Remorseful robber gives back money

A 21-year-old Wanaka man faces theft charges after stealing a taxi driver's takings on Friday night.

Senior Constable Bruce McLean said the man handed himself in to police and returned the stolen money the following day.

The man would appear in court on August 18, Snr Const McLean said.

• Wanaka police arrested an intoxicated male at 1.20am yesterday for disorderly behaviour, after he spat on a bouncer who refused him entry to a Post Office Lane bar.

The man was released with a pre-charge warning.