Helicopter, Emergency Services respond to Ute and Truck crash, Northern Southland

Helicopter, Emergency Services respond to Ute and Truck crash, Northern Southland

Emergency services responded to a serious crash on State Highway 94 in Northern Southland this morning. The crash occurred at around 9.10am between a ute and a truck carrying a trailer between the intersection of Walker Road and Lumsden-Riversdale Highway. According to reports, a Helicopter was dispatched from Dunedin to...

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Freight train collides with Car in Gore, injuring three

Freight train collides with Car in Gore, injuring three

Emergency services responded to an incident in Gore this afternoon involving a freight train and car. The crash between the train and car occurred on Bury St just after 1 pm. Reports indicate that three people were injured as a result of the incident. One received moderate injuries and was...

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Millions in assets seized from Southland drug bust, four arrested

Millions in assets seized from Southland drug bust, four arrested

Police say four people were arrested following a seizure of millions of dollars in assets that were restrained during an operation that targeted large scale commercial cannabis dealers in Southland. The operation was planned for six months to get an insight into the crime that occurred. Four search warrants were...

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Body found believed to be missing 68-year-old Raymond Horn, Invercargill

Body found believed to be missing 68-year-old Raymond Horn, Invercargill

68-year-old Raymond Horn went missing from his home in Central Invercargill on Monday, February 15. Police found the body of an elderly man this afternoon in a wooded area near Bill Richardson Drive. Detective Alun Griffiths says formal identification is yet to take place. “Police believe the deceased to be...

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Endangered ‘flying Penguins’ need greater protection – Department of Conservation

Endangered ‘flying Penguins’ need greater protection – Department of Conservation

Critically endangered diving petrels are much needed to be protected, according to the Department of Conservation. Bright lights from vessels out at sea and surrounding breeding grounds, from conservation management on land, could pose a risk to the endangered Penguins. They were mostly found widely in coastal dunes in the...

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68-year-old Raymond Horn goes missing, Police look for two people of interest – video

68-year-old Raymond Horn goes missing, Police look for two people of interest – video

Authorities are looking to identify two people of interest after 68-year-old Raymond Horn went missing from his home in Central Invercargill on Monday, February 15. Source: CC/ New Zealand Police Source: CC/ New Zealand Police Police are looking to speak to the two people of interest captured from CCTV who...

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Reported serious alleged firearms incident at East Gore address, AOS deployed

Reported serious alleged firearms incident at East Gore address, AOS deployed

Police responded to a serious alleged firearms incident at an East Gore address on Hamilton Street. The incident was reported at around 2:30 pm today. Nearby businesses were put in lockdown as a precaution. Officers made enquiries in the area and were satisfied that no one was put at risk....

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Driver of Car dies after crashing over a bank on SH1, Dunedin Northern Motorway

Driver of Car dies after crashing over a bank on SH1, Dunedin Northern Motorway

A single car went over a bank on SH1, Dunedin Northern Motorway. The crash happened between Pine Hill Road and Waitati Valley Road and was reported to Police at around 9:30 am. The driver of the vehicle sadly died at the scene. The road was closed and motorists were asked...

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Police catch drugs at Southland Checkpoint, ‘thanks to a familiar smell’

Police catch drugs at Southland Checkpoint, ‘thanks to a familiar smell’

On Friday, 27 November Police initiated Operation West which involved several western-based frontline staff from the Southern District. A road policing checkpoint was set up on SH94 near Lumsden which focused on checking for drink driving, lack of seatbelts and mobile phone use. Police say the operation uncovered a more...

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Invercargill Police arrest three Thugs for aggravated burglary and kidnapping

Invercargill Police arrest three Thugs for aggravated burglary and kidnapping

Invercargill Police executed a number of search warrants in response to aggravated burglary and kidnapping, which happened on Thursday 19 November. Three thugs aged 31, 36 and 39 that had gang connections — were arrested in relation to the incident. They were all charged with aggravated burglary and kidnapping. They...

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