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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Police investigating ‘unexplained’ death of woman at an Invercargill address

Police investigating ‘unexplained’ death of woman at an Invercargill address

Police are investigating the death of a woman in Invercargill. Police were called to a Grace Street address at around 4:15 pm yesterday where they found the body of a woman. Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Baird says “We are currently treating her death as unexplained while we are working to...

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Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake near Te Anau felt by over 1,470 people

Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake near Te Anau felt by over 1,470 people

A magnitude 4.9 Earthquake shook near Te Anau and surrounding areas on Tuesday evening at 8:51 PM. The earthquake was located 45 km north-west of Te Anau and had a depth of 64km according to Geonet. M4.8 quake causing light shaking near Te Anau https://t.co/avAhn77JLT — GeoNet (@geonet) September 22,...

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Two people have been charged in relation to fatal Southland crash

Two people have been charged in relation to fatal Southland crash

In a media release, Police have said two 21-year-old men have been charged in relation to a fatal crash on SH6 in Winton on 16 February. 20-year-old Thalia Jayden Newport of Invercargill, died when a van rolled on State Highway 6 near Gap Rd West at around 4.45 am over...

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Police appealing for help from public following Invercargill robbery at Night ‘n Day store

Police appealing for help from public following Invercargill robbery at Night ‘n Day store

Police are appealing for the public’s help following an aggravated robbery in Invercargill. At around 9.20 pm on Thursday, a man entered the Gladstone Night ‘n Day and presented what appeared to be a firearm demanding money from the shop assistant. A member of the public intervened before a second...

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Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake shakes 35 km west of Milford Sound

Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake shakes 35 km west of Milford Sound

Source: Geonet Source: Geonet A weak 4.0 magnitude Earthquake shook Milford Sound on Friday night at 11:36 PM. The earthquake was located 35 km west of Milford Sound and had a depth of 5 km according to Geonet as of 11:41 PM. M4.2 quake causing weak shaking near Milford Sound...

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Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake shakes 25 km north-west of Milford Sound

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake shakes 25 km north-west of Milford Sound

Source: GeoNet Source: GeoNet A moderate 5.3 magnitude Earthquake shook Milford Sound on Friday evening at 7:29 PM. The earthquake was located 25 km north-west of Milford Sound and had a depth of 5 km according to Geonet. 1,600+ people reported that they had felt the Earthquake at 7:42 PM....

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