Police

Southern police lead the way

Southern police lead the way

The Southern police district is leading the country in reducing serious road crashes, and performing well in all other key policing services.

Criminal escaped on smoking break

Criminal escaped on smoking break

A dangerous criminal escaped custody at the Dunedin Central police station while outside on a smoking break, police have confirmed.

Police decline to say how man escaped

Police decline to say how man escaped

Dunedin police will not reveal how a man, whom they described as a dangerous criminal, was able to escape from custody at the Dunedin Central police station this week.

Young women filmed in the act

Young women filmed in the act

CCTV footage showing two young women apparently urinating on the floor of an inner-city business has been handed to Dunedin police.

Swoop nets 'crime family'

Swoop nets 'crime family'

A 78-year-old woman and 76-year-old man are among 17 people, most with connections to the Invercargill-based Road Knights motorcycle gang, charged after police swooped on 14 properties yesterday.

Container not linked to fraudster

A tip-off that a container may have been linked to the convicted fraudster Michael Swann sparked a fruitless police search yesterday.

Mystery object 'may have been moved'

Mystery object 'may have been moved' Cruel twist of fate ends love story

Police investigating an unexplained death near Lake Hawea last week are considering the possibility the mystery object that struck and killed motorist Rutger Hale was moved from the accident scene.

New police head wants safety in South

New police head wants safety in South

Southern District's new police commander wants his patch to become the safest place in the world.

Victim named in mystery road death

Victim named in mystery road death

Police in Wanaka are interviewing the driver of a white four wheel drive utility in connection with their inquiry into the death of a motorist on SH6 between Wanaka and Lake Hawea early on Thursday morning. 

Police to be out in force at weekend

Police to be out in force at weekend

Extra police will be on patrol this Labour Day, and drivers are urged to plan their journey to ensure safe travel this holiday weekend.

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