Otago

Boat crash on Shotover River

Police and emergency services are enroute to reports of a boat crash on the Shotover River, Skippers Canyon, Queenstown. Initial reports indicate that there are 10 people on board, and some have injuries. The crash occurred around 10am. More information...... Read More

BOP arrests in relation to Dunedin murder

Two people have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of a man whose body was found at a rural location north of Dunedin on Monday 18 February. The arrests were made in Rotorua late yesterday afternoon, says Detective Inspector...... Read More

NASA’s Wanaka project temporarily grounded

The government shutdown in America is being felt at Wanaka Airport this week as news from NASA confirmed the 2019 Super Pressure Balloon launch from Wanaka has been cancelled. National Aeronautics and Space Administration spokesperson Jeremy Eggers...... Read More

Dunedin homicide investigation info appeal

Police are appealing for information after a body was discovered at a rural location north of Dunedin, 8pm on Monday. The investigation is being treated as a homicide, and Police are working alongside forensic experts to establish what has occurred.   Police...... Read More

One person killed in crash in Gore

UPDATED: Police can confirm one person has died following a crash on Old Coach Road, Otaraia, Gore, this morning. Police were called to the crash, involving two cars, at 11am. The Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene. EARLIER: One person has...... Read More

Tourist warned over drone use

Haast Senior Constable Paul Gurney has advised the public to call 111 if a drone is sighted operating near an airport after a tourist flew a drone over a hangar. On Monday, helicopter operators at Fox Glacier spotted a drone flying over a hangar...... Read More

Fatal crash in Central Otago

One person has died following a fatal crash in Ranfurly, Central Otago overnight. The single vehicle crash happened shortly after 12.30am on Kyeburn Diggins Road. A police spokesperson says a second person received minor injuries in the crash. "Police...... Read More