Hamish McNeilly

Meeuws' ta moko tells his stories

Meeuws' ta moko tells his stories

Kees Meeuws has no plans to stop getting ta moko.

Crash driver 'lucky'

Crash driver 'lucky'

The driver of a rural post vehicle which crashed into a locomotive at a South Otago level crossing yesterday had an ''extremely lucky escape'', police say.

Worth coming to South to get own house

Worth coming to South to get own house

Young couples desperate to get on the property ladder are moving south. And no wonder.

New strategies working for police

New strategies working for police

Trust and confidence in Southern police is the highest in the country at 83%, according to a recent survey.

Firearm concerns led to arrest over ammunition

A phone call from a person concerned that a man might be armed with a firearm resulted in the arrest of two men in Dunedin.

Large haul netted in Invercargill drug raid

Large haul netted in Invercargill drug raid

Crystal meth and a large quantity of LSD were seized by police in an armed search warrant executed in Invercargill this morning.

Dragged dog fell off ute

Dragged dog fell off ute

A horrified caller contacted police after seeing a dog being dragged by a ute around a Dunedin suburb yesterday.

'Question mark' over grader driver's death

'Question mark' over grader driver's death

An investigation is under way after a grader driver died near Lumsden yesterday.

Student voters shift right

Student voters shift right

The National Party's clean sweep of polling booths around the University of Otago appears to be a ''significant shift'' in the student voting base, political lecturer Dr Bryce Edwards says.

Killer snaps at victim's family

Killer snaps at victim's family

The demolition worker who choked a Dunedin man to death in a bar toilet was a ''parasite'' who showed no remorse in court yesterday, a grieving uncle says.