Hamish McNeilly

'Huge potential' in media firms' deal

'Huge potential' in media firms' deal

Dunedin multimedia heavyweights NHNZ and Animation Research Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together - a move which is expected to provide a major boost for the city to become a digital hub.

Southern firearm users top 30,000

The Southern Police District has the second-highest number of licensed firearms users in the country, but police are unable to provide an accurate figure for the number of firearms.

Sights set on dog tucker

Sights set on dog tucker

Some Central Otago rabbits will end up as dog tucker if Trixie Scott has her way.

Man stabbed in muttonbirds dispute

A 49-year-old unemployed Invercargill man faces serious assault charges after a fellow muttonbirder was stabbed in the neck on the remote Titi Islands on Monday.

Otago hotels lead way as guest nights rise

The Otago accommodation sector has checked in big with occupancy rates, having recorded the largest increase in guest nights for the whole country, with its hotels leading the way.

Gaming trustee victim of 'grey area'

The Queenstown-based trustee at the centre of a gaming machine funding row has broken his silence, maintaining he did nothing wrong.

Anime convention brings out character

Anime convention brings out character

You have read the comics, watched the cartoons, bought the toy characters, traded the cards, played the video game and seen the movie - so what's left?Dress up as your favourite fictional character, that's what.

Prosecution 'option' in gaming case

Prosecution 'option' in gaming case

The Department of Internal Affairs is not ruling out prosecuting the gaming machine society which paid nearly $500,000 to its Queenstown-based trustee, in a case which has shocked and embarrassed the industry.

Sightseeing tour buses strike double trouble

Dunedin's two double-decker buses have been doubly decked - by retirement and mechanical failure.

Gaming trusts' licence censure

A Dunedin-based gaming trust, and another trust which paid more than $460,000 to its Queenstown-based trustee, have had their appeals to the Gambling Commission dismissed and their licences suspended.