Hamish McNeilly

Puzzling flotsam washed in by the tide

Puzzling flotsam washed in by the tide

An Ocean View couple have a top mystery on their hands.

Students fly for less

Air New Zealand is again offering student standby fares for University of Otago and Otago polytechnic students.

Dunback bungalow burns

Dunback bungalow burns

Fire appliances from Waikouaiti and Palmerston and a Rural Fire water-tanker were called to a "well-involved" fire in a Dunback Rd wooden bungalow shortly before 5pm.

Total fire ban for city; care urged

A total fire ban has been declared for Dunedin for the first time since 2004, with residents reminded to be extra careful when disposing of cigarette butts, or using lawnmowers during the dry conditions.

Trust will honour memory of Phil Cox

Trust will honour memory of Phil Cox

A charitable trust has been created to honour the memory of a Dunedin-based oral surgeon killed in a head-one car accident a year ago.

Dunedin man happy to return from Chile

Mike Scurr is pleased to be home after a business trip to remember.

No drop in calls to *555

A ban on using hand-held cellphones while driving has made little impact on the number of drivers calling a free cellphone hotline.

Unconventional salvage method brings success

Unconventional salvage method brings success

Two single air-bed mattresses spared Simon Blake's yacht a fate worse than the Titanic.

Community gain after XT pain

Community gain after XT pain

Thank you very much for your kind donation, Telecom. The company yesterday announced $250,000 funding for South Island community projects, after the failures of its XT network.

Dunedin Madeleine sighting ruled out but more claimed

Dunedin Madeleine sighting ruled out but more claimed

Further possible sightings of Madeleine McCann in Otago have surfaced, with a couple "80% confident" they saw the missing girl in August last year.