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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:35:54 +0000 Hundreds educated on child restraint safety in Dunedin

Dunedin Police have helped to keep our tamariki safe today with a successful operation to promote safe and correct use of child restraints.

Between 11am and 2pm today Dunedin road policing staff, along with Plunket car seat technicians, were set up in the north Dunedin Warehouse and Pak‘nSave carpark.

The focus was to help reduce injury and death on our roads by raising public awareness on how to correctly use child restraints.

In today’s checkpoint 115 car seats were checked and Police found that 70 percent of the child restraints weren’t being used properly.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 03:05:48 +0000 Northland police investigate bank robbery

Please attribute to Acting Detective Inspector Aaron Proctor:

Northland Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of the ANZ bank in Whangarei yesterday.

Just after 11.30am two heavily disguised men, one carrying a firearm, entered the bank and demanded cash from staff.  

Customers were in the bank at the time and thankfully neither staff or customers were injured during the robbery.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 02:39:46 +0000 Fatal rafting incident

A guide has died following a commercial rafting incident on the Shotover River near Queenstown.

A raft overturned in the river near Toilet Rapids this morning.

There were five other people in the raft at the time and they were uninjured.

Police were called to the scene at around 11.24am.

Police are working with Maritime New Zealand and the rafting company to determine what has occurred.

Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this time.

The death has been referred to the Coroner.


Issued by the Police Media Centre 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:55:59 +0000 Name release - Selwyn Rd crash

Police can now release the name of the motorcyclist who died following a crash on Selwyn Road, Rolleston, on Tuesday 20 March. 
He was Albert de Bruin, aged 22, from Rolleston.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Issued by Police Media Centre. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:39:00 +0000 CORRECTION: Service through swimming - officer to attempt Cook Strait crossing
National News

Date correction: Karley expects to set off on her swim of the Cook Strait tomorrow, Saturday 24 March (not 22 March).


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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:28:06 +0000 Service through swimming: Officer to attempt Cook Strait crossing
National News

A Taranaki Police Officer is facing her toughest test yet by attempting to swim the Cook Strait this weekend.

Senior Sergeant Karley Hunt from New Plymouth has been training for months to become the first serving Police Officer to complete the gruelling ocean swim.

Her mission is to raise funds for her local Blue Light charity, which creates opportunities for at-risk youth.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush says Karley’s decision to swim the Strait for Blue Light is inspirational.

Karley Hunt, with her husband Cameron, Assistant Commissioner Bill Searle and Police Minister Stuart Nash
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:39:04 +0000 Police seeking Sean Nicholas

Police are looking to locate Sean Nicholas who is wanted for arrest.

Nicholas was last seen on Wednesday 21 March at around 8pm when he was dropped off in New Lynn. It is believed Nicholas was wearing black trousers and a brown jumper when he was last seen. 

Nicholas has a physical disability and uses a wheelchair and Police want to urgently locate him as he poses a significant risk to himself.  Nicholas it thought to be using public transport and he may be staying in temporary accommodation or sleeping rough in the New Lynn area.

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:55:36 +0000 Missing Auckland man found deceased

Police searching for missing Auckland man David Benney located his body last night in the Waitakere Ranges.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and the matter has been referred to the Coroner.

Police’s sympathies are with Mr Benney’s family and friends.


Nick Baker/NZ Police

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