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An Oamaru man became abusive towards police over an unlawful bonfire on Wednesday night.
Sergeant Blair Wilkinson said police and Fire and Emergency New Zealand were called to the bonfire at a Reed St property at 9.50pm.
A 50-year-old male began abusing police officers, and was arrested and charged with disorderly behaviour.
He was later released and given a formal warning, Sgt Wilkinson said.