Hamish McNeilly

Milburn prison escape risk 'mitigated'

Prison bosses remain tight-lipped on just how Stephen Maddren escaped from the Otago Corrections Facility, but insist any risk has been ''mitigated''.

Smashed window incident: taxi driver charged

A taxi driver accused of throwing a rock through a rival's window has been charged by police.

'Drunk, dangerous' Australian driver charged

'Drunk, dangerous' Australian driver charged

Another day on Queenstown's roads, another example of a dangerous overseas driver. This time, a drunk Australian, police say.

Victim fought off attackers

Victim fought off attackers

A student who fought off two abductors on a mission to rape has made her parents ''insanely proud''.

Inmates relate to message in plays

Inmates relate to message in plays

Hard-hitting plays about the criminal justice system have won over the most hardened critics.

'Gutted' over loss of watch

'Gutted' over loss of watch

A Dunedin man is appealing for the return of his late father's watch, which he had had restored to wear at his graduation this Saturday.

Door-to-door salesman complaint spurs advice

Elsderly residents concerned about pushy salesmen can contact police to check their credentials.

Student charged over party drug haul

Student charged over party drug haul

A ''commercial enterprise'' of party drugs sourced over the internet and destined for the Dunedin market has been seized, police say.

Confusion ends with collision

Confusion ends with collision

Confusion about New Zealand roads resulted in a crash near Queenstown yesterday.

Call to open up on domestic violence

Call to open up on domestic violence

We need to talk about domestic violence. That is the message from Senior Sergeant Marty Gray, of Dunedin.