Motorists in Central Otago can expect to be stopped any time, anywhere and tested for alcohol by a new five-officer police squad set up specifically to patrol the district's roads.
Police have begun a trial run of technology so traffic infringement notices can be issued with greater efficiency and accuracy.
Police have released the image of the man they say held up a Green Island bank on Tuesday morning, and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
The man in charge of policing coastal Otago roads says anyone speeding, driving while impaired or texting behind the wheel this long weekend should expect to meet one of his officers.
Three police officers were allegedly assaulted, spat at and kicked on Sunday night, by a 37-year-old man who was found breaching his bail and had allegedly earlier stolen petrol from a Mornington petrol station.
Four people have been taken into police custody following a fatal shooting in Nelson in which a 22-year-old man was shot dead.
Halatau Naitoko would have died instantly when accidentally shot by police, a forensic pathologist has told the coroner's inquest into his death.
Police are "totally dissatisfied" with the results of a drink-driving blitz in Dunedin at the weekend after they caught 26 drivers over the legal limit.
A 31-year-old Dunedin woman has been released from hospital after a man attacked her in her home in Argyle St, Mornington, late last night.
A man has described how he was punched and kicked in the face by a 15-year-old youth and two other young men after refusing to give the youth a cigarette.
An off-duty police officer beaten unconscious when he tried to break up a fight near his house in Tuakau, south of Auckland, was today reported to be improving.
Dunedin police are concerned about the wellbeing of a patient missing from Wakari Hospital.
An English tourist has been arrested and charged in relation to a stabbing at the Glenorchy Holiday Park early on Sunday.
A man is dead after crashing his car while fleeing police on the Gordonton-Puketaha Rd, north of Hamilton.
Police need their own bars so they are not hassled by the public when they socialise, their union says.
An 18-year-old woman was knocked unconscious in an incident yesterday.
Police are continuing to investigate a reported home invasion in North Dunedin on Friday.
Balclutha police issued five South Otago youths with $200 fines early on Sunday.
A 23-year-old man's driver's licence was automatically suspended for 28 days after a police laser unit clocked his car travelling at 177kmh on the Dunedin Southern Motorway, near Fairfield, at the...