Queenstown police are warning motorists they will be on the roads in high numbers this summer.
Police called off a pursuit of a woman allegedly driving at high speed on State Highway 85 between Wedderburn and Alexandra yesterday afternoon, following at a safe distance for about 70km before arresting her.
An 18-year-old student admitted careless driving when he appeared before Judge Michael Turner in the Queenstown District Court, even though he was a passenger at the time of the incident.
Cromwell police are investigating an incident in which a 15-year-old boy allegedly threatened another teenager with a knife in the town yesterday.
Police have raided homes and an underground bunker as part of a major cannabis operation that has netted guns, drugs and money.
A man whose body was found face-down on a Timaru pavement is believed to have died in suspicious circumstances.
A search and rescue operation on hills near Dunedin on Saturday ended with the arrest of the search subject.
Sheer hard work, dedication and old-fashioned policing is resulting in impressive crime reduction across the Southern policing district, police minister Anne Tolley says.
A police constable was punched and had a tooth broken as four police officers using pepper spray and physical force struggled to subdue a violent man in Northland.
Southern police have stepped up the number of foot patrols over the past year.
Dozens of people have been contacted by Dunedin police after leaving valuables in plain sight in their cars.
Three Dunedin police officers and a prison officer must wait several months for blood-test results after being spat at by two offenders, one of whom said he had hepatitis C, the Dunedin District Court heard yesterday.
A tip-off that a container may have been linked to the convicted fraudster Michael Swann sparked a fruitless police search yesterday.
An out-of-control car crashed into the Queenstown Playcentre playground yesterday. No children were at the playcentre, which was closed for Waitangi Day.
Core funding for the New Zealand Police flat-lined in the Budget with Police and Corrections Minister Anne Tolley maintaining spending at $1.4 billion a year.