Hamish McNeilly

Knox minister says church may go without insurance

Knox minister says church may go without insurance

Historic Knox Church faces a future without insurance after being hit with a 300% increase in premiums, and the situation could be the same for other churches, its minister warns.

ORFU refuses to attend pokie talks

One of Dunedin's largest recipients of pokie grants has declined an invitation to a community meeting on ethical funding.

Threat prompts armed police callout; man charged

A threat against the Dunedin staff of an insurance company, prompted an armed offenders squad (AOS) callout yesterday afternoon.

Former prisoner leaves impression

He yelled and swore when he first entered Otago Community Hospice, but a former prisoner left a lasting impression on the staff who cared for him.

$10,000 bill for hoax call response

$10,000 bill for hoax call response

A massive police callout in South Otago sparked by a hoax 111 call, involving allegations of serious child abuse, cost at least $10,000.

Drunken female behaviour shocks

Drunken female behaviour shocks

The presence of grossly intoxicated females - including one found partially clothed and another who bit a policewoman - on Dunedin streets has shocked police.

Still special after 20 years

Still special after 20 years

A former Special Rigs for Special Kids participant has gone from the passenger seat to documenting the annual event.

Dunedin ready to put on its party face

Dunedin ready to put on its party face

From the great Kiwi barbecue to the science behind beer, Dunedin's largest Rugby World Cup festival aims to show what the city offers, to locals and visitors alike.

Campervans drop prices

Campervan companies have slashed prices up to 50% during the knockout phase of the Rugby World Cup, as they hope for a case of Advance Australia Fair.

Christchurch restaurateur relocates to Dunedin

Christchurch restaurateur relocates to Dunedin

He may have lost five businesses because of the Christchurch earthquake, but Ronnie Bhogal is definitely not out.