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Police seize firearms, ammo in Gisborne

Location: Eastern Police have recovered a plethora of firearms and parts for them during a search warrant in Gisborne. The Tairāwhiti Police Investigations Team made the discovery on 11 July [...] Read More

Offender served helping of justice thanks to no plates

Location: Eastern Attribute to Sergeant Neil Baker, Waipukurau Police. A police patrol noticed a male driving with no licence plates on his vehicle in Waipawa shortly before 7.30pm last night [...] Read More

Location: Eastern Attribute to Detective Steve Leonard, Hawke’s Bay Criminal Investigations Branch A night-long crime spree across Hawke’s Bay was unravelled by two boys’ desire for lollies. Between midnight and [...] Read More

Location: Eastern Police are asking for the public’s help after a recent incident in Napier where shots were fired towards an address. Officers were called to Clarence Cox Crescent about [...] Read More

Police curb ‘outrageous riding behaviour’

Location: Eastern Attributable to acting Sergeant David Power: Two motorbikes have been seized as Police work to curb dangerous riding behaviour in Napier.  Police have received a large number of [...] Read More

Location: Eastern Members of the Wairoa community can be reassured that we have officers on the streets working to keep people and property safe. We continue to support impacted communities [...] Read More

Location: Eastern Following a post-mortem examination, Police can advise the body located in Central Hawkes Bay on Tuesday afternoon is that of 66-year old Earle (Pat) Taka who was reported [...] Read More

Location: Eastern Police can now release the names of the three fishermen found deceased on the Māhia coastline this morning. They were 37-year-old Elwood Higgins of Gisborne, 33-year-old Taina Sinoti [...] Read More

Location: Eastern Three bodies have been located on the shore at Mahia early this morning, following a search and rescue operation. Formal identification is ongoing, but they are believed to [...] Read More

Location: Eastern Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant John McCarthy: Police have identified three young people believed to be responsible for a bomb threat at a Pirimai, Napier business today. Police [...] Read More

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Small FM (Formally Magic FM Network) has been operating in Napier as an LPFM (Low Power FM) Radio Station, and for the last 29 years and has been listed as the first and longest running LPFM Radio Station in New Zealand. Back in 1995 we bought parts from the UK […]