Hamish McNeilly

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.

Medals for more than 800 children

Medals for more than 800 children

The number of children swimming, biking and running may have been down compared with previous years, but enthusiasm was up, organisers of the Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon say.

Laser strike danger on the rise

Laser strike danger on the rise

A dozen potentially dangerous laser strikes on aircraft have been reported in Otago and Southland, as tough new controls on laser pointers come into effect.

Fire-damaged trawler to be scrapped

A boat severely damaged in a fire at Careys Bay two years ago is set to be consigned to scrap.

I don't blame police: driver

I don't blame police: driver

A Dunedin driver who lost his leg after his truck collided with a cow holds no grudge against police.

Disqualified teen's driving irks police

A disqualified teen driver's decision to flee police, sparking a pursuit through central Dunedin, has angered police.