Hamish McNeilly

Guidebook takes aim

Guidebook Lonely Planet throws another rotten tomato at Cromwell's Big Fruit sculpture in its latest New Zealand guidebook, and Invercargill finally gets a reprieve - of sorts.

Jetstar has Dunedin on radar

Jetstar has Dunedin on radar

Southern cities Dunedin and Invercargill are firmly on Jetstar's radar, as the budget airline launches an aggressive expansion phase in New Zealand following the departure of Pacific Blue.

Sophie's story inspired group

Sophie's story inspired group

A foundation named after murdered Dunedin woman Sophie Elliott, which aims to prevent violence towards younger woman, is set to be launched in the coming weeks.

Afternoon assault shocks cafe patrons

Afternoon assault shocks cafe patrons

Stunned cafe-goers watched a youth being chased around the Octagon by two others, before being kicked and punched unconscious inside a Dunedin food outlet yesterday afternoon.

Two arrested after officer assaulted

Two arrested after officer assaulted

A Dunedin man who grabbed a police constable's testicles while a woman kicked the officer faces several charges.

Scam asks 'shoppers' to cash 'travellers cheques'

Scam asks 'shoppers' to cash 'travellers cheques'

"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," is good advice.

Geologists map rupture

Geologists map rupture

While the magnitude 7.1 Canterbury earthquake was an event most people would not like to repeat, it represented a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity for geologists.

Govt urged to reassure potential tourists

Govt urged to reassure potential tourists

The Government should move quickly to reassure tourists planning on visiting New Zealand that it was "business as usual" following the Canterbury earthquake, a tourism expert said yesterday.

Arson severely damages house

Arson severely damages house

A Corstorphine house was severely damaged in an arson attack on Monday night.

Christchurch prisoners transferred to Otago

Dozens of prisoners, including those with high security classifications, were moved to the Otago Corrections Facility (OCF) at Milburn by bus yesterday following concerns about Christchurch Men's Prison after Saturday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake.