Hamish McNeilly

Police censure 'idiots'

Police censure 'idiots'

Police have slammed fireworks-wielding ''idiots'' after people were spotted firing skyrockets from their cars.

Man held in 'quite vicious attack'

A man was held and beaten during a prolonged assault in Dunedin, police say.

Police follow tips in 'Operation Tui'

Police trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of a Dunedin mother 12 years ago are investigating new information concerning the cold case.

Police slam fireworks wielding 'idiots'

Police slam fireworks wielding 'idiots'

Police have slammed fireworks wielding ''idiots'' after people were spotted firing skyrockets from their cars.

Blaze under control; crews stay at scene

Blaze under control; crews stay at scene

The Rural Fire Service will remain at the scene of a massive scrub fire at Woodside, near Outram, that yesterday closed a highway and forced the evacuation of residents.

Scrub blaze: 'You knew you just had to go'

Scrub blaze: 'You knew you just had to go'

Thick smoke and falling ash surrounded Lynn Bennett as she fled the huge flames that came within metres of her Woodside home, west of Dunedin, yesterday.

Teen hit by tanker battling for life

Teen hit by tanker battling for life

A Maheno teenager is fighting for his life after being struck by a milk tanker near the town early yesterday.

Victim in fear after court privacy breach

Victim in fear after court privacy breach

A Dunedin man says he is living in fear after a Family Court privacy breach resulted in his address being sent to his brother, who had allegedly threatened to kill him.

'Adrenaline got the better of us'

'Adrenaline got the better of us'

The co-driver of a rally car which crashed on a rural road in North Otago says ''adrenaline got the better of us''.

Response shocks shark dive firm

Response shocks shark dive firm

Legal sharks are circling after an Australian company shocked protected great white sharks off the coast of Stewart Island.