New Zealand police are set to carry a double-shot Taser stun gun that fires two high-powered charges without officers having to reload.
A Wanaka business and a house owned by the same people have been targeted by burglars in what police say was a deliberate attempt - probably by someone known to the owners - to cause "serious and costly damage".
The next stage of paperwork needed for the new Wanaka police station proposal to proceed has been initiated.
Mosgiel residents were urged to be vigilant and secure their possessions after a spate of burglaries and car thefts in recent weeks.
Pistols and Tasers can get in the way for police officers as they drive to enforce the law.
Police don't have the budget or resources to implement recommendations from an inquiry into the Louise Nicholas rape case, the Police Association says.
Southern police have unwittingly disclosed sensitive information about a major drug bust, but say it has not compromised the privacy or safety of those involved.
A 44-year-old man was arrested after allegedly holding a knife to a woman's throat in front of her 12-year-old child on Saturday night.
A second arrest has been made after two Oamaru properties were searched on Saturday as part of the homicide inquiry into the violent death of a 35-year-old dairy worker in his home at Elderslie last week.
CCTV footage showing two young women apparently urinating on the floor of an inner-city business has been handed to Dunedin police.
The Southern district's top policeman has rejected a claim police are not attending smaller crimes as the organisation undergoes major changes.
The Mornington Night 'n Day dairy was targeted again yesterday, its fourth aggravated robbery in two years.
Dunedin police have echoed the concerns of their colleagues elsewhere that ‘‘every major criminal investigation'' will be affected by telephone companies no longer storing phone data.
Two Central Otago men have been arrested for possession of cannabis for supply.
The message that it is not worth "looking for trouble" at the Alexandra Blossom Festival seems to be getting through, police say, with the number of arrests this year the lowest for 15 years.
The results of an inquiry into how Wally Haumaha became Deputy Police Commissioner will be released tomorrow, Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin says.
The Southern police district is cutting costs. About 25 vehicles are expected to go, fewer staff are to be rostered on public holidays and others are expected to lose on-call allowances.
A charge of manslaughter has now been laid over the street death of Queenstown father of two Mark James Smith.