the light coloured Nissan Terrano (pictured). Police would like to hear from anyone who saw this vehicle between Hamilton and the McLaren Falls area from Wednesday 11 July to Friday 13 July.

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Nissan Terrano
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:55:34 +0000 Media Advisory: Waikato homicide investigations
Location:
Waikato

Media are advised that Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethely will be available to speak with media this afternoon to provide an update in regard to the investigations into three recent homicides in the Waikato area.

Please be aware that there is limited new information and Detective Inspector Pitkethley may be limited in what he can say due to operational reasons.

Media are asked to gather at Hamilton Central Police Station at 2.20pm for a 2.30pm start.

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Issued by Police Media Centre 

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:39:51 +0000 Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Te Atatu
Location:
Waitemata

A pedestrian hit by a car in Te Atatu this evening has died. 

The pedestrian suffered critical injuries in the collision, which occurred on Te Atatu Road at around 6.40pm, and died a short time ago in hospital. 

The road remains closed around the crash scene and diversions are in place. 

No details regarding the deceased will be released until formal identification has taken place and next of kin have been notified.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised. 

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre. 

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:51:32 +0000 Update – robbery and theft investigations in Dunedin
Location:
Southern

Police in Dunedin are continuing to investigate a theft at the Stadium Dairy on Sunday 15 July and the robbery of the Elgin Food Mart last night (Monday 16 July 2018).

At this stage Police cannot rule out that the two offences are linked and are considering that possibility as part of their investigation.

A vehicle that was used in a petrol drive-off on Sunday from a service station in Dunedin was located abandoned on a road near Milton today.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 05:37:57 +0000 Police investigating McLaren Falls homicide seeking vehicle sightings
Location:
National News

Police are seeking information from the public as they continue to investigate the homicide of Mitchell Paterson, whose body was found in the water below McLaren Falls Bridge, Tauranga on Friday 13 July. 
 
Police would like to hear from anyone who saw vehicles in the vicinity of McLaren Falls, lower Kaimai McLaren Falls Road between the hours of 5am and 7.30am on Friday 13 July. We are particularly interested in any light coloured 4x4 and any other vehicles that appeared to be travelling in convoy or singular in and around the McLaren Falls area. 
 

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