Hamish McNeilly

Fewer drink drivers

Fewer drink drivers

There had been a ''noticeable decrease'' in the number of drink drivers apprehended in the South since lower levels were introduced, police say.

Filching feline's fluffy fascination

Filching feline's fluffy fascination

It's a tale of two kitties.

Welding blamed for grass fire

Welding blamed for grass fire

The welding of a railway track triggered a grass fire, forcing the partial closure of State Highway 1 near Henley yesterday afternoon.

Police busy with burglaries

Police are investigating a large number of burglaries around the Dunedin area, including the theft of $4500 worth of tools.

Vandals in chapel attack

Vandals in chapel attack

Vandals smashed a leadlight window and snapped ornamental crosses at a Dunedin chapel, leaving the church counting the cost.

Increase in southern road toll disappoints police

Increase in southern road toll disappoints police

Deaths on Otago roads last year were the highest in six years.

Crash stats please Southern police

Southern police are pleased with driver behaviour over the busy Christmas holiday period, with fewer crashes recorded.

Responsive neighbours help quell electrical fire

Responsive neighbours help quell electrical fire

The quick action of neighbours helped minimise the effects of an electrical fire at a Dunedin home.

Lifeguard on spot for multiple rescues

Lifeguard on spot for multiple rescues

Off-duty lifeguards saved two visiting teenage girls caught in a rip off St Clair Beach on Saturday.

Unbowed by brutal beating

Unbowed by brutal beating

She has brain trauma, a broken eye socket, a shattered cheekbone, a broken nose and a broken lower and upper jaw.