Hamish McNeilly

Shooting leads to rise in reporting family violence

Shooting leads to rise in reporting family violence

The shooting of two Dunedin children by their father has led to an increase in reporting of family violence incidents in the city, police say.

Account cancelled by fake letter

Account cancelled by fake letter

A Dunedin pensioner is shocked that someone would send a fake letter cancelling his telephone account.

Defamation appeal dismissed

A Dunedin man's defamation appeal case has been dismissed and he has been ordered to pay appeal costs.

Man tasered after pursuit

Man tasered after pursuit

A Dunedin man was pepper-sprayed and tasered by police after allegedly assaulting officers following an early morning pursuit through the city in a stolen vehicle.

Police apologise to man over failure

Police apologise to man over failure

Police have apologised to a Dunedin man for an ''unacceptable level of service'' after officers failed to act on information identifying an alleged offender.

Lotto products aim to attract younger players

Lotto New Zealand is making a play towards a younger demographic by launching a new smartphone app and a new gambling product this year.

Pilot walks away from micro-light crash

Pilot walks away from micro-light crash

A pilot has escaped with minor injuries after a micro-light plane crash in south Otago this afternoon.

'What does ... justice mean?'

'What does ... justice mean?' Prominent man avoids indecency conviction

A victim is questioning the justice system after the prominent man who touched her indecently was discharged without conviction and granted permanent name suppression in the Dunedin District Court.

Children give it everything

Children give it everything

Fewer competitors in the Weet-Bix Tryathlon this year helped reduce the annual ''bottleneck''at the Mosgiel Pool, organiser say.

Banana supply hits skids

Banana supply hits skids

A major grocery chain is unable to guarantee bananas will be available on shelves this week, as a nationwide shortage looms.