Hamish McNeilly

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.

Dunedin link to Madeleine case

Dunedin link to Madeleine case

Security camera footage from The Warehouse in South Dunedin filmed seven months after her disappearance may provide a vital clue in the search for missing British girl Madeleine McCann.

Police find rifles, dope and boy (3) in car

Police find rifles, dope and boy (3) in car

Police have labelled a routine traffic stop resulting in the arrest of a Dunedin man as "disturbing", after he was allegedly found with two sawn-off rifles, some cannabis, and his 3-year-old son.

Drugs find in prisoner's excrement

Otago Corrections Facility staff got to the bottom of a drug smuggling attempt last week, after a prisoner tried to bring in drugs internally.

Fire on the mount: 'She's not looking good'

Fire on the mount: 'She's not looking good'

From his vantage point from the temporary control centre at Taieri Banks Station, Dunedin City Council principal rural fire officer Graeme Still does not like the view unfolding beneath him.

Act of kindness above the call of duty

An "act of kindness" by an Otago policeman has earned praise from a recent Australian visitor involved in a car crash last month.

Second death in 24 hours involving inhalants

Inhaling propellants is believed to have resulted in the death of two Dunedin 21-year-olds in a 24-hour period, resulting in the mother of one of the victims speaking out.

Theft, obstruction charges follow in wake of bail count

Three 18-year-old women will appear in the Dunedin District Court next week following an incident late on Thursday.

Man's death prompts warning

A Dunedin man is dead after allegedly inhaling liquefied petroleum gas (lpg) in a South Dunedin flat yesterday morning, prompting the mother of a Christchurch victim to call for education programmes before another life is lost.