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Fatal Crash – Cromwell-Clyde Highway, Cromwell Gorge

Police can now name the victim of a fatal crash on Cromwell-Clyde Highway at around 6:35am on Wednesday 27 March. He was Kelan Michael Ray...

Appeal for sightings of red Mitsubishi Triton ute in Queenstown investigation

Queenstown Police are asking anyone who saw a Mitsubishi Triton Ute, similar to the one shown in the photo above, driving in Hanley’s Farm...

Rodent issue re-surfaces at Dunedin supermarket

South Dunedin's Woolworths, previously known as Countdown, has encountered yet another couple of rat sightings, approximately a month after taking extensive pest eradication measures. After...

Pukaki crash: Police appeal for witnesses

As an investigation into a fatal crash on State Highway 8 at Pukaki on 30 March continues, Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed...

Queenstown laundromat owner ordered to pay former employee $60,000

The Employment Relations Authority has ruled in favour of Vanessa Chandler, a former employee and close friend of Jody King, the sole director of...

Wānaka New World stores defy Easter trading laws

Foodstuffs' New World supermarkets in Wānaka have sparked controversy by opting to keep their doors open throughout the Easter weekend, flouting trading regulations that...

Vehicle located in search of missing Dunedin man

Dunedin Police have located a vehicle in the search for a missing 44-year-old man. 'Jon' was last seen on Tuesday 12 March in Dalmore, and...

Five arrested over serious assault in Dunedin last week

Dunedin Police have arrested and charged five people in relation to a serious assault on Selwyn Street on Saturday 2 March. A number of search...

Beehive thieves target Cromwell property

Cromwell Police are appealing for the public’s help after dozens of beehives were stolen from a Mount Pisa property. The burglary is thought to have...

Dunedin organised crime operation busted

A 67-year-old man has been arrested and charged with numerous offences following a search warrant in Dunedin this week. On Monday 4 March, Southern District...

Man charged with manslaughter in relation to fatal crash, State Highway 6, Queenstown

A man previously charged in relation to a crash near Queenstown last year has had his charge upgraded. The crash on 16 December 2023 happened...

Police continue to appeal for information following mayday call

Dunedin Police have located a boat on Blackhead Beach, unrelated to yesterday’s appeal. There are plans to have this boat removed. Police continue to urge anyone...

Dunedin Police seeking information following mayday call

Police are seeking information from the public following a mayday call this afternoon from the Dunedin area. The call was received around 3:35pm and did...

Robertson to retire from politics

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Grant Robertson has announced his retirement from politics. Robertson was the 'right-hand man' of former Prime Minister Jacinda...

Second-time tax offender jailed

A Dunedin company director has been jailed after being convicted for a second time for failure to pay PAYE. Leslie John McKenzie plead guilty to...

Alexandra Police appeal for information following damage to public toilets

Alexandra Police are investigating after multiple reports of wilful damage to public toilets across the area over January. Significant damage is reported to have occurred...

Arrest made in relation to death of Gurjit Singh

Police investigating the death of Dunedin man Gurjit Singh have arrested a 33-year-old man this morning. The man will appear in Dunedin District Court later...

Highlanders win pre-season hit-out against Moana Pasifika in Queenstown

The Highlanders came from behind to beat Moana Pasifika 36-28 in Queenstown in the their first hit-out before the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season. Initially...

Death of Gurjit Singh now a homicide investigation as police confirm death caused by multiple stab wounds

Dunedin Police can advise a homicide investigation is continuing into the death of Gurjit Singh at a Hillary Street address in Dunedin on Sunday. The...

Police investigating unexplained death of 27-year-old man in Dunedin

Dunedin-based investigators and Christchurch-based ESR scientists continue to examine the scene of an unexplained death at a property in Hillary Street, Dunedin. Police can now...

Dunedin South Countdown rat problem being urgently addressed

The Dunedin South Countdown store is currently dealing with a rat infestation, as confirmed by staff and first reported by the Otago Daily Times. Despite...

Police updates – fatal crashes Melville, Waitaki and Queenstown

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 26 January 2024. Fatal crash – Waitaki Police can confirm one person has died following a crash in Omarama. The...

Exploited migrant employee ‘felt like a prisoner’

A young migrant worker says she felt like a "prisoner" and regretted coming to New Zealand after being seriously exploited by her Central Otago...

Have you seen Blair?

Southern Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate missing 55-year-old Blair. He was last seen on the evening of Friday January 12 in...

Police seek sightings of man found deceased in Lake Wanaka on New Year’s Eve

Police can now release the name of the man whose body was located deceased in Lake Wanaka on New Years Eve. He was 32-year-old Codey...

Body found in Wanaka identified

The person located deceased in Wānaka this morning has been identified. Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.

Fatal crash on State Highway 6, Gibbston Highway

Police can advise one person has died following a crash on State Highway 6/Gibbston Valley earlier this morning. The crash was reported at 7:42 this...

Police updates – fatal crashes Dannevirke, Waipatu & Clarendon, Hastings water incident

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 16 December 2023. Fatal Crash, Waihola Highway, Clarendon Police can advise one person has died following a two vehicle...

‘High-risk driving behaviours’ in Cardrona Valley targeted

Police have stopped a large number of drivers following an operation targeting high risk driving behaviour in Central Otago on Tuesday 12 December. Police conducted...

Arrest made following Dunedin fire

Dunedin Police have today charged a 57-year-old man in relation to a fire at a vacant boarding house on Phillip Street on Friday, 27...

Police updates – missing Gisborne man, crashes in Christchurch and Dunedin, Cambridge assault

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 13 October 2023. Arrests made following assault in Cambridge Two youths have been arrested following an assault near a...

Update – Incident, Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport remains closed and there are no flights into and out of Queenstown at present. NZDF Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit are due to arrive...

NPC: North Harbour 27 – 24 Otago

North Harbour have beaten Otago 27-24 in their Round 5 Bunnings NPC clash this evening at North Harbour Stadium. https://youtu.be/p-ByqhBP_3c?si=hODrhQ4QGc7WmypK

NPC: Bay of Plenty 38 – 14 Otago

Bay of Plenty have beaten Otago 38-14 in their Round 5 NPC clash today at Bay Park in Tauranga. https://youtu.be/zj406nKNhwY?si=G15_w98n0TBNdma3

Death following workplace incident in Balclutha

One person has died following a workplace incident on Barnego Road, Balclutha yesterday afternoon. Emergency services were called at around 4.25pm. Sadly, one person died at...

Appeal for witnesses following Titri fatal crash

Police investigating a multiple-fatality crash south of Dunedin yesterday are seeking help from the public. Two people died and four were seriously or critically injured...

Two rescued after avalanche on the Remarkables

Two people have been accounted for and are safe following an avalanche on the Remarkables, Queenstown. Three helicopters were used to fly in ski patrol...

Police updates: Operation Metallic Red, Hawke’s Bay fleeing driver incident

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 6 June 2023. Operation Metallic Red: Police operation sees arrests and bikes impounded Police made numerous arrests and impounded...

Police updates – fatal crashes Hunterville and Botany, Dunedin firearms incident

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 1 June 2023. Name release, fatal crash, SH1, Hunterville Police are now in a position to release the name...

Police updates – Loafers Lodge number of victims confirmed, fatal crashes in Ward and Dunedin

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 27 May 2023. Newtown fire update As a result of the detailed, methodical search, Police can confirm the total...

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