'Enjoying the season a bit too much' results in South D fire call

'Enjoying the season a bit too much' results in South D fire call

A group of revellers "enjoying the season a bit too much'' resulted in fire fighters being called out to a bonfire in South Dunedin tonight.

AOS call out at Brighton

AOS call out at Brighton

The main road out to the Dunedin suburb of Brighton has been blocked by police after an armed offenders squad call-out this evening.

Death of missing man an 'absolute tragedy'

Death of missing man an 'absolute tragedy'

A senior police officer involved in the search for missing Christchurch rebuild worker Hayden Cossey has described the "absolute tragedy" of finding him dead at a remote rockfall.

Dunedin

Arrest after driving incident

Arrest after driving incident

A police officer and a member of the public were assaulted after trying to stop a woman from driving dangerously on Taieri Rd yesterday, Sergeant Reece Munro, of Dunedin, said.

Ombudsman slates Doc park decision

Ombudsman slates Doc park decision

A decision by Doc to allow a 66% increase in overnight guided walkers daily on the Routeburn Track ''drives a horse and carriage through'' the Mt Aspiring National Park Plan.

Skills shortage starts to bite in South

Skills shortage starts to bite in South

The shortage of skilled workers in Otago-Southland is starting to bite as manufacturing and service sector growth leaves employers unable to fill some key positions.

Company demanded wages from greiving worker

Company demanded wages from greiving worker

An insulation company has no authority to demand wages from a greiving worker who failed to give two weeks' notice he was leaving the company because of the sudden death of his father, the Employment Relations Authority says.

National MP accused of assault

National MP accused of assault

Prime Minister John Key's office is refusing to comment on reports of an assault complaint against National's Northland MP Mike Sabin, directing media queries this afternoon to police.

NY cops slain in apparent retribution attack

NY cops slain in apparent retribution attack

A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an "assassination", hours after warning on social media that he planned an attack in retribution for recent US police killings of unarmed black men.

Cairns mourns children deaths at memorial

Cairns mourns children deaths at memorial

A grandfather at the centre of one of the nation's most horrific tragedies has reached out to others mourning the alleged murders of eight children in Cairns.

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