Dunedin police and a Balclutha transport company are shocked at the stupidity of two people who tried to hitch a ride by standing on the rear bumper bar of a truck bound for Timaru.
Two Dunedin police officers used pepper spray to subdue dogs that attacked them while they were arresting the owner this morning.
Police have released the name of a 66-year-old man found dead in his submerged ute at the remote Poolburn reservoir about 1am yesterday.
Charges may be laid in relation to a motor vehicle collision on State Highway 1 at Waitati on Saturday which left two people in Dunedin Hospital.
Two teenage drivers suspected of drinking before driving caused problems for Oamaru police at the weekend, both crashing vehicles before being apprehended.
A second person has been arrested after three pit bulls were allegedly set on two police officers called to a domestic dispute in Dunedin, but the dogs have still not been found.
The most serious alcohol-fueled brawl in Queenstown over the weekend saw two men fighting in the middle of a street, with one receiving a "roundhouse kick to the head" which required hospital attention.
Authorities are trying to track down three dogs that attacked two Dunedin police officers at the weekend. Two of the dogs were unregistered. The constables were called to a South Dunedin...
A Dunedin man is in custody following a police pursuit early on Saturday, which culminated in him being pepper-sprayed.
A man described by police as a "recidivist burglar and thief", who was linked to hundreds of crimes around the lower South Island, was arrested in Invercargill on Saturday.
A drunken Irishman signalled the start to St Patrick's Day celebrations in Dunedin, snoozing at the central city police station before sunrise on Saturday.
A man has been arrested after a fight in downtown Auckland left a woman in a critical condition in hospital.
An application to redesignate reserve land to build a new Wanaka police station has attracted just one submission, which opposes the facility.
A girl was raped after being forced into the back of a car on her way home from school in Hamilton, police say.
The ex-policeman who accused a former traffic officer of burying the body of Mona Blades beneath a Kawerau property, prompting a new search, had told police the same man was linked to another infamous New Zealand cold case.
A man wandering around with an air pistol and a radio tuned to the police frequency has "all sorts of sinister connotations", Judge Michael Turner said yesterday.
Two bodies have been found at a Kapiti Coast property belonging to well-known local community board member Adrian Webster.
Campers around the Waitaki lakes who leave gear where it can be easily stolen - such as in insecure caravan awnings - will end up in Omarama constable Nayland Smith's black book.
Two men are in intensive care and a third has serious head injuries following separate incidents during a weekend of violence.