Hamish McNeilly

Keen bargain hunters get early start in book stacks

Keen bargain hunters get early start in book stacks

Driving 1000km and lining-up for five hours gave Brian Keys, of Napier, the right to be first in queue at the Regent 24-Hour Book Sale yesterday.

Mineral permits include for Doc to take gold at Kawarau location

Of the more than 200 mining permits issued for Department of Conservation land, one is from the department itself.

Wind farm firm sourcing turbines

The Mt Stuart wind farm could be producing power within the next 10 to 15 months, but first the company behind the South Otago site needs to secure some wind turbines.

Horse float shunts car into wall

Horse float shunts car into wall

Two horses had an unexpected ride yesterday morning after their horse float became separated from its towing vehicle and crashed into a parked car.

New Brisbane flight from Pacific Blue

New Brisbane flight from Pacific Blue

Dunedin International Airport has been given a boost by the confirmation Pacific Blue will add another direct flight to Brisbane later this year.

'Huge potential' in media firms' deal

'Huge potential' in media firms' deal

Dunedin multimedia heavyweights NHNZ and Animation Research Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together - a move which is expected to provide a major boost for the city to become a digital hub.

Sights set on dog tucker

Sights set on dog tucker

Some Central Otago rabbits will end up as dog tucker if Trixie Scott has her way.

Southern firearm users top 30,000

The Southern Police District has the second-highest number of licensed firearms users in the country, but police are unable to provide an accurate figure for the number of firearms.

Man stabbed in muttonbirds dispute

A 49-year-old unemployed Invercargill man faces serious assault charges after a fellow muttonbirder was stabbed in the neck on the remote Titi Islands on Monday.

Otago hotels lead way as guest nights rise

The Otago accommodation sector has checked in big with occupancy rates, having recorded the largest increase in guest nights for the whole country, with its hotels leading the way.