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    • Fatal fire, Paraparaumu Beach
      • Location: Wellington A scene examination is ongoing this morning at a fatal fire in Paraparaumu Beach. Police were called to assist Fire and Emergency NZ at the Manly Street property shortly after 6pm last night. A person at the address was located in critical condition, but despite best efforts of medical personnel to revive them, sadly died at the scene. Police will be working alongside FENZ investigators to determine the circumstances of the fire. ENDS Issued by the Police Media Centre

    • Fatal crash, Masterton
      • Location: Wellington Police can advise that one person has died following a serious crash in Masterton. The crash, involving two vehicles, was reported shortly after 1:50pm. The Serious Crash Unit attended, and the road has since reopened. Police wish to thank motorists for their patience while the road was closed. Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre

    • Police operation disrupts crime syndicate in Wellington
      • Location: Wellington A joint operation between Police and Immigration New Zealand has disrupted a criminal syndicate being operated by Vietnamese and Cambodian nationals in Wellington. Three people, one of whom faces deportation, have been jointly charged with cultivating cannabis and participating in an organised criminal group. They will appear in the Wellington District Court next week. Two others will be deported and one other faces potential deportation. Images(s):

    • Excuses, excuses: New Police campaign no laughing matter
      • Location: Wellington When it comes to speeding our Highway Patrol officers have heard it all, literally. From stuck jandals to stressed out dogs, lead foot motorists have tried just about every excuse in the book to get out of a speeding fine. Summer’s here, and as part of our continued effort to remind drivers there is no excuse to speed, Police are highlighting the worst, and most wild, excuses for speeding road policing staff in each district have come across.

    • Police seek specific items in relation to death of Baby Ru
      • Location: Wellington Attributable to Detective Inspector Nick Pritchard: Police investigating the death of Baby Ru in Lower Hutt are appealing for information on specific critical evidence. We believe that the items were deliberately removed from the Poole Street, Taita property and have subsequently been concealed or disposed of. Attempts have been made to clean and alter the crime scene before Police arrived. We have also determined that the people seen using a grey-green 1994 Nissan Sentra, registration TE6972, were responsible for disposing of this evidence. Images(s):

    • Cordons standing down, Brandon Street
      • Location: Wellington Cordons are being stood down on Brandon Street, central Wellington following an earlier report of a suspicious package. New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has confirmed there is no risk to safety from the item. Police thank all those impacted by the cordons. Investigations are ongoing into both items. ENDS Issued by the Police Media Centre

    • Cordons stood down in Fitzherbert Tce area, Wellington
      • Location: Wellington The New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has confirmed there is no risk to safety from the package found on Fitzherbert Terrace in Wellington this afternoon. Cordons in the Fitzherbert Terrace area will be stood down shortly. Cordons remain in place around Brandon Street as an EOD team continues work at that location. An update will be provided when those cordons are lifted. Police thank all those impacted by the cordons for their patience and cooperation. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre.

    • Update: Suspicious packages, Wellington
      • Location: Wellington Cordons remain in place in two locations in Wellington as Police respond to reports of two suspicious packages. The New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team is providing assistance to Police at both locations. The suspicious packages were found in Brandon Street and Fitzherbert Terrace, however wide cordons have been put in place as a precaution.

    • Police respond to reports of two suspicious packages, Wellington
      • Location: Wellington Police are responding to reports of suspicious packages being left outside two buildings in Wellington – one in Brandon Street and one in Fitzherbert Terrace. Police were notified of the packages at 1.40pm and 1.50pm respectively. Cordons are in place and nearby schools have been placed into lockdown as a precautionary measure. An update will be provided when more information is available. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre.

    • Fatality following water related incident, Riversdale Beach
      • Location: Wellington A man has been located deceased after he went snorkelling off the coast of Riversdale Beach yesterday afternoon. Police with the assistance of Police Search and Rescue, Surf Life Saving, Wairarapa Helicopters and Westpac Rescue Helicopter conducted searches of the area for the diver who was reported missing last night. Police would also like to thank other members of the community who assisted. Police extend our condolences to their family and friends at this difficult time. Their death will be refferred to the Coroner. ENDS

    • Have you seen Rose?
      • Location: Wellington Have you seen Rose? Wellington Police are appealing for the public’s help to find 31-year-old Rose Pahima. She was last seen on Tuesday 21 November, leaving a premises on Whitehouse Road in Titahi Bay on foot. Police and Rose’s family have concerns for her wellbeing. Anyone who has seen Rose or has information on her whereabouts is urged to call Police on 111, quoting file number 231124/5389. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre Images(s):

    • Police issue urgent appeal for information after kayak located upturned
      • Location: Wellington Police are working to locate the owner/occupant of a kayak located this morning upturned off the coast of Raumati Beach. Police are actively conducting enquiries to determine if anyone was on board the kayak at the time it upturned, and if there was locate them, with Police and LanndSAR volunteers searching the Kapiti Coast Shoreline. While we have not received any reports of missing people at this stage, we are urgently seeking to locate the owner or occupants of the Kayak, or anyone who may know how the kayak came to be located upturned off the coast of Raumati Beach. Images(s):

    • Arrest and seizures following search warrants in Wairarapa
      • Location: Wellington Police have executed search warrants at residences across the Wairarapa today, resulting in one arrest and the seizure of drugs, weapons and a vehicle. A 28-year-old man is due to appear in Masterton District Court on 30 November, facing drugs and firearms charges. Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Sears says that targeting gangs in the area is part of Police’s commitment to disrupting the supply of illegal drugs by organised crime groups.

    • Search warrants being executed in Wairarapa
      • Location: Wellington Residents in Wairarapa can expect to see armed Police staff across the area today as a number of pre-planned search warrants are executed. There is not thought to be any risk to the public. We expect to be able to provide more information later today. ENDS Issued by the Police Media Centre

    • Planning on hiking in the Tararua Ranges? Be prepared
      • Location: Wellington The successful use of a beacon leading to a rescue in the Tararua Ranges has prompted NZ Police and the NZ Mountain Safety Council to urge people heading into the area to be prepared. A rescue beacon was activated shortly before 7pm yesterday (23 November) near Mt Neil after a hiker had become lost on a multi-day solo hike. Poor weather on Thursday night meant the search resumed at first light on Friday, the hiker was located and rescued uninjured, with the assistance of an Air Force helicopter. Images(s):

    • Arrest made in relation to Naenae hit and run
      • Location: Wellington Attributable to Detective Inspector Haley Ryan: Police have today arrested a man at a Lower Hutt address in relation to a hit-and-run in Naenae that occurred on the morning of Thursday 16 November. A Lower Hutt woman, Anita Rani, died at the scene of the crash. The 36-year-old is due to appear in Lower Hutt District Court today charged on a number of charges including driving causing death, burglary and a number of dishonesty offences associated with that night.

    • Name release – Naenae fatal hit and run
      • Location: Wellington Police can now release the name of the woman who died in a hit and run in Naenae last Thursday. She was 62-year-old Anita Rani of Naenae. Police continue to support Anita’s family at this difficult time. An investigation is ongoing and Police continue to appeal for information. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre

    • Update and further information sought - serious incident, Naenae
      • Location: Wellington Please attribute to Detective Inspector Haley Ryan, Wellington District: Police investigating the fatal hit and run in Naenae continue to assess information from the Hutt Valley community following an appeal for help late last week. At this stage Police have not yet identified the driver of the vehicle but are confident with our ongoing enquiries and the public’s continual assistance the person responsible will be identified.

    • Name release: Wainuiomata incident
      • Location: Wellington Please attribute to Acting Superintendent Nick Thom, relieving Wellington District Commander: The man fatally shot by Police in Wainuiomata last week can now be named. He was 36-year-old Tane Wipa. Police were called to Coast Road around 11:45am on Thursday to a suspected family harm incident. Mr Wipa was shot once by Police after holding a weapon to a woman’s neck and threatening to do her more harm. His family, along with attending Police staff, are being supported.

    • Update: Strathmore death
      • Location: Wellington To be attributed to Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch: Wellington Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading to the death of a 19-year-old man at a Strathmore house on Friday morning (17 November). The man had been involved in a family harm-related incident with a family member prior to the incident which caused his death. The information gathered to date indicates that the man died as a result of injuries sustained accidentally and Police will be referring his death to the Coroner.

    • Fatality following family harm matter, Strathmore
      • Location: Wellington A man has sadly died from injuries sustained during a family harm incident in Strathmore earlier today. Police responded to the incident at a property on Raukawa Street around 10:50am. Investigations are ongoing to understand what has occurred and a scene guard is in place at the address. Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends during this tragic time. This appears to have been an isolated incident and residents can expect to see an increased Police presence in the area. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre

    • Don’t make pour decisions at Toast Martinborough
      • Location: Wellington Sip back and relax at Toast this weekend, but don’t over-indulge and end up being the one your friend’s wine about. Police want to ensure everyone’s grape expectations of a safe and enjoyable weekend are met, and we have been working closely with the organisers to ensure this. When enjoying the day sampling the best food and beverages the Wairarapa has to offer, drink plenty of water and make sure you have enough to eat. Images(s):

    • Update and information sought - Serious incident, Naenae
      • Location: Wellington Police have located the vehicle that fatally hit a pedestrian on Naenae Road at 5.46am today and are appealing for the driver to come forward. The vehicle, a dark-gray Mazda 6 sedan, was stolen from an address in Belmont in the early hours of the morning and was located on Waddington Drive in Naenae at 12.20pm today. Detective Inspector Haley Ryan of Hutt Valley Police urges the driver of the vehicle to report to Police. "The driver of that vehicle will know they have hit a person, and in all likelihood they will be panicking right now. Images(s):

    • Fatal Police shooting in Wainuiomata + media advisory
      • Location: Wellington A man has died after being shot by Police in Wainuiomata this afternoon. Police were called to a suspected family harm incident outside a property on Coast Road about 11.45am. On arrival, a man behaving in an agitated manner was seen holding a weapon to a woman’s neck. Cordons were put in place while Police staff negotiated with him. The man continued threatening harm to the woman and at about 1pm Police shot the man once. Medical assistance was provided immediately however he died at the scene. The woman involved was not injured.

    • Update: Serious incident, Naenae
      • Location: Wellington Hutt Valley Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was fatally hit by a vehicle on Naenae Road, Lower Hutt, shortly before 6am today. The driver of the vehicle involved did not stop and immediately left the scene. The woman died at the scene. Detective Inspector Haley Ryan of the Hutt Valley Police says investigators are actively making enquiries to identify and locate the driver and vehicle involved.

    • Update: Serious incident, Naenae
      • Location: Wellington Police can confirm that one person has died after an incident in Naenae this morning. Emergency services were called to Naenae Road about 5.50am. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the events leading up to this incident, and Police extend our condolences to the person's family at this time. ENDS - Issued by the Police Media Centre

    • Police continue to appeal for information in Lower Hutt homicide
      • Location: Wellington Attributable to Detective Inspector Nick Pritchard: Police investigating the death of baby Ru are making good progress with the investigation. As part of our enquiries, we are following up on information received from the public regarding sightings of a Nissan Sentra. Police believe this vehicle (registration TE6972) was used to remove critical evidence from the Taita address where Ru lived. One item Police are seeking to locate, is a hard drive which was used to record CCTV footage from the property. Images(s):

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