A man armed with a knife was tasered and taken into custody
after a standoff with police in Andersons Bay, Dunedin.
K2 will be voluntarily withdrawn from sale - at a cost of
millions of dollars to the manufacturer of the synthetic
cannabis product - but the announcement has been greeted with
A convicted murderer, who is serving a life sentence for the
murder of a 13-year-old Oamaru boy, has been declined parole
''given his clear high risk''.
Gareth Lawrence Smither, who murdered his ex-girlfriend in
Dunedin almost 16 years ago, has been having some limited
unescorted ground leave, a New Zealand Parole Board decision
Convicted fraudster Michael Swann is appearing before the New
Zealand Parole Board this week, four years after he was
imprisoned for defrauding the Otago District Health Board of
almost $17 million.
Jarrod Allan Mangels, who murdered Arrowtown woman Maureen
McKinnel 25 years ago, has been declined parole for two
Police want an apology after a union boss accused officers of
giving McDonald's special treatment because they receive menu
items for as little as half price from the fast-food giant.
Police are investigating an incident with ''sinister
overtones'' after a man allegedly performed an indecent act
in front of a woman, and later followed her in a car.
McDonald's says an edited video of a man egging on a motorist
to drive into protesters outside its north Dunedin restaurant
does not show the full story.
Southern health users will have a new shuttle service
travelling from Invercargill to Dunedin Hospital within
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