Hamish McNeilly

Pests deadlier than poachers

Pests deadlier than poachers

Poaching remains a constant menace for jewelled gecko on the Otago Peninsula, but pales in comparison to the threat from mice, rats and stoats.

Police ask: Have you seen this man?

Police ask: Have you seen this man?

Police have released a CCTV image of a man thought to be involved in an aggravated robbery in central Dunedin earlier this month, and are appealing to the public for help finding the alleged offender.

Prentice tipped to run

Prentice tipped to run

Invercargill-based entertainer Suzanne Prentice is set to announce on Monday whether she will stand in the local body elections, but Mayor Tim Shadbolt has predicted she will challenge for the Invercargill mayoralty.

Assault, fight, on Dunedin streets

An 18-year-old woman was knocked unconscious in an incident yesterday.

Hand-delivered to police

Hand-delivered to police

A 37-year-old woman, who is alleged to have fraudulently claimed money from food outlets for poor-quality food, turned herself in to Dunedin police last night.

Unease caused by theft of panties spurs action

Unease caused by theft of panties spurs action

When dozens of items of underwear went missing from his mother's Abbotsford clothesline, Nick Reeves decided to take the matter into his own hands.

Fuss-making ma'am suspected of scam

Fuss-making ma'am suspected of scam

Police want to speak to a woman they say must be either the unluckiest diner in Dunedin or a scam artist who is conning city eateries out of hundreds of dollars.

More southbound mephedrone seized

More southbound mephedrone seized

Customs officials have confirmed another seizure of the recreational drug mephedrone, involving a package destined for a Wanaka address.

Brief arrest made

An alleged serial underwear thief was arrested in Dunedin yesterday, with police hoping to reunite the "large quantity" of recovered female briefs with their rightful owners.

Doc confident gate possum-proof

Doc confident gate possum-proof

The Department of Conservation (Doc) is confident possums and other pests will not be able to cross a Fiordland river using one of its bridges.