Hamish McNeilly

Neighbour to rescue in dog attack

Neighbour to rescue in dog attack

A heroic neighbour fought off a pair of bull mastiff-cross dogs mauling two women out for a walk in south Invercargill this afternoon.

Dozens of police faced disciplinary procedures

Dozens of police faced disciplinary procedures

Complaints about bad language and bullying are just some of the reasons for disciplinary actions against some Southern district police officers.

'Ratbag' offender sought by police

'Ratbag' offender sought by police

Police are hunting for a ''ratbag'' offender who grabbed groceries from a disabled man with a walking frame.

Payment dispute comes to head

A contractor tried to do a burnout on a driveway following a long-running dispute over payment and the quality of his work, police say.

Missing Gore teen found 'safe and well'

Missing Gore teen found 'safe and well'

Police who had concerns for the safety of a Gore teenager say she was found safe in the Southland town today.

Fewer drink drivers

Fewer drink drivers

There had been a ''noticeable decrease'' in the number of drink drivers apprehended in the South since lower levels were introduced, police say.

Filching feline's fluffy fascination

Filching feline's fluffy fascination

It's a tale of two kitties.

Welding blamed for grass fire

Welding blamed for grass fire

The welding of a railway track triggered a grass fire, forcing the partial closure of State Highway 1 near Henley yesterday afternoon.

Police busy with burglaries

Police are investigating a large number of burglaries around the Dunedin area, including the theft of $4500 worth of tools.

Vandals in chapel attack

Vandals in chapel attack

Vandals smashed a leadlight window and snapped ornamental crosses at a Dunedin chapel, leaving the church counting the cost.