A Dunedin man being arrested after a domestic dispute headbutted a female police constable and broke her nose, police said.
A new $1.6 million police station has been officially opened today in Rolleston, on the outskirts of Christchurch.
Counties Manukau police are investigating the suspicious death of a man at a rural Franklin property overnight.
A Porirua police station was evacuated this morning when a man handed in a grenade he had found in his garden shed.
A knife-wielding man demanded cash from the family members running a St Kilda dairy after threatening them in the lounge of their house.
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Dunedin police have ordered 14 vehicles off the road in a crackdown on illegally modified and unsafe vehicles.
The Southern police district was a hot spot for cannabis seized in the country this year, police statistics show.
About 20 police including officers from the armed offenders squad were involved in the arrest of a man in Reefton.
Pistols and Tasers can get in the way for police officers as they drive to enforce the law.
Thieves who stole a ute carrying radioactive equipment could be putting themselves and members of the public in serious danger, Christchurch police warn.
Sheer hard work, dedication and old-fashioned policing is resulting in impressive crime reduction across the Southern policing district, police minister Anne Tolley says.
Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a 12-year-old girl in South Dunedin last night.
Jake Wells does not remember his parents' car being stolen, or the fact it was driven at up to 150kmh before crashing.
Police believe they have delivered a ''king hit'' to the multimillion-dollar illegal cannabis trade in Otago and Southland with the arrest of five people.
"Alcohol abuse" was to blame for almost every arrest made in Queenstown over the weekend, which included the detoxification of a 40-year-old Queenstown woman so drunk she could not stand or remember her address, police say.
Police have arrested two men over the assault and robbery of two hitch-hiking French tourists.
Grossly intoxicated people in Dunedin may be driven home in a courtesy van, as part of a pilot project by the police.
An increase in police numbers at peak times in the Dunedin CBD is beginning to pay dividends, Dunedin police community relations co-ordinator Sergeant Matt Scoles says.