Meth easier to get than cannabis

Methamphetamine is currently more available in New Zealand than cannabis. Preliminary findings from New Zealand’s first online Drug Trends Survey has found the class A drug is easily available in the Bay of Plenty, Northland, Hawke’s Bay,...... Read More

Man involved in meth drug ring jailed for nearly 8 years

A South Otago man has been jailed for almost eight years for his part in a drug ring transporting methamphetamine from the North Island to the lower South Island. Kelvin Bruce Wisely was today sentenced for a raft of drugs charges, including conspiracy...... Read More

Man accused of murdering Dunedin teenager pleads not guilty

The 30-year-old man accused of murdering Dunedin teenager Amber-Rose Rush has pleaded not guilty. The man - who has interim suppression of his name, occupation and any other identifying details - pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder and four...... Read More

Search for Alexandra man continues - police

Police say the search for missing Alexandra man Christopher Bates is being treated as a missing persons case, but they are keeping an open mind. The 22-year-old hasn't been seen since 11 February, when he left a service station in Alexandra. This...... Read More

Thunderstorm watch continues for Southern areas

A combination of afternoon heating and wind convergences are expected to develop thunderstorms over the southeast of Fiordland, Southland, Clutha and inland parts of eastern Otago. "There is a moderate risk of these thunderstorms becoming severe...... Read More

Helicopter company fined $47k after fatal crash

A Queenstown helicopter company has been fined $47,600 after Auckland man Jerome Box was killed in a 2014 crash on Mount Alta, near Wanaka. The Helicopter Line (THL) has also paid $365,000 in reparation. It was sentenced in the Queenstown District...... Read More

Faster internet on the way for Dunedin

The Dunedin city-wide free gig-enabled wi-fi hotspot network is one step closer to completion with the Dunedin Railway Station hotspot the latest in the Southern Hemisphere’s fastest free city wi-fi network to go live. It includes speeds 50 times...... Read More

Scattered thunderstorms head south

Scattered thunderstorms are expected to spread throughout South Canterbury and eastern Otago this afternoon. “The combination of a warm humid afternoon and light winds is expected to allow daytime cloud build ups to produce scattered thunderstorms...... Read More