Hamish McNeilly

Pensioner targeted in phone scam

Pensioner targeted in phone scam

A Mosgiel pensioner almost lost $16,000 following a six-hour phone call with a scammer claiming to be from Spark.

Pensioner allegedly menaced

A Dunedin pensioner was allegedly threatened and forced to withdraw cash from a nearby ATM.

Driver unaware log had fallen off

The driver of a truck-and-trailer unit was unaware a log had fallen off the trailer on State Highway 1 yesterday until he was pulled over by police.

Facade shatters, showers street

Facade shatters, showers street

Exploding glass caused a shower of fragments to fall in front of Dunedin's Wall Street Mall yesterday.

Folimatama denied parole

Parole has been denied for a Dunedin man who nearly killed his then partner after an ''appalling explosion of violence''.

Calmly keeping the peace in central city

Calmly keeping the peace in central city

Reporter Hamish McNeilly goes on the beat with police in the Octagon on Saturday night, and discovers a city with a Jekyll and Hyde character.

Horse trainer escapes injury

Horse trainer escapes injury

A dog walker watched in horror as a horse fell on a trainer yesterday morning.

Sentencing brings relief to family

Sentencing brings relief to family

The family of Justin McFarlane said justice was delivered yesterday.

Student-quarter arsons could turn fatal: police

Student-quarter arsons could turn fatal: police

Deliberately-lit property fires in the student quarter could kill someone, a detective investigating the case warns.

Indecent assault-related sightings of man sought

Police are appealing for sightings of a man on a mountain bike in relation to an alleged indecent assault in the university area of North Dunedin this week.