Hamish McNeilly

Racing clubs must reveal pokie interests

Racing clubs must reveal pokie interests

Racing clubs must declare their interests in pokies or risk losing their betting licences, it has been revealed.

Shoplifting no worse, retailers say

From visitors on a "thieving mission" at Dunedin shops to bored teenagers seeking a thrill, welcome to the dark world of shoplifting.

Sixth mutilated cat found in town

Sixth mutilated cat found in town

A short-haired tabby kitten was found starved and with its ears trimmed in Waikouaiti last week, bringing to six the number of mutilated cats found in the town.

Shadbolt's RWC ticket surprise

Shadbolt's RWC ticket surprise

Only one Southern local body, the Invercargill City Council, has bought tickets to the Rugby World Cup - and Mayor Tim Shadbolt is surprised at having to pay.

Youth Court judge buys Kronic in Dunedin

Youth Court judge buys Kronic in Dunedin

Youth Court principal Judge Andrew Becroft took part in a controlled purchase of Kronic after first hearing about the cannabis substitute while in Dunedin last month.

Drink-driving action praise

Police have praised the staff of a Dunedin service station, after they yesterday reported a drink-driver who was allegedly nearly six times over the legal limit.

Calls for Kronic to be banned

Calls for Kronic to be banned

Kronic, an over-the-counter cannabis substitute, should be banned, and stores profiting from the product named and shamed, opponents say.

Long-term effects of Kronic not known

Vomiting, drowsiness, chest pain, palpitations and dissociation from reality are some of the symptoms associated with synthetic cannabis such as Kronic, a Dunedin-based toxicologist says.

South's non-casino pokie spend down to $53 million

Punters have poured more than $53 million into pokies in southern pubs and clubs over the past year, Internal Affairs figures show.

Police ask: Do you know this man?

Police ask: Do you know this man?

Police have released the image of the man they say held up a Green Island bank on Tuesday morning, and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.