Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Man arrested in relation to the supply of alcohol to minors

"Man arrested in relation to the supply of alcohol to minors"

Dunedin Police executed a search warrant earlier today and arrested a man in relation to the supply of alcohol to minors.

The search warrant was carried out following the hospitalisation of several young people for alcohol poisoning in the last few days.

A significant amount of home brewed spirits and beer was recovered during the search warrant, as well as evidence of alcohol being supplied to minors.

A 64-year-old Dunedin man was arrested and he will appear in court at a later date facing charges in relation to the unlicensed supply of alcohol.

“The supply of home brewed spirits to young people is particularly troubling, as there is no way to gauge the strength or quality of the product,” says Senior Sergeant Ben Butterfield said

“We are lucky we are not dealing with a real tragedy as a result of this persons actions”

“Police are committed to reducing the harm that alcohol causes in our community and we hope that this will send a clear message that Police will not tolerate behaviour of this kind”

“Anyone who chooses to profit from illegal sales of alcohol will face consequences for their actions”.

Anyone who has information regarding the illegal sale or supply of alcohol is asked to contact Dunedin Police on (03) 471 4800.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>


Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>


Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election