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


Enquries into Woolston death continuing

"Enquries into Woolston death continuing"

Christchurch Police say enquiries into an unexplained death in Woolston will continue overnight and tomorrow.

A scene examination has been under way at a location alongside the Heathcote River near Catherine Street, where a body was found this morning.

Detective Senior Sergeant Brian Archer says Police believe they know the identity of the male, but no details will be released until his identity has been formally confirmed and next of kin have been notified. The deceased was believed to live locally.

"We expect the body will be removed from the scene later this afternoon," he says.

"A post-mortem examination is scheduled to be carried out tomorrow afternoon. Once that is concluded we may be in a better position to understand the circumstances of this incident.

"At this stage we do not know what has occurred and we can't speculate on whether the death is suspicious."

Detective Senior Sergeant Archer says investigators are continuing area enquiries in the vicinity of the scene, and are speaking to a person who is believed to have been with the deceased at some time on Thursday night.

"We are also asking for any information from the public that can assist our enquiries. If anyone has seen any activity overnight or in the early hours of this morning in the area around the Heathcote River, between Radley Street and Rutherford Street, we would ask them to contact Police."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Christchurch police on (03) 3637400. To provide information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Why We’re Not Getting An Inquiry Into The White Island Disaster

The Ardern government has made an art form out of reviews and inquiries- when to hold them, when to fold them, and when to shelve the findings, virtually untouched. Among other things, the WorkSafe criminal proceedings into the Whakaari /White Island disaster look like the outcome of a conscious political strategy. The government is choosing this route instead holding a proper inquiry, because it can conveniently narrow the focus only to (a) the events prior to the eruption and (b) solely to possible violations of our labour laws... More>>


UN SDG: A Greener, Cleaner, Brighter Future

'The world has a high fever and is burning up. Climate disruption is daily news – from devastating wildfires to record floods. The damage to people and the environment is immense and growing.' - UN Secretary-General António Guterres ... More>>


Carbon Neutral Policy: Gov Declares Climate Emergency

The Government has launched a major new initiative to combat climate change that will require the public sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. More>>


Pill Testing: Govt Moves On Drug Checking To Keep Young New Zealanders Safer This Summer

The Government will pass time limited legislation to give legal certainty to drug checking services, so they can carry out their work to keep New Zealanders safer this summer at festivals without fear of prosecution, Health Minister Andrew Little ... More>>


Tax: Government Fulfils Election Undertaking On New Top Tax Rate

The Government will today keep its election promise to put in place a new top tax rate of 39 per cent on income earned over $180,000. More>>


Media: Stuff Holds Itself Accountable For Wrongs To Māori

Stuff has today published the results of an investigation into itself, and issued a public apology, for the way the media organisation has portrayed Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, from its first editions to now. Tā Mātou Pono | More>>


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels