A fire in a skip in Musselburgh early on Saturday is being treated as suspicious and will be investigated along with four other fires police believe to be the work of an arsonist.
The Anzac partnership - and traditional trans-Tasman rivalry - will be honoured in Queenstown next week with a special rugby game.
A constable in the armed offenders squad holds police puppy Vann at a squad training day in Dunedin.
The majority of the Southern district's new 37 officers will be ''boots on the ground'' frontline staff, its top policeman says.
Police investigating the death of a 38-year-old man in Dunedin say they do not believe it to be suspicious.
A Dunedin police officer says being confronted by a drunk man wielding a knife was the scariest moment of his 25-year career.
After a far from clean getaway, police are on the hunt for a campus criminal who committed a dirty deed.
Authorities are lamenting a horror first three months on southern roads, as 13 deaths make it the deadliest start to a year since 1995.
Police were called to a Mosgiel primary school which went into lockdown yesterday morning after a man with a knife was seen on its grounds.
Police have received three other complaints of a sexual nature since two attacks occurred little over an hour apart in the student quarter.
Three women were sexually assaulted in two incidents little over an hour apart in North Dunedin on Friday night.
Three men have been charged with burglary after they were arrested in the old National Bank building in Dunedin.
A woman has been taken to hospital after her car smashed into VTNZ's Teviot St office.
A driver was seriously injured and more than 100 people lost electricity after a car hit a power pole in Mosgiel early today.
Police have released the name of a woman who died after being hit by a vehicle in central Dunedin at the weekend.
Police are investigating after a fire at a playground in Mosgiel last night.
Police are appealing for information about four assaults in the North Dunedin area at the weekend.
The thin blue line also appears to have a thinning waistline, and the number of officers unfit to serve has dropped by more than 70% in the past four years, official figures show.
Police are searching for witnesses to two assaults linked to the same offender in central Dunedin early on Saturday.
The Otago Corrections Facility staff assaulted by prisoners on Saturday will return to work this week.