Hamish McNeilly

Balloon's trip 30km into space hits spot

Balloon's trip 30km into space hits spot

The Dunedin Space Programme had lift-off.

Changes to stay

Last year's ''well publicised issues'' concerning operators and cruise ship passengers at Port Otago are over.

Road toll 'awful'; police out in force this weekend

Ten more people have died on southern roads this year than in the corresponding period last year; and ahead of the busy holiday weekend, police are saying they have had enough.

Appeal for great care on southern roads

Appeal for great care on southern roads

Senior Southern policeman Al Dickie says all drivers must realise death and mutilation can be the result of their misjudgement.

Herbal 'highs' resurface

A wholesaler and dairies and service stations in Dunedin are in talks about stocking a new generation of legal highs, industry sources say.

Sir Gordon 'deeply sorry' for sexually inappropriate joke

Sir Gordon 'deeply sorry' for sexually inappropriate joke

New Zealand sevens rugby coach Sir Gordon Tietjens has apologised for a sexually inappropriate joke he made during the Otago Sports Awards.

Fatal crash driver had offered taxi-type rides

Fatal crash driver had offered taxi-type rides

The learner driver in a crash that killed a young Mosgiel brother and sister had previously offered illegal taxi rides via a controversial Facebook page.

Police endorse Octagon closure

Police endorse Octagon closure

Dunedin is lucky an intoxicated pedestrian has not been seriously injured by a vehicle in the inner city, police say.

Evacuation after Dunedin gas leak

Evacuation after Dunedin gas leak

A leaking 45kg gas cylinder has prompted an evacuation of a Dunedin street this afternoon.

Investigation affects funding to racing

Investigation affects funding to racing

Millions of dollars of pokies cash has stopped flowing into the coffers of the racing industry as a major joint agency investigation unfolds.