The Westpac 1 Rescue helicopter flew nine missions between last Thursday and yesterday.
Crew was tasked by Police to the Pinnacles Hut at 10.08 am Easter Saturday morning to assist with the search and rescue (SAR) of a male patient in his 20’s who... Continue reading »
Volunteer surf lifeguards from Waihi Beach Lifeguard Service have been awarded with the national BP Rescue of the Month award for plucking a man from the surf who had suffered a stroke while surfing in February.
Their response in this rescue... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North called in to update the Gold FM Police File. Listen in to our podcast to hear the update.
It’s been a busy last couple of weeks for police. Beach Hop was well behaved and only a handful of arrests occurred... Continue reading »
Police are now treating the death of a child in Tauranga last week as a homicide, following the results of post mortem and medical examinations.
A 17-month-old girl was taken to Tauranga hospital from an address in Maungatapu Road with critical... Continue reading »
Listen in to Brian Gentil and Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens talking about recent Waihi Fire & Rescue Service call outs including the truck incident that occured in Waihi this morning.
Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens covered the four jobs his... Continue reading »
As a result of a post-mortem, Police have upgraded the enquiry into the death of a two-year-old girl at Little Waihi, Maketu, to a homicide investigation.
Police continue to appeal to the public for information on this death.
In particular, Police... Continue reading »
• Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles banned under stronger gun laws
• Immediate action to prevent stock-piling
Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws announced... Continue reading »
Listen in to the Gold FM Police File to hear Senior Community Constable Harley North talking to Brian Gentil about police work in the district.
Monday 11 MarchAn attempted burglary occurred at commercial premises at Seddon Street overnight. A male... Continue reading »
Police Commissioner Mike Bush has released further information about the Christchurch Mosque shootings.
Police continue to respond to an ongoing serious and tragic firearms incident in Christchurch.
The incident remains fluid and information is... Continue reading »
Police Commissioner Mike Bush has confirmed a serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter.
Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely... Continue reading »
Police can now confirm the name of the boy who died following an incident at Pauanui Beach on 10 March.
He was 13-year-old Jefferson William Crabb, known as Billy, of Matamata.
The boy’s family have asked for privacy at this difficult time.
Police... Continue reading »
Police investigating the murder of Denver Chance have located his vehicle.
The vehicle was found yesterday afternoon hidden at the scene of the same address in Kingseat where a body was located.
Formal identification is yet to take place, so we are... Continue reading »
One person died following a tragic accident at Pauanui Beach yesterday afternoon.
Police were called to the scene about 3.50 pm.
The person, a teenager, is understood to have been seriously injured in a boating incident where people were being... Continue reading »
Police investigating the disappearance of Denver Chance have made a significant breakthrough in the past few hours.
Just after 7pm this evening, a 41 year-old Kingseat man was arrested by Police, outside a Mt Eden bar.
This man will appear in the... Continue reading »
Police will be reviewing CCTV footage from Waihi New World after a member of the public wrote on social media she thought she saw missing Auckland man Denver Chance there.
The woman, a merchandiser, remembered seeing a man who looked like Mr Chance... Continue reading »
Police have confirmed that a 44-year-old woman has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm following an incident in Bellevue, Tauranga, this morning.
A person was reported to have discharged a firearm... Continue reading »
Emergency services, fire crews and several fire appliances are at the scene of a large fire said to have started in plastic bales located outside at a recycling plant near Thames.
The fire was first reported to the Fire Service at 2.33 pm this... Continue reading »
Police are speaking with one person following a report of a firearm being discharged in Bellevue, Tauranga.
Police were called to the scene about 8:45am.
Bellevue Primary School was in voluntary lockdown for a short time and cordons were in place.... Continue reading »
Police investigating the disappearance of Denver Chance have established that his car was seen in Waihi on the night he disappeared.
The 43-year-old was last seen ten days ago.
Denver left his home in Mairangi Bay on the afternoon of Sunday... Continue reading »
Listen in to the latest Gold FM Fire Call Out with Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens talking with Brian Gentil about the jobs Waihi Fire and Rescue have attended over the last week.
They had six call outs, ranging from fires being lit on purpose in... Continue reading »