Otago

Suspect in Dunedin attempted burglaries nabbed

A man has been arrested in relation to several attempted burglaries recently in North Dunedin. Around 5am on Thursday, July 20, a man has entered a house on Grange Street, North Dunedin where two people were sleeping. The man did not take anything...... Read More

Roaring Meg crash delays

Central Otago police are currently attending the scene of a crash in the vicinity of the Roaring Meg section within the Kawarau Gorge. Six vehicles have reported been involved with varying levels of injuries being suffered by occupants. The driver...... Read More

Otago flood update as rainfall eases

Rainfall has eased in Otago and rivers are beginning to recede. However, Civil Defence and Emergency Management Otago is warning that residents still need to exercise extreme caution as widespread flooding remains and many roads are still impacted. In...... Read More

Southern Police: Overnight rescue and ongoing flooding

Emergency services are currently responding to reports of a significant slip in Saint Clair, Dunedin, while flooding continues throughout the wider area. A number of evacuations have taken place overnight with the possibility of more. “The Dunedin...... Read More

Stay indoors and off the road in wider Otago area

Otago Police are asking people to stay indoors and keep off the roads as a significant weather event is causing widespread flooding across the region. "SH1 between Balclutha and Milton is closed due to severe flooding and slips are coming down in...... Read More

Cycle safety improvements coming for Dunedin 

Work is set to start next month on a cycleway through central Dunedin that will improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and all road users, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. “Fulton Hogan has been awarded an $8 million contract to build...... Read More

Labour make Queenstown housing pledge

Labour's promising to build 1000 homes in Queenstown if it's elected in September, in a bid to deal with the town's housing shortage. It comes after National's announced a $50 million housing infrastructure package earlier this month,...... Read More

Six arrested following gang-related assaults

Police investigating two serious assaults involving members and associates of the Dunedin chapter of the Mangu Kaha Black Power gang late last month have arrested six men. Operation Ram was launched following two incidents that resulted in...... Read More

Duncan primed to go on the attack

All eyes will focus on Otago's Courtney Duncan this weekend. The Altherm Yamaha Racing Team rider from Palmerston will likely be centre of attention when the racers line up at the fourth round of six in this season's Women's Motocross World...... Read More

Queenstown Rovers look to make history

Queenstown Rovers are looking to make history this weekend in the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup. The Jamie Whitmarsh-coached side will host Nelson Suburbs on Saturday at the Queenstown Events Centre as they look to make the quarter-finals for the first time...... Read More