A major gas leak in central Dunedin - which could have been
''catastrophic'' - prompted the evacuation of people from
shops and businesses yesterday morning.
Despite losing almost 10kg of muscle during a ''stressful''
year, Jeff Leckie has won the largest crossfit competition in
Dunedin's first cruise-ship visit of the season has been
cancelled due to bad weather in the North Island.
A fire at a Duncan St house is being investigated by Dunedin
Two Dunedin teenagers face charges for several burglaries,
and are being investigated in relation to others.
Jobs may be going from the Southern District Health Board
under the proposed implementation of a national programme.
Cyclists and pedestrians are still at risk on Dunedin roads
and footpaths, but proposals to improve safety are
encouraging, an international road safety engineer says.
Otago, and much of the South Island, continues to be supplied
with illicit drugs by North Island dealers, Southern police
Alcohol-fuelled violence in the Octagon and its link to
Parliament will be discussed at this month's Howard League
dinner in Dunedin, to be headlined by former prime minister
and leading legislator Sir Geoffrey Palmer.
More of Dunedin's Maori and Chinese stories will be shared,
and more will develop, through the work of tourism
professionals and academics in the city.
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