Hamish McNeilly

Thousands turn out for Anzac Day

Thousands turn out for Anzac Day

A forecast of rain did not deter the more than 2000 people who attended the Anzac Day dawn service at Dunedin's Queens Gardens this morning.

Hair specimens raise moose hopes

Hair specimens raise moose hopes

Dunedin septuagenarian has returned from the bush armed with what he believes is a vital piece of evidence that proves moose are still roaming Fiordland.

Chopper saves surfer

Chopper saves surfer

A surfer was winched to safety after he was swept away from a beach and on to rocks during a surfing competition yesterday.

Undead bring extra life to South Dunedin

Undead bring extra life to South Dunedin

The undead - including a Labour MP - shuffled vacant-eyed through South Dunedin yesterday.

Runaway driveshaft crashes into vehicle

Four elderly occupants were left shaken but uninjured after a runaway driveshaft crashed into their vehicle on State Highway 1 near Balclutha on Tuesday night.

House destroyed by fire

House destroyed by fire

A Milton firefighter fought the fire that destroyed an unoccupied relocatable house in a Milton yard yesterday.

Tourist loses way on walk

An American tourist, who nearly sparked a full-scale search and rescue operation yesterday morning, managed to walk out of the bush and hitchhike home.

Pony club grant queried

A rural Dunedin pony club, which received a pokie grant of nearly half a million dollars last year, has rejected allegations it acted as a front for racing interests.

Burnt car linked to homicide

Burnt car linked to homicide

A vehicle belonging to one of three men accused of murder was gutted by fire in Dunedin on Saturday morning, and police are appealing for witnesses.

Police vehicle damage itemised

Police vehicle damage itemised

Fifteen vehicles written off and more than $2 million in damage put a small dent in the 3000-strong police vehicle fleet last year.