Hamish McNeilly

'Tactical options' save day

'Tactical options' save day

A sole-charge police officer says he was not scared when an offender armed with a steel bar confronted him at an isolated rural property.

Police using 'minimum' force

Southern District police officers are resolving incidents with a ''minimum application of force'', district commander Superintendent Andrew Coster says.

Man charged with assaulting officer

A man has been charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, after a steady weekend for police in Dunedin.

Quad bike rider more than double legal limit

A recidivist drink-driver was apprehended by police near Tapanui on Sunday night after allegedly driving intoxicated to the pub on a quad bike.

Drinking no part of charity efforts

Drinking no part of charity efforts

A cancer charity fundraiser that, for some, had mutated into a viral drinking game, has shocked Southern participants.

Large rise in LSD-mimic drug interceptions

Dodgy drugs destined for Dunedin have been intercepted by New Zealand Customs, it has been revealed.

Notices issued as police target tardy drivers

Notices issued as police target tardy drivers

An hour-long driving blitz yesterday resulted in more than a dozen drivers issued with infringement notices, while one driver was found to owe taxpayers $23,000 in overdue fines.

Arrest by AOS following assault

Arrest by AOS following assault

A man who assaulted his partner was taken into custody by the armed offenders squad at a rural Southland location yesterday, police said yesterday.

'Black market' drug warning

'Black market' drug warning

Students having to be hospitalised after taking ''bad drugs'' has prompted a call for regulation.

Disappearance of woman 'suspicious'

A cold case of the disappearance of a Dunedin mother is being treated as suspicious, police say.