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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:52:32 +0000 Man arrested and AOS stood down on West Coast

Police have taken a man into custody in relation to a family harm incident earlier tonight in Hector on The West Coast.  The man was arrested just before 10pm this evening without incident.

No further information is available tonight.


Issued by Police Media Centre 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:38:43 +0000 AOS in Hector on West Coast after family harm incident

Police are still at the scene of an incident in Hector, on the West Coast. Initial reports are that a domestic related -family harm incident has taken place at the address and while police were attending, an officer has been threatened by the offender - saying he would shoot him - however no firearm was seen. 

The victim in the matter has since left the address, but the offender is still at the scene inside a house and members of the Armed Offenders Squad and the Police Negotiating Team are in attendance.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:17:22 +0000 Update on cordons – Whangarei

Police can now confirm that the cordons on Mt Tiger Road outside of Whangarei have now been lifted.

The road is open to the public. A welfare centre that was setup at Whareora Hall to support displaced residents will now close.

The scene of today’s shooting incident is cordoned off and will be for a number of days while scene examinations are conducted. 

There will be no further update this evening unless there is a significant development. The next update will be mid-morning tomorrow.


Shelley Nahr/NZ Police

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:16:48 +0000 Whangarei shooting 5pm update
National News

Attribute to Northland District Commander Superintendent Russell Le Prou:

At approximately 10.50am this morning Police were called to an address on Mt Tiger Road, outside of Whangarei after reports of a shooting.

Police and AOS responded immediately and on arrival located two women deceased at the property.

We believe the two women are related.

A man had also been shot and was taken to Whangarei Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:24:08 +0000 Police seek witnesses following serious hit and run incident in Blockhouse Bay
Auckland City

Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Richard Sami, Avondale Police

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit and run incident in Blockhouse Bay yesterday morning.

A 22-year-old female received serious injuries after she was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Blockhouse Bay Rd and New North Rd at approximately 6.45am.

The driver of the vehicle involved, which has been described as red in colour, fled the scene after the incident.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:14:00 +0000 Media advisory - Whangarei media conference delayed until 5pm
National News

Media are advised that due to ongoing developments in the Whangarei shooting operation the media conference due to take place at Whangarei police station at 4.30pm will now occur at 5pm.

We apologise for the delay but this is to ensure we have the most up-to-date information for media as this incident evolves.


Issued by Police Media centre




Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:13:28 +0000 Police investigating possible synthetic cannabis-related death in South Auckland
Counties Manukau

Please attribute to Acting Detective Inspector Peter Florence, NZ Police

Police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old male from Papakura who died at Middlemore Hospital in the early hours of this morning.

At this stage it appears the male became seriously ill on Monday after he was believed to have been smoking synthetic cannabis, where he was then transported to hospital by ambulance staff.

Police will continue to investigate the death on behalf of the Coroner, who will ultimately determine the cause of death.

Synthetic Cannabis seized in a recent raid in Ranui
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:53:05 +0000 Southern District Police advise to take care with online purchases

Southern Police have noticed a significant increase in the number of people advertising items through Facebook, with no intention of supplying the goods to the purchaser.

The sellers use an alias, either by giving a false name or an unregistered company to advertise the goods.

Often sellers communicate only through Facebook with the buyer, who will then deposit cash or funds into an account without actually speaking to, or confirming the identity of, the person they are giving the money to.

Ready Dial 111 to report a crime in action.