Police are out in force as part of a district-wide operation targeting driving behaviour.
The public's interaction with the police is changing - and not for the better, Labour police spokeswoman Jacinda Ardern says.
A Dunedin man was pepper-sprayed and tasered by police after allegedly assaulting officers following an early morning pursuit through the city in a stolen vehicle.
A Dunedin driver who lost his leg after his truck collided with a cow holds no grudge against police.
The Southern district's top policeman has rejected a claim police are not attending smaller crimes as the organisation undergoes major changes.
A Waimate woman is thought to be one of three women allegedly seduced and then swindled out of money and possessions by an online dating fraudster.
Balclutha's liquor ban area could be extended after police voiced concerns about groups of people drinking in the town.
A disqualified teen driver's decision to flee police, sparking a pursuit through central Dunedin, has angered police.
The Police Commissioner-in-waiting, Mike Bush, has begun poorly with his ''apology'' over remarks made last year in a funeral eulogy for retired detective inspector Bruce Hutton.
Southern district police officers are on the beat, after recording the largest increase in foot patrols in the country.
An out-of-control car crashed into the Queenstown Playcentre playground yesterday. No children were at the playcentre, which was closed for Waitangi Day.
The wheelchair-bound woman whose car was stolen while she was in hospital is grateful for offers to repair the windows of her damaged vehicle.
A dangerous criminal escaped custody at the Dunedin Central police station while outside on a smoking break, police have confirmed.
Policing in Otago and Southland is undergoing ''significant changes'' aimed at maximising frontline policing while reducing administration time, the Southern district's top cop says.
With the possibility of further restructuring across the Southern policing district, Balclutha reporter Helena de Reus takes a moment to look at our small community stations.
Two teenagers were caught up a creek without a paddle last night after allegedly stealing a canoe from Kaikorai Valley College.
A new breed of young inspectors is challenging traditional notions in the Southern police district. Rosie Manins talks to Inspector Mel Aitken about her swift rise through the ranks.