Canterbury Police
yesterday at 20:50. Facebook
Police are seeking to locate Zackery Smith, 28, who is missing from his home in Mandeville Street, Christchurch.

Zackery has not been in contact with his friends since Sunday 19 February and this is very unusual.

Zackery has some health issues and Police are keen to locate him and ensure he is safe and well.

If you have seen Zackery in recent days, or have information about his...
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Canterbury Police
yesterday at 02:28. Facebook
Thanks UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association!
Police will be taking a zero tolerance approach to people breaching the 24/7 alcohol ban in Riccarton-Ilam.
Please leave your unopened drinks at home!

Riccarton-Ilam alcohol ban area : Christchurch City Council
Canterbury Police
02/22/2017 at 20:02. Facebook
Police are keen to return the items pictured back to their owners. If this property is yours please contact John on 03 363 7652 and quote file number 170223/7126
Canterbury Police
02/22/2017 at 19:49. Facebook
Canterbury Police
02/21/2017 at 20:57. Facebook
Senior Constable Rod Fraser was on duty evacuating people from Worsleys Road last Wednesday when the Port Hills fires were really big.

He realised the pool at this property could be an invaluable source of water for the helicopters fighting the blaze with monsoon buckets, so arranged for a fire hose to constantly refill it.

Since then choppers have been swinging by regularly to fill up and...
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02/21/2017 at 08:12. Facebook
A wonderful video by Chris Lynch from Newstalk ZB. Chris has been a voice to our community during this emergency.

Our heartfelt thanks to our colleagues in Fire, St John and Civil Defence, Defence Forces in New Zealand and the US, our Police family who unfortunately have to live and work in Auckland and to the helicopter pilots, digger drivers and just all round good sorts who helped out. We...
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02/21/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
It's a beautiful Canterbury day outside so if you're heading to Bruce tonight please be sure to drink lots of water, plan ahead and look after your mates.

Remember there'll be heavy congestion on the roads around the stadium so please try and arrive as early as you can.

Enjoy your night!

More information on the concert can be found here:

[ Link ]

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
Canterbury Police
02/21/2017 at 01:04. Facebook
Just a reminder - we have a number of different events happening across the city today and tomorrow.

There are likely to be traffic delays, you can find the latest updates here: [ Link ]

Be patient and travel safe everyone!

Plan ahead! Multiple events will cause delays Feb 21-22 | Transport for Christchurch
Canterbury Police
02/20/2017 at 21:06. Facebook
We're thrilled to be able to let residents enter through the cordons and return home this morning.

Residents have now regained access to more than 100 homes on Kennedys Bush Road and Hoon Hay Valley Road.

Thanks to everyone for being patient at cordons while checks are made to ensure the right people are getting through.
Canterbury Police
02/20/2017 at 04:46. Facebook
If you're heading along to see the Boss tomorrow night, please have a good read through of the advice on this page.

If you plan ahead with your travel and look after yourself and your mates you'll be sure to have a great night dancing in the dark.

For those who aren't headed along but will be in the area - expect delays and if at all possible, avoid travel around the stadium.

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Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
Canterbury Police
02/20/2017 at 03:04. Facebook
We know it's a nerve-wracking time for people who've been forced to evacuate their homes due to cordons.

We want to let you know our staff, along with the help of the NZ Defence Force, are out patrolling the evacuated areas 24/7.

We're doing everything we can to prevent any crime occurring in these areas, but if you have any concerns, don't hesitate to contact us.
Canterbury Police
02/19/2017 at 23:03. Facebook
We want to acknowledge the amazing people from our communities who have lent a helping hand during the fire emergency.

These snap is of a Community Patrol team whose members came from as far afield as Timaru to assist with keeping evacuated houses safe.

Top effort thanks guys!
Canterbury Police
02/19/2017 at 22:19. Facebook
The emergency response to the Port Hills Fires has been an amazing team effort.

Here pictured at the field where the choppers are operating from is a mixture of staff from Police, NZ Fire Service, NZ Defence Force, Civil Defence along with the amazing helicopter pilots.

We're reliably informed that the bloke on the right flank next to Sergeant Toni Carroll asked about NZ Police Recruitment.....
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02/19/2017 at 19:55. Facebook
Our staff are still out and about around the cordons of the fire affected areas 24/7.

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask one of our friendly officers. We're here to help!
Canterbury Police
02/19/2017 at 07:18. Facebook
Constable Jess Galbraith went the extra mile today to help save a possum she found sheltering underneath some solar panels.

The fire had come incredibly close to reaching this little guy and he was a bit scorched and low on energy.

Jess was straight to the rescue and after sharing some of her water, the little possum perked right up!

#PortHillsFires #NZPolice
Canterbury Police
02/19/2017 at 03:32. Facebook
A friendly reminder - please keep away from the cordoned areas and don't try to enter them from neighbouring roads and tracks in the area.

We have had a few problems today with people trying to get a closer look and walking where they shouldn't.

This puts them at extreme risk. Not only is there an ongoing fire risk and issues like powerlines down but there are still a large number of...
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02/19/2017 at 02:38. Facebook
Was fantastic to let some people through the cordons and back into their properties for a few hours today.

We thank people for their patience and understanding during this process.

Our staff helped people at Worsleys Road to talk everything through, gather some things from their homes, move around some belongings and even helped try to track down some lost pet cats!

Shout out to The New...
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Canterbury Police
02/18/2017 at 19:41. Facebook
This is the Canterbury Police Incident Command Post (aka our Mobile Police Base) on Worsleys Rd. We're proud to be helping the community while we continue to assist Civil Defence in its ongoing response to the fires.
Canterbury Police
02/18/2017 at 08:36. Facebook
This was taken beyond the cordon on Worsleys Rd earlier today. On the left (and right) you can the lines crews working hard. On the right you can see the effects of the fire.
Canterbury Police
02/18/2017 at 00:56. Facebook
If you've been affected by the fires, you'll continue to see Police at Civil Defence cordons. Police, along with Defence Force teams, have been tasked by Civil Defence to perform this role. These cordons exist for people's safety. (The picture's of a card we have recieved from 'folk in Westmorland').