'Religious' door-knocking prompts calls to police

Police were contacted by two concerned groups of residents after two men knocked on their doors claiming to be religious but asking whether any men lived at the addresses.

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond, of Dunedin, said police were called to addresses on Cargill St and York Pl in the city about 6.15pm yesterday after reports of two males door-knocking, claiming to be doing "religious surveys".

The men were asking women who answered the door whether males lived at the addresses.

"They're two males [asking], which is concerning."

Police were following up with the men involved, Snr Sgt Bond said.

In July, similar concerns were raised after a spate of religious door-knocking incidents prompted Campus Watch to contact police. 






Local trusted journalism matters - now more than ever

As the Covid-19 pandemic brings the world into uncharted waters, Star Media journalists and photographers continue to report local stories that matter everyday - yours.

For more than 152 years our journalists have provided Cantabrians with local news that can be trusted. It’s more important now than ever to keep Cantabrians connected.

As our advertising has fallen during the pandemic, support from you our reader is crucial.

You can help us continue to provide local news you can trust simply by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter