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21 days ago

Police locate dinghy in search for missing man

The Team from New Zealand Police

Police have this morning located the tender (dinghy) belonging to missing Waiheke Island man Erno Bedo.

The tender 'Holly' was spotted by members of the public on the east side of Motutapu Island around 9:15am, and has been recovered by officers from the Police Maritime Unit.

Mr Bedo, … View more
Police have this morning located the tender (dinghy) belonging to missing Waiheke Island man Erno Bedo.

The tender 'Holly' was spotted by members of the public on the east side of Motutapu Island around 9:15am, and has been recovered by officers from the Police Maritime Unit.

Mr Bedo, 73, remains missing, and the search continues today with assistance from Navy search specialists.

The Police National Dive Squad are en route to Oneroa Bay, and will begin searching later today, weather permitting.

Police are again appealing for any sightings of Mr Bedo.

If you have any information which may be useful for Police, please contact 105 and quote file number 210528/2026.

Any urgent sightings of Mr Bedo can be reported to 111.

We are grateful to those members of the public who have provided information so far.

22 days ago

Can you help?

The Team from New Zealand Police

Police are seeking help from the public in the search for a man missing from Waiheke Island.

Erno Bedo was reported missing yesterday, and was last seen on Sunday 23 May at Oneroa Bay.

The 73-year-old is described as Caucasian, of average build, and was last known to be wearing a black and green … View more
Police are seeking help from the public in the search for a man missing from Waiheke Island.

Erno Bedo was reported missing yesterday, and was last seen on Sunday 23 May at Oneroa Bay.

The 73-year-old is described as Caucasian, of average build, and was last known to be wearing a black and green two-tone jacket, with a shirt underneath.

He lives on a boat, called Holly, which is still moored in Oneroa Bay, however the tender (dinghy) is missing.

The tender, also called ‘Holly’, is painted bright orange or yellow.

It has not been located despite an extensive shoreline search.

The Police National Dive Squad is scheduled to undertake a search in Oneroa Bay tomorrow, weather-permitting.

Police are appealing for any sightings of Mr Bedo or his tender.

If you have any information which may be useful for Police, please contact 105 and quote file number 210528/2026.

Any urgent sightings of Mr Bedo or his tender can be reported to 111.

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93 days ago

Man sought following firearms incident in Mount Maunganui

The Team from New Zealand Police

Western Bay of Plenty Police are searching for a man who allegedly fired a shot at Police earlier this morning.

Just before 3am today a Police unit identified a man they believed to be Aren Curtis, 31, driving a black-coloured Audi car in Mount Maunganui.

Aren Curtis currently has warrants to… View more
Western Bay of Plenty Police are searching for a man who allegedly fired a shot at Police earlier this morning.

Just before 3am today a Police unit identified a man they believed to be Aren Curtis, 31, driving a black-coloured Audi car in Mount Maunganui.

Aren Curtis currently has warrants to arrest for failing to appear in court.

The unit signalled for him to stop the vehicle on Truman Lane in Mount Maunganui however he failed to do so.

Police did not pursue the vehicle however spikes were successfully used and the vehicle came to a stop on Seaspray Drive.

He got out of the vehicle and was being pursued on foot by Police staff when he allegedly fired a shot in their direction.

Nobody was injured as a result.

Cordons were initially put in place near Seaspray Drive however they have now been removed. The Eagle helicopter also assisted in the search.

Thankfully our staff attending this incident were not injured however this could have had a very different result.

If you know the whereabouts of Aren Curtis, we are asking you to contact us immediately and let us know where he is. He should not be approached.

We want to reassure the public that there will be an increased Police presence in the area today as we actively search for Mr Curtis.

Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Police on 111 and quote event number P045870211.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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113 days ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for the next seven days.

More details available at www.covid19.govt.nz....

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126 days ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 11:59pm tonight, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for three days until midnight Wednesday.

More information on the Alert Levels here: covid19.govt.nz...

For everything you need to know visit … View more
From 11:59pm tonight, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for three days until midnight Wednesday.

More information on the Alert Levels here: covid19.govt.nz...

For everything you need to know visit www.covid19.govt.nz....

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