Some serial tyre slashers appear to be at large in Dunedin and Mosgiel. Meanwhile, a burglar wearing high-vis vest was chased from a Dunedin property after stealing a laptop.
Suicides in the South are at their highest level in at least 10 years, new figures show.
Fire crews were called to a home in North East Valley after an electrical fire early this morning.
A shearers' van crashed on an icy road near Lee Stream early yesterday, injuring five people, none of who were wearing seat belts.
The fire risk in coastal Otago is set to triple, as climate change transforms local forests into a tinderbox on Dunedin's doorstep.
Firefighters were called to a blaze at Kaikorai Valley College after a fire broke out in the smoke stack of the school's boiler.
As police review proposals for a facial recognition system, southern councils are refusing to say whether they are comfortable with their CCTV footage being used with the technology.
A crucial piece of evidence in an investigation into missing Dunedin woman Tuitania Barclay was destroyed, a television programme has revealed.
One lane of the Southern Motorway was blocked this afternoon while emergency services responded to a nose-to-tail crash.
Police are hoping a TV programme will help them crack the case of Tuitania Barclay, a Dunedin mother missing for more than 15 years.
Dunedin fire crews were called to another suspicious blaze at an abandoned rest-home in Mornington early yesterday.
Dunedin fire crews were called to a suspicious fire in Mornington early this morning.
A police officer euthanised a cattle beast in Evansdale yesterday afternoon after it was hit by a train.
A raid on a trailer-sailer yacht and yet another instance of missing garden gear were among the assortment of burglaries and break-ins reported to Southern police this week.
Fire crews were called to extinguish a car fire in Mornington this afternoon.
A Dunedin police officer was struck by a courier van while attending a crash yesterday evening.
A young woman sustained serious injuries after her car crashed into a power pole in Waimumu, west of Gore this morning.
A Milton couple whose cow was killed in a series of livestock shootings in January have criticised police for a lack of progress on the investigation.
A cyclist and driver who became embroiled in a violent road rage incident in central Dunedin yesterday morning both reported the incident to police.
Reports of burglaries and break-ins ranging from the bizarre to the mundane continue to roll in to Dunedin police.