Senior Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Police have been busy with a wide variety of incidents from plane crashes, water rescues, burglaries and more.Click play to listen to the full Police File with Senior Constable... Continue reading »
Seventy eight years ago, on April the 3rd 1940, Waikino made national news when the bodies of 27 year old Alice Hamilton (Elizabeth Agnes Hamilton - nee McClung) and 16 year old Waihi High School student Lloyd Moran were found three miles apart on... Continue reading »
Police have released the name of the 57-year-old man who died following a hunting incident in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park on Monday.
He was Gordon Douglas Leech, of Katikati.
Mr Leech was hunting alone when he encountered another hunting party and... Continue reading »
Easter traditionally marks the end of the Surf Life Saving patrol season which began at Labour Weekend and saw 74 clubs patrolling 92 locations nationwide.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand's Lifesaving and Education Manager Allan Mundy says it has... Continue reading »
Police have been working to understand the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found on a train near the Port of Tauranga this morning.
The man has been identified as a 38-year-old from Whakamarama.
His body was found by staff unloading... Continue reading »
The Whitianga based rescue helicopter crew responded to a call for help at Waihi Beach on Saturday night after a man fell off a wall at 11.39 pm.
The man in his 40's suffered multiple injuries, including facial and head injuries when he landed... Continue reading »
A hunter has died after being shot in the chest in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park near Wairakau Rd, about 15km south of Te Aroha yesterday.
Police said they were notified of the incident after another hunter called emergency services at about 10.15... Continue reading »
Two people were lucky to walk away from a light aircraft after it crash-landed on a Waihi farm on Ford Road at about 3.30 pm yesterday.
The pilot of the two-seater plane suffered a minor head injury.
He said he thought he had hit something in the... Continue reading »
A 79-year-old woman had a lucky escape thanks to a Wander Search pendant supplied by Tauranga Land Search and Rescue.
Tauranga Police were notified shortly after 5pm yesterday that the woman, who suffers from dementia, had wandered away from her... Continue reading »
Police have today conducted search warrants at 38 addresses across the Bay of Plenty region as part of Operation Notus, a six month-long investigation into organised crime and drugs.
Twenty-two men and eight women have been arrested today and... Continue reading »
Police searching for a missing fisherman have located a body in Homunga Bay, Waihi.
On Sunday 11 March two men were believed to have been fishing in the area. Around 2:20pm that day a body was located in the water, however, Police have been... Continue reading »
A pair of snorkelers had been missing for several hours when the Whitianga based rescue helicopter crew turned up in the nick of time on Saturday.
The men, one in his 30’s and the other in his 50’s, had been clinging to a rock face 3km south of... Continue reading »
Waihi Police are interested in any information relating to crime. For non-urgent matters contact Police 24/7 on 0800 780 101 (ask for the Crime Reporting Line) or to remain anonymous call 0800 555 111, or visit the Waihi Police Station during public... Continue reading »
Police have released the name of the man who was found in the water near the rocks at Homunga Bay, Waihi, yesterday afternoon.
He was Yingbo Xu, 28, from Hamilton.
Another man, who was believed to be fishing with Mr Xu, is still missing.
Police... Continue reading »
If you'd like to know what caused the alarm at the Waihi Fire Service to sound, click play and listen in to the Fire Call Out with Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens.
The Waihi firemen attended five callouts, including a motor vehicle crash in the... Continue reading »
State Highway 2 near the Wairoa Bridge was closed after a dramatic car chase ended with the fleeing car on fire and its driver jumping into the Wairoa River.
Police began a pursuit of a vehicle travelling towards Tauranga at 9.20 this morning when... Continue reading »
A search for a man missing since going fishing with a friend, whose body was found near Homunga Bay yesterday, has resumed this morning.
The body of a man found yesterday has been identified as a 25-year-old Asian man, living in the Waikato.
Two men... Continue reading »
An investigation has been launched to identify the body of a person found in the water near rocks at Homunga Bay, north of Waihi Beach this afternoon.
Police were notified about the body at about 2.20 pm.
No further information is available at the... Continue reading »
A canister that washed up on Shelly Bay at Bowentown Heads with phosphorus - do not touch inscribed on it was detonated by the New Zealand Defence Force's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team at about 8 pm this evening.
The area around the canister... Continue reading »
The Whitianga helicopter crew went to the rescue of a swimmer at Whiritoa yesterday (March 05).
A call for help came in at 5.24 pm when a 20 year old male suffered what the helicopter service described as a non-fatal drowning.
The patient was seen... Continue reading »