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  • Name release: Fatal crash, Old West Coast Road 13 Jun 2024
    Location: Canterbury Police can now release the name of the person who died in a crash in Darfield on Friday 7 June. She was 23-year-old Samantha Mary Orlowski from Christchurch. Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time. The Serious Crash Unit attended, and enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances of the crash. ENDS Issued by Polic […]
  • CORRECTION: Infringement notice served cold in Christchurch 12 Jun 2024
    Location: Canterbury Regarding the previous release on an infringement notice regarding an icy windscreen, media are asked to please use the image attached here rather than the previous image. We thank media for their cooperation. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre Images(s):
  • Infringement notice served cold in Christchurch 12 Jun 2024
    Location: Canterbury Attributable to Senior Sergeant Paul Robertson: A woman driving her children to school this morning in Wigram had a chilly start to the day when she received a fine for having ice covering her windscreen. At around 8.30am, an officer noticed a vehicle swerving across the centre island, to the kerb on the other side of the road. She was s […]
  • Fatal crash, Darfield 07 Jun 2024
    Location: Canterbury Police can confirm one person has died following a single-vehicle crash on Old West Coast Road at Darfield yesterday evening. The crash happened at the Redmonds Road intersection and was reported about 5pm. Two people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Sadly, one person died at the scene while the other was transported to hosp […]
  • Fatal Crash, Riccarton Road, Riccarton 05 Jun 2024
    Location: Canterbury One person has died following a collision involving a car and pedestrian on Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Tuesday 4 June. At around 3:30pm Police were called to the scene where the pedestrian was located and transported to hospital in a critical condition. Yesterday, they died in hospital as a result of their injuries.  Enquiries into the c […]
  • Arrest made following William Street, Ashburton incident 31 May 2024
    Location: Canterbury Attributable to Detective Sergeant Colin Welsh, Ashburton CIB: A man is before the court following a William Street, Ashburton incident which resulted in three people being transported to hospital in a serious condition. Early morning Sunday 26 May, Police located two injured people in a vehicle on William Street, with a third transporte […]
  • 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 […]