Hamish McNeilly

Harbour boat crash 'a freak accident'

Harbour boat crash 'a freak accident'

Senior pupils went to the rescue of an Otago Boys' High School rowing eight when their skiff was hit by a powerboat driven by their coach in Otago Harbour.

Spelling champ d-e-l-i-g-h-t-e-d

Spelling champ d-e-l-i-g-h-t-e-d

George Sabonadiere loves words, and there is one he loves more than most.

Speedboat hits rowing boat on harbour

Speedboat hits rowing boat on harbour

Senior students went to the rescue of a year 9 rowing team when their skiff was hit by a powerboat driven by a coach in Otago Harbour this morning.

Prison definitely no 5-star hotel

Prison definitely no 5-star hotel

A tour of the Otago Corrections Facility this week gave reporter Hamish McNeilly a taste of prison life.

Needled by slow police response

Needled by slow police response

Dirty drug paraphernalia discarded on a Dunedin footpath was collected by police yesterday - six days after it was first reported.

One man's reaction authenticates anti-violence message

One man's reaction authenticates anti-violence message

An anti-violence campaigner was moved to tears by the actions of an inmate of Otago Corrections Facility yesterday.

Driver in double fatality 'for hire'

Driver in double fatality 'for hire'

The driver of a car which crashed, claiming the lives of two siblings, has boasted online about driving again as he touts illegal taxi rides.

Historic waka find excites as peninsula gives up secret

Historic waka find excites as peninsula gives up secret

The discovery of a historic waka unearthed from Papanui Inlet is a ''significant find'', a local kaumatua says.

Pedestrian (78) hit by 4WD in city

Pedestrian (78) hit by 4WD in city

Emergency services staff and pedestrians assist a 78-year-old woman pedestrian who was hit by a 4WD in central Dunedin yesterday afternoon.

Brewery mapped 'for the love of archaeology'

Brewery mapped 'for the love of archaeology'

If you want a beer at Wetherstons, you're about 90 years too late.