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2 November 2017 12:07 AM Four men in court after record cocaine bust

Four men have appeared in the Tauranga District Court after police seized a record haul of cocaine estimated to be worth $20 million. A five-month long inquiry by Customs and police uncovered 46kg of the drug at a local address on Wednesday in what was the largest single seizure of the drug in New Zealand. The two organisations joined forces to carry 130

1 November 2017 7:20 PM Cartels keen to grow Kiwi cocaine market

The seizure of a record haul of cocaine that was smuggled into Tauranga yesterday is a sign international drug cartels are taking a keen interest in growing New Zealand's small cocaine market, officials say. Some 46kg of cocaine, with a street value of $20 million, was seized at a Tauranga address yesterday after a five-month investigation by police 113

1 November 2017 3:49 PM New York truck attacker planned for weeks and carried out rampage in the name of ISIS, officials say

NEW YORK — Investigators probing the background of the 29-year-old man they say mowed down pedestrians and cyclists on a Manhattan bike path believe he was a lone wolf who became “radicalized domestically” while living in the United States, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said Wednesday. Officials say the suspected attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, was influenced 63

1 November 2017 4:37 AM Biggest cocaine seizure in NZ history

Customs and police were happy to talk about some of the details of New Zealand largest ever cocaine bust in Tauranga today, but not all questions were answered at the police and customs press conference this afternoon. The 46kg of cocaine with an estimated value of $20 million was hidden in what is believed to be the sea chest near the rudder of the Maersk 83

1 November 2017 1:32 AM $20m cocaine bust in Tauranga

Four men have been arrested after $20 million in cocaine was seized in Tauranga. A five-month long inquiry by Customs and police uncovered the haul of 46kg of the drug at an address in Tauranga early this morning. "Customs commenced the operation after an investigation into smaller methamphetamine seizures, resulting in several arrests, identified persons 92

29 October 2017 3:56 PM Austrian police hunt gunman after two killed in shooting

ZURICH (Reuters) - Austrian police are searching for a 66-year-old man suspected of shooting dead two neighbors and wounding a third before escaping in a white Volkswagen van. The suspect from the Graz area is suspected of killing a 64-year-old man and a 65-year-old woman and wounding a 48-year-old woman in a dispute among neighbors, Styria province 47

28 October 2017 7:42 AM Three rescued from water at Port Waikato

A chilly bin in the water led a passing boatie to three people in the water from a capsized boat at Port Waikato. Three people have been rescued near the notorious Waikato River mouth sand bar after a passing boatie followed debris floating in the water, including a chilly bin. It's understood the trio got into difficulty about 10.30am on Saturday when their 42

28 October 2017 5:33 AM Women lost months at sea credit dogs for keeping spirits up

Honolulu — A planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a small sailboat didn't start off well for two Honolulu women. One of their cellphones washed overboard and sank into the deep blue water on their first day at sea. From there, things got worse. Much worse. About a month into their trip, bad weather caused their engine to lose power. Their mast was damaged 51

28 October 2017 3:12 AM Trio rescued following capsize on Port Waikato Bar

At 1157 hours this morning Coastguard Radio was notified by a member of the public who had just crossed the Waikato Bar that they’d come across debris suspected off a vessel in the water. Shortly after Surf Life Guards from Sunset Beach reported a sighting on a capsized vessel and were tasked along with Guards from Kariotahi and the Police Eagle Helicopter 48

28 October 2017 1:01 AM Body found in search of missing man

A body has been found in Waihi that is believed to be Grant Ridley who has been missing for quite some time. While undertaking a search of farmland in the Waihi area this morning, Search and Rescue personnel located the body. While formal identification is yet to take place, Police say they believe it is 46-year-old Grant Ridley who has been missing 58