The New Zealand Police Gazette 1877 to 1945 is available at Papers Past, thanks to the National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga O Aotearoa.
"Like its predecessors, the New Zealand Police Gazette was a working tool for the police. It contained descriptions of crimes, wanted offenders, missing people, deserters, stolen items, and lost and found property, as well as notices about police appointments or promotions. It also published reports of discharged prisoners which, as well as listing the prisoner’s name, offence, date and place of trial, and sentence, included information about their occupation, height, eye and hair colour. From 1905 until 1917, relevant law reports were also included – after that the law reports were published as a separate title."