crime

Alleged robber remanded without plea

A 17-year-old Oamaru man appeared in the Dunedin District Court on Wednesday facing charges of aggravated robbery, burglary and unlawful taking of a motor...

Oamaru youth arrested following crime spree

A crime spree, which involved stealing a car from a young mother, has landed a 16-year-old Oamaru male in court. A warrant to arrest had...

Board releases reasons for denying parole

An Oamaru man in jail for manslaughter was denied parole last week due to his high security rating, conduct issues and a lack of...

Threat made to local WINZ security guard

A frustrated and disgruntled Oamaru WINZ customer allegedly threatened a security guard on Tuesday afternoon. The event occurred just after 4pm and police say the...

Police inquiry following Molotov cocktail incident

Police are looking for information after a "potentially life-threatening" incident occurred in South Hill in the early hours of Thursday morning. Oamaru police acting Sergeant...

Police await forensic results in sheep shooting

Police are waiting on further forensic results in the investigation into the killing of more than 200 sheep at two separate properties near Ngapara...

Dog pound break-in caught on cameras

A recent break-in at the Oamaru Dog Pound has the Waitaki District Council concerned more incidents may occur in the future. Last Tuesday night, a...

Waimate man in court following crime spree

A 20-year-old Waimate man has been remanded in custody after appearing in the Timaru District Court on Thursday in relation to a crime spree...

Coastline attracts paua poachers

With Oamaru having a rocky coastline suitable for paua, the Ministry of Primary Industries is asking people to report suspicious fishing activity. The request comes...

Teens use property as “doss house”

Police believe last week's fire in Nen St was at a house being used as a gathering place for teenagers, Detective Kevin Kirkman says. An...

Scams more frequent Age Concern warns

Waitaki has a large elderly population and with scams targeting older people becoming more frequent, residents need to learn how to protect themselves, Age...

More sheep killed in Ngapara

More sheep have been killed in Ngapara during an attack overnight on Sunday, taking the death toll up to at least 210. Oamaru Police announced...

Ngapara sheep shooter ‘pure evil’

The person who shot nearly 200 sheep in Ngapara last weekend is "pure evil", Federated Farmers North Otago past-president Ross Ewing says. Seventy sheep were...

Unsolved crimes climb in Ngapara

The weekend shooting of 180 sheep on a Ngapara farm is the latest in a list of mysterious crimes to have happened in the...

Burglary drama ends in North Otago

A burglary in Christchurch culminated in Waianakarua after the alleged offenders were found hiding in long grass on Monday night. The Dunedin dog squad and...
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