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40 cops descend on Gore address as part of meth supply operation

As part of a joint operation targeting the supply of methamphetamine in the Gore community a woman has been arrested and a quantity of...

Police seek witnesses to fatal Invercargill crash

Police investigating a fatal crash in Invercargill on Monday want to speak with any witnesses to the crash. The crash occurred on the Bluff Highway,...

Police updates – fatal crashes Mossburn and Alfredton

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 6 February 2024. Fatal crash, Alfredton Police can advise one person has died following a crash involving a motorcycle...

Appeal for witnesses following crash in Winton township

Winton Police are continuing to investigate following a serious crash on State Highway 6 in the Winton township yesterday afternoon. One person was transported to...

Police updates – fatal crashes SH25 Kereta and SH94 Fiordland

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 7 January 2024. Name release - State Highway 25 crash Police can now name the man who died in...

Have you seen Bailey?

Police are appealing to the public for information on the whereabouts of 18-year-old Bailey Keen, who was last seen on Wednesday 27th December, on...

Information sought about Te Anau flares

Invercargill Police are wanting to speak to anybody who has information on flares that were let off last night. Shortly before 10pm, Police received reports...

Fonterra worker awarded $30K over face mask dismissal

The dairy giant was ordered to pay former canteen supervisor Gillian Smyth $30,000 plus 14 months of lost wages, and backpay of superannuation from...

Police updates – unexplained death in Levin, fatal crashes Tuturau and Western Springs

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 23 November 2023. Update: Serious crash, Wyndham Road, Tuturau Police can advise that one person has died following a...

Car thefts on the rise in Southland, police warn

Over recent months Police have noted a sharp increase in the number of motor vehicles being stolen in Invercargill and throughout Southland. Vehicles targeted are...

Book scam a real page turner

When an elderly gentleman came to see him at Gore station speaking in code and talking about local corruption between a Gore bank and...

Man injured following firearms incident, Heidelberg

Police are making enquiries after a man was injured during a firearms incident in Mavora Crescent, Heidelberg, late last night. Emergency services were called to...

Police updates – Kinloch missing person, Invercargill youths caught following car thefts

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 29 July 2023. Update: Search for person, Kinloch, Taupo Police continued the search for Missing woman Jan-Marie Burton yesterday...

Mavora Lakes missing children found safe and well

The two children reported missing in Mavora Lakes area have been located and are safe and well. At around 10am today searchers located the two...

Search for missing children in Mavora Lakes Southland continues

Searchers have been out overnight in the Mavora Lakes area in Southland, after two children failed to return from a bush walk yesterday afternoon. At...

Operation Pakari – 20 people arrested

At least 20 people have been arrested and 85 charges filed in Operation Pakari, a Southland-based termination focused on violent offending. There have been 20...

Arrests following Southland operation

Months of investigative work has led to the arrest of more than 10 people with known gang links in Southland, for offences as serious...

Milk tanker spill in Brydone, Southland

Emergency services are currently in attendance on SH1 near Nicholson Road, Brydone, Southland, after milk has spilled from a tanker. The road is expected to...

Gore deer killing – police seek information from the public

Police are investigating following a report of a deer being killed in the deer park of Martin Street, Gore. Police believe this has occurred over...

Tuatapere firearms incident – arrests made

Invercargill Police have today arrested two people in relation to a firearms incident this week. About 11pm on Wednesday, Police received a report that a...

Arrests following investigations into Invercargill burglaries

Invercargill Police have made further arrests relating to the alleged ram raid style burglary of the Pomona St Discount and Vape store on 14...

Jaspreet Boparai: ‘Freedom is not free’

Kiwi activist, scholar, mum, farmer and, most recently, councillor for Southland, Jaspreet Boparai has lived with her young family in New Zealand for 14...

Fatal crash in Southland overnight

One person has died in a single car crash in Southland overnight. Emergency services were called to North Makarewa Grove Bush Road near the intersection...

Fatal crash in Mataura

One person has died following an earlier two-vehicle crash on Main Street, Mataura. The incident occurred near the intersection with Cardigan Bay Road at around...

Suspicious fire at Invercargil Cook Islands Church – police seek witnesses

Police are seeking witnesses to, or anyone who may have footage of, a suspicious fire at the Cook Islands Christian Church in Invercargill today. Police...

Man charged following tree poisoning in Tuatapere

A 54-year-old Tuatapere resident has been charged with Criminal Damage, relating to the deliberate poisoning of more than 200 trees in a public reserve. The...

Burt Munro Challenge – police urge safe driving

Riders traveling to the Burt Munro Challenge are reminded that our public roads aren’t the place to test the limits of your bike. Southland Police...

Police updates – fatal crashes Benneydale and Winton Dipton Highway

Updates on crimes and investigations for 2 February 2023. Name release – fatal crash, Dipton Winton Highway Police can now confirm the name of the person...

Invercargill dairy aggravated robbery – witnesses sought

Invercargill Police are appealing for witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Invercargill last night. About 9.10pm on 30th January, 2023, an offender entered the On...

Homicide investigation following incident in Invercargill earlier this month, victim named

Invercargill Police will proceed with a homicide investigation after a woman, who was seriously assaulted earlier this month, died overnight in Christchurch Hospital. Police were...

Police updates – Edendale fatal crash, South Auckland gang convoy

Updates on crimes and investigations for 28 December 2022. Person dies following Edendale, Southland crash Police can confirm a man has died following a single-vehicle road...

Workplace tractor death in Tuturau, Southland

About 1.30pm today, Southland Police were alerted to an incident involving a tractor at a rural workplace, on Wyndham Rd, Tuturau. Sadly, a man was...

Police updates – Bluff Harbour tragedy, Rongotea fatal crash, Taupo shoplifter nabbed

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 24 December 2022. Name release- Bluff harbour Police are now in a position to name the man who died...

Four more arrests made in Invercargill gun incident investigation

Police have arrested four additional people in relation to a firearms incident on Earn Street, Invercargill on Saturday 17 December. After the initial arrest of...

Arrest made in Invercargill firearms incident

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in relation to a firearms incident on Earn Street, Invercargill on Saturday. The man has been charged with wounding...

Sightings of white Toyota Camry sought in Invercargill firearms incident

Invercargill Police are making enquiries after a firearms incident on Earn Street, Invercargill at about 7.20pm last night. One person later presented at hospital with...

Witnesses sought to Mataura dirt bike crash

Southern Police are calling for anyone who witnessed a crash in Mataura on 13 December to get in contact. About 5.15pm on Tuesday, Police were...

Man charged following serious incident in Heidelberg overnight

Invercargill Police have arrested a man following a serious incident overnight which has left a woman in critical condition. Police were called to a Mavora...

Police updates – Jacks Bay death, Hastings bar incident, Spencer Park fatality

Updates on crimes and investigations for 14 November 2022. Person dies following incident at Spencer Park Police can confirm a person has died at Spencer Park...

Police updates – Fatal crashes Opotiki, Winton, Mitimiti, Kerikeri, Ngaruawahia fire

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 8 November 2022. Update: Serious crash, Winton Police can confirm one person has died in a three-vehicle crash at...

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