Archive for: police

Tourist Drivers Mis-Behave

Tourist Drivers Mis-Behave

Foreign tourists here for the RWC are learning the hard way about our road rules. A German visitor in New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup has found himself with...

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What To Do With Such Motorists?

What To Do With Such Motorists?

You have to worry sometimes about how bad the Kiwi drinking problem is and why enough is not being done with repeat offenders.. At 930am this morning when school...

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Police “Neglecting” Cyclists

Police “Neglecting” Cyclists

Information obtained by the Green Party under the Official Information Act showed that the Police have not kept any records relating to cyclists or cycle safety...

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Unlicensed Get Demerits

Unlicensed Get Demerits

Those caught by the Police while driving unlicensed vehicles are to get new penalties. The Government is reducing fines but introducing demerit points. “We...

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Wgtn Bus Driver Robbed

Wgtn Bus Driver Robbed

Wellington’s Lower Hutt Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a Valley Flyer bus driver this afternoon. Detective Constable Shaun Broughton of...

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Cops Take To Mountain Bikes

Cops Take To Mountain Bikes

Police have found a new way to get around – mountain bikes. Rotorua Police are taking to the beat by parking up their patrol cars and patrolling the city streets...

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Road Toll Stats

Road Toll Stats

The official holiday road toll period finished this morning with 13 people dead on the roads over the Christmas period. Of the 13 dead, there were: 10 men and 3...

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Speed Limit: Where’s the Proof?

Speed Limit: Where’s the Proof?

Over the Christmas period, once again the police are imposing a speed limit reduction for motorists. Between Christmas Eve and January 5, the tolerance for exceeding...

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Getting the Drink Drive Message?

Getting the Drink Drive Message?

Are people finally getting the drink and drive message? The weekend’s police liquor crackdown gives some hope. Less than 1% of drivers tested, tested positive. Figures...

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Loco Engineer Tries To Save Youth

Loco Engineer Tries To Save Youth

Police are praising a KiwiRail locomotive driver in Wellington who performed CPR on a teenager lying beside the railway tracks close to Rangoon Street in Khandallah...

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Police Create 3D Cycle Safety DVD

Police Create 3D Cycle Safety DVD

A 3D cycle safety DVD has been launched by police in Dunedin to raise awareness amongst both motorists and cyclists of the hazards that are present when they share...

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Vandals Smash Waikumete Cemetery

Vandals Smash Waikumete Cemetery

How absolutely appalling. As someone with a relative recently buried at Waikumete Cemetery, it’s disgraceful that people would deliberately create an estimated...

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The Worst 73 Drivers

The Worst 73 Drivers

72% of all alcohol-related deaths on our roads are caused by drivers who have either a prior drink driving conviction or are more than 50% over the current adult...

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Cycling Tragedy

Cycling Tragedy

A 71 year old male cyclist is dead, and another is critically injured, after a vehicle has struck them on the Morrinsville-Walton Road, around 12 kilometres south...

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Are You Man Enough To Drive?

Are You Man Enough To Drive?

Are you man enough to stay in control behind the wheel – is the question posed in the new set of NZTA/ Police adverts aimed at male drivers aged up to 29 years.. It...

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Kumeu School Bus Accident

Kumeu School Bus Accident

One person is dead and two are critically injured after a school bus and a car collided near Old School Rd Kumeu. The three were the people in the car involved. There...

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21,000 Auck Drivers Breath Tested

21,000 Auck Drivers Breath Tested

The number of first time offenders caught drink driving surprised police during a series of blitzes around Auckland City which began Friday night and  ended this...

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Govt Says Driving Is Privilege

Govt Says Driving Is Privilege

If you lose your licence because you have broken the law, be prepared to take the bus. That’s the message from the government today in announcing that taxpayer...

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Passengers Spot Body

Passengers Spot Body

An upsetting discovery this afternoon for people waiting on Brkenhead wharf for the ferry. It was a body which police now confirm as being that of a missing man, ...

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A Missed Try

A Missed Try

The police have tried to explain why what they call “a prominent New Zealander was let off a speeding fine because of who he is.” The rather bizarre...

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Speed Limit Campaign Failed

Speed Limit Campaign Failed

Clearly the Labour weekend campaign to make us believe doing 54k would cause accidents didn’t work -although it did boost the police revenue as I saw drivers...

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Lower Speed For Long Weekend

Lower Speed For Long Weekend

This long weekend, the police are re-introducing the reduced speed tolerance they ran over Queens Birthday. Police will operate a reduced speed tolerance to 4 kilometres...

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Cop Stops Motorcyclist, Assualted

Cop Stops Motorcyclist, Assualted

In the nastiest driving incident so far this Labour weekend, a Tokoroa police officer was assaulted after he pulled over and stopped a motorcyclist. Once stopped,...

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Man Killed On Motorway

Man Killed On Motorway

A man died on the Southern Motorway Manukau this afternoon. Police say the man was hit or in police language was in collision with a truck and trailer unit travelling...

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Laser Shone On Plane

Laser Shone On Plane

Someone directed a laser light on a small aircraft as it flew over Hamilton last night and policve are taking the matter seriously. Senior Sergeant Kevin Anderson...

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