Body found on Lake Benmore

A man’s body has been found on Lake Benmore in the Mackenzie district of the South Island. Constable Les Andrews of Twizel police said the body was recovered from the lake at 9.15am on Wednesday. Volunteers and police have been searching for Methven man George Agnew since Saturday after he was last seen on the lake … Continued

Burglar caught red-handed

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Better safe than sorry

Landlords are risking a huge clean-up bill if they don’t use police authorised vetting agencies to check tenants before handing over their house keys, says Ashburton police senior sergeant Scott Banfield. There were a number of official agencies able to run background checks on tenants and taking that simple step could save headaches – and … Continued

Teen in custody

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Gang stoush at courthouse

Ashburton Police were yesterday called to a gang-related stoush that erupted outside the Ashburton District Court. The scuffle broke out after Chase Carlio Burton, 23, pleaded guilty in court to a rioting charge after an incident in Davis Crescent in August, that involved Black Power and Mongrel Mob members. Ashburton police sergeant Janine Bowden said … Continued

Remanded after incident

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Thief on security footage

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Theft sparks warning from farmer

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111 Diary – Monday February 16

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Burglaries ‘frustrating’

The manager of an Ashburton dairy is “angry and frustrated” after being targeted by burglars for the second time in one month. Ashburton police are investigating after two businesses were broken into in the early hours of yesterday morning, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. Both Sunny’s Discount Dairy and Hotel Ashburton Super Liquor … Continued