Paengaroa fatal crash victim named
The passenger of a Toyota car critically injured in a two car collision near Paengaroa last Monday has died at Waikato Hospital.
The victim was Raj Kumar Mahat, a 33 year old Nepalese man who lived in Rotorua.
Mr Mahat was the third Nepalese person to be killed in New Zealand this year.
New Plymouth crash victims named
At about 4pm Saturday (25 April, 2015) a vehicle collided with a pedestrian killing both the driver and the pedestrian, police said.
The driver of the vehicle was 22-year-old Alekh ACHARYA, a Nepalese national and the pedestrian was Ronald Victor MILLMAN, aged 67, of New Plymouth. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/new-plymouth-crash-victims-named
Tauranga fatal crash victims named
Police have named the Te Puke man who was killed in a head-on car crash at Paengaroa, south of Tauranga, as Ian Foote.
The 47-year-old was travelling south in a Honda when his car and a northbound Volvo collided on State Highway 33, near Partridge Lane about 10am on Monday.
Te Puke fatal crash victims named
Police have named two men who were killed in a road crash in Paengaroa, near Te Puke, on Sunday, 28 December, 2014. The were Bismon Xavier, aged 30, and Minoj Haridas, aged 31, were both from Kerala in India but had been living in Rotorua at the time of the crash.
The police investigation into the crash at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Wilson Road is continuing.
Other road kills, police murders …
Deceased Whanganui driver named Friday, 8 May 2015
The man who died when his car crashed as he attempted to flee Whanganui Police has been named. He was Callum John Meyer, aged 25, of Whanganui.
State Highway 2, Waioeka Rd, Opotiki – Serious Motor Cycle Crash
Bay of Plenty of Deaths. Thursday, 7 May 2015. A motorcyclist lost control of his motor bike and rode into a culvet. No other vehicles are involved. The rider has Status 1 life threatening injuries and has been airlifted to hospital. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/37180
Child run over in driveway
Woman killed in quad bike crash
A woman in her early 50s has died after an accident involving a quad bike on a farm in the Westport area. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/woman-killed-quad-bike-crash
Another child critical after being hit by a car
A young boy is in critical condition in Auckland’s Starship Hospital after being hit by a car on Mt Eden Rd at about 11.30am on Tuesday, 5 May 2015 .
The child ran onto the road, closely followed by a female relative and both were hit by a passing vehicle. The woman is in Auckland Hospital and is being treated for broken bones and grazing.
Fatal crash on State Highway 4, Taumarunui Friday, 8 May 2015
At around 8.50am this morning Police were advised of a vehicle crash on State Highway 4, near Taumarunui. A car with two people had left the road and crashed into a tree.
Emergency services attended but sadly the 19 year-old male driver died at the scene. A 22 year-old male passenger was taken by ambulance to Taumarunui Hospital and has since been airlifted by Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.
Dead hunter from Lake Sumner area of Canterbury named
Canterbury Police can confirm the identity of the hunter whose body was recovered by Police from the Lake Sumner area of Canterbury on Tuesday (5 May 2015). He was 35 year old local man Christopher James Bardsley.
The Heroic NZ Police (also known as the murderous *astards) Just Can’t Stop until someone is dead! Thursday, 7 May 2015
Another fatal police chase: one person dead, cyclist seriously injured, car destroyed in fire
To be attributed to Inspector Mark Harrison, Central District Police
At around 9.14am this morning Whanganui Police attempted to stop a vehicle in Great North Road, Whanganui.
The driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. Seconds later the fleeing driver hit a cyclist. The driver continued to flee however the pursuit was immediately abandoned and officers stayed with the injured cyclist as other Police patrols went into search mode to see if the vehicle could be located.
The cyclist was taken by ambulance to hospital in a status 3 condition, the cyclist is conscious and has injuries that are described as non life-threatening.
A short time later the vehicle was seen again and again the driver failed to stop for Police. Officers deployed road spikes on Rapanui Road in an attempt to stop the car, however the car attempted to drive around the spikes and in doing so it smashed into a culvert.
The vehicle accelerated away from the culvert and continued to drive for a distance of around two kilometres, where a second set of road spikes had been deployed. In a further attempt to avoid the spikes the vehicle has driven into a large truck which was stationary on Tayforth Road. The car caught fire, and the driver died at the scene. The driver of the truck is shaken but is not injured.
… ENDS Beth Bates/NZ Police
Another man killed while in police custody
A Police investigation is underway after a man was found dead in the Papakura District Court cells this afternoon. He was alone in the cell at the time.
The man, aged 36, was in custody on active charges of kidnapping, injuring with intent to injure and male assaults female. He was arrested by Police early in the morning of 4 May 2015 for breaching bail conditions which related to his active charges.
Police fatally shoot man in Thames – Another police cover-up!?
Police were initially called to an address in Kopu in response to a call for assistance about midday yesterday. While at Kopu, later that afternoon, Police were informed that Mr Te Moananui was at another address in Thames. The Armed Offenders Squad redeployed to that address, and as they approached, found Mr Te Moananui. He was called upon to surrender, however he presented a firearm at Police, at which point he was shot.
The dead man is Vaughan William John Te Moananui, 33, of Thames.
Man killed after being knocked off his kayak at Muriwai Beach
Body in burnt out car in Nelson
Police have recovered the crashed vehicle and the body from down a bank on the Whangamoa Saddle, Near Nelson. A post mortem examination .will hopefully confirm the identity of the deceased, however DNA analysis may be required and that may take some time to process.
Police appeal for witnesses following sheep theft in Burnham Friday, 8 May 2015 – Canterbury
Canterbury Police urge the rural community to be vigilant after 170 sheep were reported stolen from a farm near Burnham overnight on Tuesday (5 May 2015).