Wayward car at rest on headstone

An old, crumbling headstone in the Waitati Cemetery was further damaged on Thursday night when a car landed on it, police say.

The car was still stuck on the headstone yesterday when police arrived after the occupants called a local towing company requesting a tow, Senior Sergeant Mel Aitken, of Dunedin, said.

Hunt for arsonist goes on

Wanaka police are relieved no fires were lit on the corner of Chalmers St and Stratford Tce yesterday but continue to chase every lead as they hunt the person responsible for six deliberately-lit fires at the site since January 9.

Car taken

An 18-year-old Mosgiel man who admitted performing "burn-outs" on Johnston St, Clinton, last weekend had his car impounded by police yesterday.

Driver charged after chase

A short but high-speed car chase in Dunedin, in which a motorist allegedly fled from a police patrol car at speeds of up to 137kmh in Mosgiel, ended when the pursued car turned into a dead-end street, police say.

Officers could have stopped drunk driver: Authority

Police could have stopped a drunk driver getting behind the wheel before he went on to kill three young people in Taranaki in 2005, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found.

116 arrests in city this year

One hundred and sixteen people were arrested in Dunedin during the first ten days of this year, with 34 of them during the weekend.

Motorcyclist killed, wife injured

Motorcyclist killed, wife injured

A 38-year-old male motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a car in the Waitomo district.

Police targeting drugs criminals

Police are targeting criminals in the drugs trade as part of a clampdown on methamphetamine and drug trafficking.

Teenage girl assaulted in Timaru

Police investigating an assault on a 15-year-old girl in Timaru last night say they are treating the incident as serious, even though she was unhurt.

Man dies at Lake Taupo

A 52 year old man from Palmerston North collapsed and died suddenly at Lake Taupo this afternoon.

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