Previous major events

Find archived information about past major events that New Zealand Police have responded to.

Operation Pike - West Coast Pike River Mine explosion

View information about the Pike River Mine explosion of 19 November, 2010.… More

Christchurch earthquake

View a summary of the effects of the Christchurch earthquake which occurred on Tuesday 22 February, 2011.… More

Christchurch attacks

Response timeline and other information relating to the Christchurch terror attacks of 15 March 2019.… More

Whakaari / White Island eruption

Whakaari / White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano, erupted at around 2.11pm on Monday 9 December 2019.… More