Southland

One arrest following Queenstown search warrant

Queenstown Police have made an arrest in relation to a number of burglaries and thefts around Frankton. Local officers, assisted by the Invercargill Armed Offenders Squad, executed a search warrant at a Lower Shotover property this morning. A 35-year-old...... Read More

Police dive squad winds down search for missing man

The Police National Dive Squad is winding down its search for a man missing after a dinghy overturned in a Southland estuary at the weekend. Searchers were back at the Riverton Estuary this morning with the dive squad supported by the Riverton Coastguard...... Read More

Fatal microlight crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the man who died following the microlight crash in Southland on Saturday.  He was 71-year-old Trevor Barrett from Pauanui. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time."   ... Read More

Search continues for missing man in Southland

A search is continuing for a man who went missing after a dinghy overturned in Southland. Around 2.30pm yesterday, a member of the public alerted an off duty police officer that a dingy containing three men had overturned in the Riverton Estuary. One...... Read More

Search called off for man missing from a boat which sank

The search has been called off for the night, for a man missing from a boat which sank in a Southland river. The three metre dinghy with three people on board sank in the Aparima River estuary in Riverton. Two people made it to shore, but another...... Read More

Man arrested in Invercargill after police officer assaulted

A police officer in Invercargill was assaulted and knocked unconscious early this morning. Two officers on patrol about 2.30am were assaulted by a man at the intersection of Dee and Don Streets. The officer who was knocked unconscious was taken to hospital...... Read More

Building destroyed in aluminium smelter fire

A building was destroyed in a fire at the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter near Bluff early this morning. Fire and Emergency said the blaze, between two potlines, was brought under control within about an hour. They said production had not been affected...... Read More

One dead in microlight crash

Civil Aviation Authority staff are expected today at the site of a fatal microlight crash in Southland. The aircraft was reported overdue north of Nightcaps early yesterday afternoon, and it was found crashed in the Taringatura Forest west of Benmore...... Read More