Police

Holiday driving ‘better’

The behaviour of drivers in Waitaki over the long weekend has generally been a bit better than expected, police say. Police were out in force...

Police warning after crash

More care is needed around alcohol and driving to make sure no more lives are lost up the Waitaki Valley, says Constable Craig Bennett,...

Dogs did it: Police explain

Monday, May 25 More than 40 people attended a recent meeting held by police to explain their investigation into the death of more than 200...

Detective added to force

Thursday, May 21 Police in Oamaru will receive an extra detective to help deal with their heavy workload, Southern District Commander Superintendent Andrew Coster says. The position was...

Roads busy but toll down

North Otago roads were busier than expected over the Easter weekend, however, police were pleased with the positive approach taken by most drivers. Extra police...

All good cheer at festival

Police experienced no problems with people drink-driving after this year's Oamaru Wine and Food Festival, Sergeant Tony Woodbridge says. More than 1000 people crowded the...

Slow down near schools: police

With the school term officially starting this week, Oamaru police are urging drivers to slow down. Police around the Southern District are undertaking a road...

Police to crack down on speeding

With the busy summer holiday season getting underway, Southern Police are stepping up their enforcement and monitoring of popular holiday driving routes with a...

Police clock driver at 140km/h

Drivers need to be aware of the lower alcohol limits set to come into force next week after an alleged drink-driver was caught speeding...

High hopes for lower alcohol limits

The lower legal alcohol limits, which come into effect in less than two weeks, will improve driving behaviour in the region, Oamaru Police Senior...

Crash shocks Oamaru couple

An Oamaru couple have been left shocked after a car crashed through their concrete fence on Saturday evening. The accident occurred after a Silver BMW,...

Big police presence on roads

Southern Highway Patrol are working in conjunction with Waitaki Road Safe and will be holding a fatigue stop in Maheno this evening as part...

Severn St speedsters monitored

The police's Highway Patrol Unit was in town recently to monitor the speed of traffic down Oamaru's Severn St after some complaints by concerned...

Police give award to Palmerston North man

A Palmerston North man was awarded with a police certificate on Friday after helping to save the life of a man in Morven earlier...

Knives not a problem with youths – police

The Oamaru youth scene has not changed since 2010, when 16-year-old William Lewis was stabbed, and youths carrying knives continues to be a rarity,...
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