Deer poachers caught
An alert member of the public is to thank for police catching illegal poachers in Kaikoura on Saturday.
Constable Andy Grant, of Kaikoura police, said the man, from Christchurch, was driving north through the Hundalees in the early hours. As he came over the brow of a hill he noticed a car driving very slowly, which raised his suspicions. Mr Grant said the informant followed the car along the back roads where it parked in a wooded area.
Police arrived to find three men from Blenheim, one aged 17 and the other two aged 19. As a result of searching the nearby area a recently shot deer carcass was found, and two firearms and ammunition were also seized.