Hamish McNeilly

Tauranga hot on our heels

Booming Tauranga is set to overtake a static Dunedin as the country's fifth-biggest city.

Snap decision pays off as teens buttonhole 'Bond'

Snap decision pays off as teens buttonhole 'Bond'

A pair of cheeky teens chased down the man who plays James Bond through central Dunedin ''for a couple of quick selfies'' yesterday.

Stranded hunters rescued from snow

Stranded hunters rescued from snow

Three hunters whose vehicle got stuck in snow in the Lammerlaw Range yesterday were airlifted to safety overnight.

Streetlights back on after blackout

Streetlights back on after blackout

Dunedin streetlights are back on after an hour-long blackout across the city and Mosgiel.

Harbour boat crash 'a freak accident'

Harbour boat crash 'a freak accident'

Senior pupils went to the rescue of an Otago Boys' High School rowing eight when their skiff was hit by a powerboat driven by their coach in Otago Harbour.

Spelling champ d-e-l-i-g-h-t-e-d

Spelling champ d-e-l-i-g-h-t-e-d

George Sabonadiere loves words, and there is one he loves more than most.

Speedboat hits rowing boat on harbour

Speedboat hits rowing boat on harbour

Senior students went to the rescue of a year 9 rowing team when their skiff was hit by a powerboat driven by a coach in Otago Harbour this morning.

Prison definitely no 5-star hotel

Prison definitely no 5-star hotel

A tour of the Otago Corrections Facility this week gave reporter Hamish McNeilly a taste of prison life.

Needled by slow police response

Needled by slow police response

Dirty drug paraphernalia discarded on a Dunedin footpath was collected by police yesterday - six days after it was first reported.

One man's reaction authenticates anti-violence message

One man's reaction authenticates anti-violence message

An anti-violence campaigner was moved to tears by the actions of an inmate of Otago Corrections Facility yesterday.