Hamish McNeilly

Flat fire: 'I just couldn't believe it'

Flat fire: 'I just couldn't believe it' Kyle Thom has lost everything. The 19-year-old was out with mates when he was called and told his flat in Dunedin's student quarter was on fire.

Scheme sees fine payments rolling in

More than $1 million has been recouped from Southern fine dodgers.

Scarfies warned lighting fires could ruin career prospects

Students caught lighting fires could ruin their career prospects, University of Otago proctor Simon Thompson says.

Party 'just got too big'

Party 'just got too big'

An annual party at a sponsored student flat has been cancelled after more than 3000 people indicated they would attend.

Reward to 'rattle a few cages'

Reward to 'rattle a few cages'

A Dunedin publican, David ''Murdoch'' Miskimmin, is offering a $1000 reward for the arrest of the ''scumbag'' who stole thousands of gold coins from his pokie machines.

Public urged to 'dob in' desecrators

The desecration of Jewish graves in Dunedin was ''gutless, shameful and ignorant'', Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says.

Gravestone desecration at weekend

Gravestone desecration at weekend

A swastika was painted on a headstone and two other headstones were knocked over and broken in an anti-Semitic attack at a Dunedin cemetery.

No hiding party's streetful of shards

No hiding party's streetful of shards

A contractor has reportedly refused to clean Hyde St due to the amount of smashed glass strewn in the notorious party street in Dunedin's north end at the weekend.

Three car street race ends in collision

Three car street race ends in collision

A pregnant woman was taken to Dunedin Hospital after a street race involving up to three cars ended in a collision yesterday.

Second fatality following crash

Second fatality following crash

Another person has died following a fatal crash in Dunedin on Friday night.