Police have this afternoon located a body in the Whanganui River. While formal identification is yet to take place, police believe it is the man who failed to surface near Upokongaro yesterday. His body was located in the Mosquito Point area. Police will release the name of the man, a 24-year-old Israeli national, as soon... Continue Reading →
The search for a person missing on the Whanganui River has been suspended for the day. Police were alerted to the possible drowning about 1.20pm. The search is expected to resume tomorrow morning with the assistance of the Police National Dive Squad.
Emergency services are currently responding to reports of a person failing to surface from Whanganui River, near Upokongaro. Police were alerted around 1.20pm. Police Search & Rescue, along with Coastguard and a rescue helicopter are working to locate the person.
The homicide investigation into the death of 30-year-old Jasmine Wilson, who died on 2 August after receiving non-accidental injuries in Whanganui on 31 July, is continuing. A team of investigators from Whanganui, Manawatu and Taranaki are working on the case and making good progress. The examination of the white Toyota Carib station wagon has now... Continue Reading →
One person has died following a crash on State Highway 4, south of Kakatahi yesterday. Police received a report of the two-vehicle crash around 7pm. Seven other people received minor injuries. Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.
Emergency services are attending a serious crash on State Highway 4, south of Kakatahi. The two-vehicle crash occurred about 7pm. Initial indications are multiple people are injured. The road is completely closed and will likely remain closed for some time. Motorists are urged to delay travel or use alternative routes.
Police have completed a decontamination process in a vehicle in relation to a sudden death at the river near Anzac Parade, Whanganui East, where the vehicle was found submerged in the water. Police were concerned about an unidentifiable box in the car that would have posed a gas risk. It can be confirmed the area... Continue Reading →
Update from NZ Police: In a media release earlier today, Police advised that a homicide victim had been found at a residential property in Liverpool Street, Whanganui. This was incorrect - the victim was located at a residential property on the corner of Victoria Avenue and Ingestre Street. Police apologise for the error and any... Continue Reading →
Police have told Stuff reporter Leighton Keith that the brawl involving Mongrel mob members was not against their longtime rivals, the Black Power in New Plymouth over the weekend. Apparently 20 or so mongrel mob members were in New Plymouth for a birthday, and while here caused trouble in the CBD and around the city.... Continue Reading →
Detective Inspector Paul Baskett has advised that Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a 14-year-old girl in Whanganui. At around 8:20pm on Saturday 16th of March, Police responded to a call from a person stating that they had harmed a family member. Police attended a property on Niblett Street and located... Continue Reading →