New Zealand’s rescue helicopters provide a vital safety net for our communities. There are some rescue or recovery scenarios that simply can’t be undertaken unless a helicopter is used.
This year the National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO) - which... Continue reading »
District Commander Bruce Bird has welcomed the 127 officers allocated to Waikato today by Police Commissioner Mike Bush.
The new staff were allocated as part of the 1800 additional Police funded through a $298.8 million increase in Budget 2018 that... Continue reading »
About 10am on Sunday 19 August, Police attended the scene of a reported climbing incident at Castle Rock, near Whitianga.
Police can confirm a 28-year-old woman died at the scene.
The woman is a United States citizen who was living in New Zealand.... Continue reading »
Emergency services were called to Gravatt Road in Tauranga shortly before 10am today after a woman suffered an incident on her mobility scooter.
Preliminary enquiries indicate that an item of clothing became caught in one of the wheels of the... Continue reading »
Waihi Grey Power is hosting a meeting to introduce Westpac Helicopter Trust spokesperson Kerrie Spicer to anyone interested in finding out more about the future of this important life saving service.
New Zealand’s rescue helicopters provide a vital... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North reported in on local police news and spoke to Brian Gentil about crime prevention.
Monday 6 AugustPolice attended a traffic incident at SH2 Karangahake Gorge involving six calves that had fallen from the rear of a... Continue reading »
This story puts a whole new 'lean' on the 'This Little Piggy Went to Market' nursery rhyme...
Waihi Police had an interesting call out on Sunday evening. A 150 kg pig may have been going to market but wasn't going home and... Continue reading »
Waikato Police dispatched the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter just after midnight on Monday 13 August to assist in the search for a lost tramper near The Pinnacles in the Coromandel Ranges.
The tramper, a female in her twenties, had become lost on... Continue reading »
Four people had a lucky escape from a house fire in Waihi last night.
Brian Gentil spoke with Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens. Moe said the Waihi Fire & Rescue Service alarm sounded just after midnight at 9 minutes past 12.
When the... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North updated the Police File this week. Harley said, "Unfortunately, we have a lot of prolific dishonesty offenders in the community and others are targeting that area. We want to remind the community, rest assured... Continue reading »
Yesterday at approximately 1:30 pm Police received a report that a fisherman had found part of a human skull near Salisbury Wharf in Mount Maunganui.
Police responded to the scene, recovered the skull and took it to a forensic pathologist to be... Continue reading »
Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash yesterday evening, Friday 3 August, on State Highway 2, Maramarua.
A 49-year-old man was hit by a truck around 7:20pm and died at the scene.
Police have spoken to the truck driver and are... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North called in with an update about what has been keeping local police busy lately.
Monday 23 JulyPolice attended a residential burglary at Silverton Road, Waihi. Offender(s) forced entry through a door. Various property... Continue reading »
Police have charged three more people in relation to Operation Conga, the investigation into the death of Ngaruawahia man Mitchell Paterson.
Mr Paterson’s body was found at McLaren Falls near Tauranga on July 13th.
Three men, aged 33, 34 and 49,... Continue reading »
An 8500 signature petition calling on the Government to include Whitianga and Coromandel rescue helicopter services in the tender process was presented by Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust members to Coromandel MP Scott Simpson at Parliament today.... Continue reading »
Two people have been arrested in relation to Operation Conga, the investigation into the death of Ngaruawahia man Mitchell Paterson.
A 36-year-old man was arrested last evening in Paeroa and is due to appear in the Hamilton District Court on Monday... Continue reading »
Police say they are aware of some inaccurate media reporting in relation to the death of Robert Nelson on 8 July in Melville, Hamilton.
While they can’t go into specific details for operational reasons the investigation team are keeping an open mind... Continue reading »
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... Continue reading »
The Westpac 2 rescue helicopter was sent to Whiritoa at 4.15 yesterday afternoon.
A young boy suffered burns to his body.
The 5 year old, who is holidaying at Whiritoa, accidentally knocked a freshly poured hot drink onto his chest and stomach.
He... Continue reading »
Waikato Police are continuing investigations into three recent homicides across the district over the last two weeks.
Over 60 staff are working on the three homicide investigations which are also being supported by specialist staff from outside of... Continue reading »