Hamish McNeilly

Bluegrass out of time: commission

A pokie trust established to fund the racing industry has been shut down following revelations a racing identity covertly manipulated grants.

Book of Chris Knox's art being crowd funded

Book of Chris Knox's art being crowd funded

New Zealand music legend Chris Knox is back painting again, after a debilitating stroke five years ago and supporters now hope to release a book of his distinctive art.

Sunbed suspected of sparking blaze

Sunbed suspected of sparking blaze

A sunbed is suspected of causing a fire which forced a couple to flee their Otago Peninsula home with only the clothes they were wearing, firefighters say.

Apology, but complaint over Bain jokes not upheld

Apology, but complaint over Bain jokes not upheld

The Bain case has been likened to that of OJ Simpson, in a decision about a controversial 7Days joke aired on TV3.

Card tracking experiment just the ticket

Card tracking experiment just the ticket

A Dunedin social experiment is going worldwide.

Just stop, driver begs

Just stop, driver begs

Every day, a Dunedin-based locomotive driver has a near miss with a motorist.

Opoho trapper spoken to

Police have spoken to the man who set possum traps in the Dunedin Town Belt.

Second chance to get it right

All he wants is a second chance.

Tools, golf gear and food stolen

Thousands of dollars worth of gear -including tools, golf equipment and even ice cream - was taken in a residential burglary this week.

Offender wore ski goggles for spray

Offender wore ski goggles for spray

An offender wielding a metal pipe donned ski goggles to protect himself from pepper spray as he advanced towards a policeman.