Hamish McNeilly

Public service jobs disappear in the South

Public service jobs disappear in the South

One in five public service jobs in Otago and Southland have gone since National came to power.

Filming incentives put stars in southern eyes

Filming incentives put stars in southern eyes

Stars of the Hollywood variety are aligning for Otago and Southland.

Major film-makers drawn to South

Major film-makers drawn to South

More than 400 films have been shot in New Zealand over the past 75 years - from Rewi's Last Stand (1939) to Z for Zachariah.

Dangerous drivers fined $150

Dangerous drivers fined $150

Drivers snapped failing to keep left on Central Otago roads have been issued with $150 fines, but their actions could have been deadly, police say.

Google aid detecting child porn

Google aid detecting child porn

Internet giant Google helped pinpoint a Dunedin man accused of distributing objectionable material involving the abuse of children and animals.

Jail warning after drug making bid

Jail warning after drug making bid

A man left with burnt hands after a botched drug-making operation has been warned a prison term is likely if he reoffends.

Student wants life back no questions asked

Student wants life back no questions asked

Jordan Housiaux wants her life back.

Heating cannabis costly

Heating cannabis costly

A fire which destroyed a house and damaged another was started by a Dunedin man trying to inhale cannabis over an lpg heater, the Dunedin District Court has been told.

Golf clubs targeted again

Green fees boxes have been targeted by thieves at two southern golf courses over the past week and the thefts have been linked to similar offending earlier this year.

Alleged offender caught in Auckland

A shoulder surfer who allegedly targeted elderly victims in the South has been arrested in Auckland.