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Wed, 23 May 2018 05:20:34 +0000 Police seek information on violent Onehunga train station assault.
Location:
Auckland City

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong, Auckland City Police.

Police are seeking the public’s help to identify three people who we believe can help with enquiries into a violent assault that occurred at the Onehunga Train Station on Saturday.

On 19 May at approximately 1.40pm a 25-year-old Columbian man was sitting down waiting for his train when he was approached by a male offender who demanded the victim’s wallet.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 04:04:39 +0000 Police warning over new phone scam
Location:
Auckland City

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Bridget Doell, Auckland City Financial Crime Unit

Police are warning the public about a recent phone scam targeting members of the Chinese community, and international students in particular, in New Zealand.

We have received multiple complaints relating to a fake kidnapping phone scam from offshore where members of the public receive automated messages claiming to be from the Chinese Consulate.

Tue, 22 May 2018 22:05:36 +0000 Police gearing up for new firearms safety training for first time licence applicants
Location:
National News

From 1 July firearms safety training is changing.

Police has been working with the firearms community to improve safety outcomes by delivering an enhanced firearms safety training programme for first-time firearms licence applicants.

“Much like the process for obtaining a driver licence, first-time applicants will need to pass a theory test and undergo practical training to obtain a firearms licence,” says Acting Superintendent Mike McIlraith.

Tue, 22 May 2018 21:26:10 +0000 Hawke’s Bay drivers not getting the message, Police say
Location:
Eastern

Hawke’s Bay Police are hugely disappointed with the high number of drink drivers detected during a recent weekend blitz.

Eastern Police District’s Traffic Alcohol Group stopped 27 drink drivers on roads throughout Hawke’s Bay between Thursday 17 and Saturday 19 May. 

“The results were extremely disappointing both in terms of the total number of drink drivers apprehended and the high levels of intoxication exhibited by many of them,” Sergeant Steven Murray says.

Tue, 22 May 2018 20:01:12 +0000 Update - serious crash - Canterbury
Location:
Canterbury

One person has died following a serious crash on Depot Rd, Oxford, Canterbury.

Emergency services were called at 5.52 this morning to a report of a crash involving a truck and a pedestrian.

The route between Woodstock Rd and Woodside Rd will be closed for at least a few hours.

Local diversions are in place.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 18:45:00 +0000 Serious crash - Canterbury
Location:
Canterbury

Police are at the scene of a serious crash on Depot Rd, Oxford, Canterbury.

Initial reports phoned through to emergency services at 5.52 suggest the crash involved a truck and a pedestrian.

The main road to Oxford is blocked, following the crash between Woodstock Rd and Woodside Rd.

Drivers will need to use alternative routes – details to follow.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 08:42:07 +0000 Missing Christchurch man found
Location:
Canterbury

The 81-year-old man reported missing in Christchurch earlier tonight has been located safe and well.

Police would like to thank the community for their support.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 07:59:19 +0000 Dunedin Police disappointed with road policing operation results
Location:
Southern

Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Jared Kirk, Road Policing Dunedin:

At about 8am this morning, for approximately an hour, Dunedin Police set up at the intersection of Crawford and Jervois Streets.

The focus for Police staff today was distractions and seatbelts. During this time there were 11 infringements issued for using a cell phone while driving and six for failing to wear seatbelts.

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