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Arrest Made Following Christchurch Homicide

Press Release – New Zealand Police

An arrest has been made today in relation to the alleged murder of an 18-year-old man in Christchurch.

A 16-year-old youth has been charged with murder. Read more »

UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Launched Following Death Of Assault Victim

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A homicide investigation is under way after an 18-year-old man assaulted on Saturday morning in Sydenham died in Christchurch Hospital today. Read more »

Serious Crash, Christchurch Southern Motorway, Rolleston – Canterbury

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a serious crash on the Christchurch Southern Motorway in Rolleston.

The crash, between a car and a motorcycle, occurred in the southbound lanes about 5:10pm. Read more »

Scrub Fire Causing Traffic Delays In Ashburton – Canterbury

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are attending the scene of a scrub fire on Archibald Street, Ashburton.

Traffic has been stopped while emergency services attend and motorists are advised to expect delays. Read more »

Fatal Crash, Motunau

Press Release – New Zealand Police

One person has died following a single vehicle crash on Glendhu Road,
Motunau.

The crash was reported to Police just before 8.30pm last night. Read more »

Police Improve Response To Hate Crime

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police have today released the Improving our Response to Hate Crime Report, a summary of the views, feelings and ideas expressed by communities and people in Aotearoa on hate crime and hate incidents. Read more »

Traffic Build Up, Christchurch Southern Motorway

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A vehicle is reported to have crashed into a barrier causing congestion on the Christchurch Southern Motorway.

Police were alerted to the crash at around 11:40am, near the Curletts Road off-ramp. Read more »

Police Acknowledge Sentencing In Historic Sexual Offending Case

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the sentencing of Kenneth Linwood, who was convicted of numerous serious historic child sexual offences this year. Read more »

Operation Marton: Man Arrested In South Canterbury

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A 28-year-old Manawatu man has been arrested in Twizel this morning in relation to a shooting in Highbury, Palmerston North on Tuesday 2 November. Read more »

Police Victims Shining A Light On Violence – TRIGGER WARNING

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Five police officers have taken a unique stand to publicly share their own 
experiences of being victims of violence on White Ribbon Day. Read more »

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