Three fine dodgers were told to pay up on arrival at Dunedin
International Airport this month.
Last week, a 19-year-old woman was arrested by police for
outstanding fine warrants and reparations totalling $1047.32.
She was taken to Dunedin District Court to arrange payment
the following day, Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken said.
Also this month a male was stopped on his way into the
country concerning $500 in overdue fines, which ''he paid on
Another male was stopped for owing $1000 worth of fines, and
arrangements were made for him to pay straight away, Snr Sgt
Steve Aitken said.
All three cases were of New Zealanders who had left the
country without paying their fines, and those debts had
remained outstanding, he said.
''The message is simple ... people should pay their fines.''
Fine dodgers had agreed to repay more than $10 million in
overdue fines during the past four years, the Otago Daily
Times reported earlier this year.
From June 2009 to June 2012, 500 travellers with outstanding
fines were stopped at the country's airports and ports,
including six arriving in Dunedin.
The majority of travellers were stopped in Auckland (376),
followed by Christchurch (54), Wellington (52), and Hamilton