Balclutha's liquor ban area could be extended after police
voiced concerns about groups of people drinking in the town.
The Police Commissioner-in-waiting, Mike Bush, has begun
poorly with his ''apology'' over remarks made last year in a
funeral eulogy for retired detective inspector Bruce Hutton.
The Southern district's top policeman has rejected a claim
police are not attending smaller crimes as the organisation
undergoes major changes.
Southern district police officers are on the beat, after
recording the largest increase in foot patrols in the
An out-of-control car crashed into the Queenstown Playcentre
playground yesterday. No children were at the playcentre,
which was closed for Waitangi Day.
Golf course clubs in the South are being targeted by thieves
on the hunt for ready cash.
The wheelchair-bound woman whose car was stolen while she was
in hospital is grateful for offers to repair the windows of
her damaged vehicle.
Welcome to the DCC - the new crime-fighting District Command
Policing in Otago and Southland is undergoing ''significant
changes'' aimed at maximising frontline policing while
reducing administration time, the Southern district's top cop
With the possibility of further restructuring across the
Southern policing district, Balclutha reporter Helena de Reus
takes a moment to look at our small community stations.
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