Hamish McNeilly

Bus firms: name and shame?

Bus firms: name and shame?

Rather than slapping them with a wet bus ticket, the Otago Regional Council may drive bus companies who miss trips down the name-and-shame route.

Carrot shortage hinders rabbit control

Carrot shortage hinders rabbit control

Efforts to control Otago's burgeoning rabbit population are being hindered by a shortage of carrots.

Drunken brawl in convenient location

When a drunken brawl broke out early yesterday, police did not have far to go.

Convicted officers on full pay

Convicted officers on full pay

Two Dunedin constables sentenced on assault charges yesterday, remain suspended on full pay and could stay with the police force.

Small investors asked to raise contribution or leave fund

As part of a major shake-up of the Catholic Development Fund, small investors have been asked by the Bishop of Dunedin to increase their contributions or leave the fund.

Varsity to discipline students

Varsity to discipline students

The actions of students involved in disorderly behaviour and burning couches was disappointing and the University of Otago plans to discipline those involved, Student Services director David Richardson says.

Fire Service called to couch fires in Castle St

Fire Service called to couch fires in Castle St

Three couch fires in just over 30 minutes in Dunedin's student area tied up emergency services staff last night.

MP's Bill aims to help NZ industry

MP's Bill aims to help NZ industry

The economy would benefit if the Government favoured local tenders over their offshore counterparts, says a Dunedin MP who plans to introduce a private member's Bill on the topic.

Practice still waiting for new doctors

Practice still waiting for new doctors

The prognosis for patients seeking appointments at Balclutha's largest general practice is for long waits, after it was hit by its second doctor shortage in as many years.

Thai insights presented in peace lecture

Thai insights presented in peace lecture

Thailand is a deeply divided society, and is likely to remain a powder keg until key problems are resolved, a visiting lecturer says.