Wanaka police are seeking information from the public on the whereabouts of 49-year-old John Borrie Alexander, who is possibly in the Central Otago area.
A shoplifting 3-year-old and a 4-year-old boy who "recklessly'' discharged a firearm were among preschoolers who fell foul of the law last year.
Front-line police officers are going to be put under immense pressure a result of this year's Budget, which will slash police funding by around $120 million, the Labour Party says.
A homicide investigation has been launched after the body of an elderly man was found in Wanganui.
The next stage of paperwork needed for the new Wanaka police station proposal to proceed has been initiated.
A man whose body was found face-down on a Timaru pavement is believed to have died in suspicious circumstances.
No new information on the fate of missing skipper Bruce Gordon (42) and crew member Darren Allen (37), or what happened to their crayfishing boat, K-Cee, came to light yesterday, police in Te Anau said last night.
A postmortem will be carried out on the body of a young woman after it was found in "unexplained circumstances" at a riverside jetty in Balclutha yesterday morning.
A 21-year-old hitchhiker accused of attacking a good samaritan who offered him a place to stay for the night has been charged with murder.
Gang members were arrested and items recovered after police swooped on two North Dunedin addresses early yesterday morning.
A Facebook tip-off has been credited with helping catch a 25-year-old driver who allegedly fled police after crashing into another car in Otorohanga.
Unfit, overweight police officers wearing stab-resistant body armour are potentially putting their lives at risk during extreme policing scenarios, a study reveals.
Last month's road toll was the lowest since records began - but police are warning motorists not to become complacent, and to continue driving safely.
Police in Oamaru are asking members of the public to be on the lookout for a discarded poppy donation box, after the theft of RSA donations on Anzac Day.
The mighty may have fallen a few times at a Dunedin police open day at the weekend, but they all had smiles on their faces.
The Southern police district has recorded the largest number of drugged drivers in the South Island, with a Dunedin driver who drove into four parked cars the latest allegedly caught under the influence behind the wheel.
Police have cordoned off a Hamilton East shopping area after the body of a man was found in a car this morning.
Police say it's only luck that a spate of high-speed pursuits and a crash in the North Island did not end in serious injury or death.
The timing of the switch to digital radio in the Southern police district will depend on when the Government decides if it will fund a single radio network encompassing law enforcement, public safety and emergency management agencies.