Hamish McNeilly

Firemen free man from hay feeder

A man suffered serious injuries when his hands caught in a hay feeder in rural Southland yesterday morning.

Man suffers severe injuries in Southland hay feeder accident

Man suffers severe injuries in Southland hay feeder accident

A man suffered serious injuries when his hand was caught in a hay feeder in rural Southland this morning.

Police probe string of burglaries

Police are investigating several burglaries in the Dunedin area.

Grandfather 'supplied vodka to minors'

Grandfather 'supplied vodka to minors'

The actions of a Dunedin grandfather who bought a bottle of spirits for two minors and then dropped them off in the student quarter was ''beyond comprehension'', police say.

Armed offenders squad called to dispute

Armed offenders squad called to dispute

A 22-year-old man holds his hands behind his head as he is taken into custody by the armed offenders squad in Dunedin yesterday.

AOS training off to a flying start

AOS training off to a flying start

An ''armed and dangerous fugitive'' was detained yesterday by armed offenders squad members as part of a joint-agency training day.

Different view of the news

Different view of the news

I have some news for modern-day philosopher Alain De Botton. The News: A User's Manual is one frustrating read.

Plea from victim's mother

Plea from victim's mother

The Dunedin mother of a victim who had her head split open with an axe is campaigning for tougher penalties for offenders who breach protection orders.

Ex-Dunedin man foils would-be bomber

Ex-Dunedin man foils would-be bomber

A former Dunedin man turned Sydney-based policeman helped foil a would-be bomber from exacting revenge on a doctor he blamed for his blindness.

Jackpot as parking meter pays out

Jackpot as parking meter pays out

A lucky motorist hit the jackpot in central Dunedin yesterday, thanks to a malfunctioning parking machine.