Hamish McNeilly

Huge spread electorate's biggest issue

Hamish McNeilly profiles Te Tai Tonga, the southern Maori electorate long dominated by the name Tirikatene.

Student pleads guilty on two drug charges

Student pleads guilty on two drug charges

A  Dunedin student charged with nine drug related offences has pleaded guilty on two cannabis offences

Area outside library monitored

Area outside library monitored Young tearaways rather than bibliophiles are the focus of extra police attention in central Dunedin.

Man hurt in alleged axe attack in Roxburgh

Man hurt in alleged axe attack  in Roxburgh

A man survived an alleged axe attack in Central Otago last night.

Mudlarks dish the dirt at Wingatui

Mudlarks dish the dirt at Wingatui

Mud? Check! Sweat? Check! Tears? Maybe not.

Helicopter rescues injured hula-hooper

Helicopter rescues injured hula-hooper

A hula hoop injury sparked a helicopter rescue at Aramoana on Saturday.

Shark repellent stops panic

Shark repellent stops panic

A Dunedin surfer who used to panic on hearing the shark bell sound at St Clair is panicking no more.

Drop in deployments of AOS

The country's armed offender squads are being deployed less, with fewer call-outs in their sights, police say.

Hikoi opens young eyes

Hikoi opens young eyes

Troubled youth - including the children of rival North Island gangs - were inspired by a visit to Dunedin.

Boys helping in the 'hood'

Boys helping in the 'hood'

Everybody loves a good neighbour.