Hamish McNeilly

South Dunedin ram raid fails

South Dunedin ram raid fails

A pint-sized vehicle was used in an unsuccessful ram raid of a Dunedin shop - the second such attempt in the city this week.

Loss on Swann car likely

Loss on Swann car likely

Taxpayers could take a $100,000 loss when a Rolls-Royce linked to convicted fraudster Michael Swann goes to auction.

Taser fails to stop suspect in Gore

Taser fails to stop suspect in Gore

A Mataura man remains at large after a Taser deployed by police during a scuffle proved ineffective last night.

Milburn prison escape risk 'mitigated'

Prison bosses remain tight-lipped on just how Stephen Maddren escaped from the Otago Corrections Facility, but insist any risk has been ''mitigated''.

Smashed window incident: taxi driver charged

A taxi driver accused of throwing a rock through a rival's window has been charged by police.

'Drunk, dangerous' Australian driver charged

'Drunk, dangerous' Australian driver charged

Another day on Queenstown's roads, another example of a dangerous overseas driver. This time, a drunk Australian, police say.

Victim fought off attackers

Victim fought off attackers

A student who fought off two abductors on a mission to rape has made her parents ''insanely proud''.

Inmates relate to message in plays

Inmates relate to message in plays

Hard-hitting plays about the criminal justice system have won over the most hardened critics.

'Gutted' over loss of watch

'Gutted' over loss of watch

A Dunedin man is appealing for the return of his late father's watch, which he had had restored to wear at his graduation this Saturday.

Door-to-door salesman complaint spurs advice

Elsderly residents concerned about pushy salesmen can contact police to check their credentials.