11,000 kilometres of some of the most spectacular and unforgiving roads on the planet

Highway Cops

80 episodes x 30 minutes | TVNZ

Highway Cops is back with ten new episodes for TVNZ 1 in 2021


Southern Constable Dwight Grieve is shaken to the core when he sees the driver in front of him overtake on a blind corner and come head to head with another vehicle. They’re on a stretch of the Milford Highway where medical assistance is at least an hour away.

In Taranaki Sergeant Pat Duffy deals with fleeing drunks and sinister speeds.   The highway policing team from the central North Island are back this season, dealing with breakdowns on The Plateau, fleeing motorbike riders, repeat offending reckless drivers on learner licenses, and a young driver who crashes her car into a lamp post. Luckily her only pain is caused by her dad’s corny jokes.

Our cameras are back in Timaru for the Four and Rotary event weekend, where there’s an abundance of modified cars and mullets, and an impressive moustache. Elsewhere in Canterbury, Senior Constable Simon Brocket deals with the aftermath of Crate Day chaos and crashes.

In Nelson, Senior Constable Alf Blair deals with everything from crashed wheels to lost baby seals as the wet weather brings slippery problems to the roads.

The officers of the Otago Lakes area think they’ve seen it all, but issuing a ticket to Tinky Winky has to be a first. Our pre-Covid filming captured the weird, dangerous, and disturbing driving behaviour when international tourists were still around. Constable Alex Cully makes her series debut and is trying to educate the visitors on her local roads who have often never encountered a driving experience like New Zealand offers.

Highway Cops follows the efforts of our highway patrol officers as they strive to educate and protect everyone on New Zealand’s roads.

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