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".
Proactive policing has contributed to a problem-free school holiday in Dunedin, Acting Senior Sergeant Tania Baron says.
A teenager who was found to have a breath-alcohol level more than double the legal adult limit was allegedly driving a vehicle which rolled at the Cromwell roundabout at the intersection of Barry Ave and Inniscort St about 2.30am on Sunday morning, police said.
A policeman has been disciplined after giving false details to the Rotorua harbourmaster after being caught breaching a bylaw while riding a jetski on a lake.
An Oamaru police constable was fined in the Oamaru District Court yesterday, after admitting a charge of careless driving.
A new breed of police officers with limited powers, who have been working for police in other parts of the country for up to three years, are unlikely to make an appearance in the South in the immediate future.
Police have released CCTV shots of a man sought over the attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl in Christchurch.
A 24-year-old unemployed man has appeared in court in relation to the 2008 kidnapping and murder of Christchurch prostitute Mellory Manning.
As police warn drivers to take care and stay patient on southern roads this Easter break, many Dunedin drivers got a timely reminder yesterday, when police stopped more than 1000 cars across the city.
Armed police are still searching for a male youth in the Christchurch suburb of Avonhead after he reportedly pointed a firearm at another youth.
A woman whose innocent son was gunned down by police on Auckland's northwestern motorway wept today as she revealed she has written to the police officer who fired the fatal shots but has not heard anything back.
Police have arrested 150 people for drug offences in a two-month drug operation targeting methamphetamine and cannabis dealing in the Bay of Plenty.
A police search has failed to find any sign of a suspicious man on school grounds at Burnside High School in Christchurch.
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 man was left with a fractured eye socket and a cut to his head after allegedly being assaulted by a Rotorua police officer, the Rotorua District Court has heard.
Police have raided homes and an underground bunker as part of a major cannabis operation that has netted guns, drugs and money.
Cromwell police are investigating an incident in which a 15-year-old boy allegedly threatened another teenager with a knife in the town yesterday.