Lynda van Kempen

Pursuit suspects - one in wheelchair - sought by police

Pursuit suspects - one in wheelchair - sought by police

A man in a wheelchair is one of the two suspects sought after a police pursuit in Central Otago a week ago, involving a driver who fled at 140kmh, swerving past road spikes.

Police hunt suspect in wheelchair after Central pursuit

Police hunt suspect in wheelchair after Central pursuit

One of the two suspects sought after a police pursuit in Central Otago a week ago involving a driver who fled at 140kmh, swerving past road spikes, is a man in a wheelchair.

Cemetery charges scrutiny

The cost of dying could go up in parts of Central Otago.

Friends and colleagues bid farewell to slain worker

Friends and colleagues bid farewell to slain worker

Leigh Cleveland's beloved dogs featured in every anecdote shared at her funeral service in Alexandra on Saturday. People attending dog shows across the country that day were all observing a minute's silence to remember Ms Cleveland, mourners heard.

Winz shooting victim farewelled

Winz shooting victim farewelled

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and Work and Income staff were among about 300 mourners at the funeral of Susan Leigh Cleveland in Alexandra today.

'Leader of men' hailed

'Leader of men' hailed

The death of former policeman and St John paramedic Peter Grayland in a burn-off on a high country station this week is a massive loss to the wider Central Otago community, friends say.

Speeding driver avoids road spikes, eludes police

Speeding driver avoids road spikes, eludes police

A driver who fled from Central Otago police at 140kmh and swerved past road spikes is continuing to elude police.

Supercars loaned to motorsport park

Supercars loaned to motorsport park

Like any new arrivals, this foursome is already winning hearts. But unlike other new arrivals, each of these ''babies'' cost more than $1 million.

Boost for junior cricket

Growing numbers of junior cricketers in Central Otago are the catalyst for two new artificial cricket pitches to be constructed in Cromwell.

Police car in Kawarau Gorge crash

Police car in Kawarau Gorge crash

A nose-to-tail collision between a marked police car and another vehicle in the Kawarau Gorge on Monday night is being investigated.