Welcome home – you’re nicked


A 21-year-old Cromwell man was stopped at Queenstown Airport due to unpaid motoring fines after arriving from Australia.

The man, who had been on holiday to Melbourne, owed $2204.

“He was able to pay a large proportion of that and made arrangements to pay the rest within four weeks, so was released.”

Bun thief gets wrists slapped

A 27-year-old Dutch tourist risked a criminal record for a $2.59 bread bun.
The backpacker was arrested in relation to shoplifting from New World in Frankton on Saturday evening. He was given a pre-charge warning.