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  • Update: Missing woman in Christchurch 30 May 2024
    Location: Canterbury Christchurch Police have received information regarding the whereabouts of a woman visting New Zealand from China, who we appealed for sightings of yesterday. As a result of the information received, Police have established the woman is safe and there are no longer concerns for her welfare. Police would like to thank all those who contac […]
  • Serious consequences for ‘idiotic’ display of speed 29 May 2024
    Location: Canterbury A Christchurch teenager faces a serious driving charge and has lost his car after the vehicle was caught at an “absolutely stupid” speed. Christchurch Highway Patrol Constable Scott Agnew had just finished writing a ticket about 12.55pm yesterday (28 May), when a Holden Commodore came “screaming down the Southern Motorway” at more than d […]
  • Appeal following powerline tampering, Christchurch 27 May 2024
    Location: Canterbury Police are appealing for information following recent incidents of Powerline tampering and theft across Christchurch. Over the last 10 days Police have been notified of increasing reports of powerline theft and tampering. Incidents are occurring across Christchurch, including multiple central locations such as Disraeli Street in Addingto […]
  • Three injured following incident in Ashburton 25 May 2024
    Location: Canterbury Attributable to Detective Sergeant Colin Welsh: Three people have been seriously injured following an incident in Ashburton early this morning. Police located two injured people around 2am in a vehicle on William Street after attending a separate job on the same street.  Both were seriously injured and transported by Police to hospital. […]
  • Canterbury Police disappointed with driving behaviour 23 May 2024
    Location: Canterbury Attribute to Sergeant John Hamilton, North Canterbury Highway Patrol Canterbury Police are disappointed with the number of motorists who continue to display dangerous driving behaviours on our roads. In just over an hour, North Canterbury Highway Patrol issued six infringements for drivers crossing the centre line on State Highway 1 over […]
  • Name release: Fatal crash, Rolleston, Selwyn 22 May 2024
    Location: Canterbury Police can now name the motorbike rider who died following a crash on Jones Road, Rolleston on 18 May. He was 52-year-old Shafie Bin Sulaiman of Selwyn. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre  
  • Police acknowledge sentencing in relation to the death of Daniel Hawkins 22 May 2024
    Location: Canterbury Attribute to Detective Inspector Nicola Reeves Police acknowledge the sentencing of Motu Smith to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 14 years, 6 months in the High Court at Christchurch today, for the murder of Daniel Hawkins and serious assault on two other men on 24 April 2021 in Sydenham. I would like to thank the m […]
  • Fatal crash, Wards Road, Kirwee 21 May 2024
    Location: Canterbury Police can confirm two people have died following a two vehicle crash on Wards Road, Kirwee yesterday afternoon, 21 May. Police responded to the crash where two people were declared deceased at the scene around 1:20pm. One person was transported to Christchurch Hospital where they remain in a serious but stable condition. The Serious Cra […]