Timothy Brown

Otago officer leads Coast restructure

Otago officer leads Coast restructure

One of Otago's top policewomen has been seconded to the West Coast to lead the troubled area through restructuring of its policing services.

'Anxiety hanging over us forever'

'Anxiety hanging over us forever'

The mother of a Dunedin woman who had been brutally stabbed and left for dead says her family will live in fear for the rest of their lives after confirmation the offender will be released this month.

Campers upsetting residents

Campers upsetting residents

Tensions are rising in Brighton Rd as reports of more than 30 freedom campers cramming into the Ocean View Reserve become common. 

Swimmers saved by off-duty lifeguards

Swimmers saved by off-duty lifeguards

Off-duty volunteer lifeguards rescued five swimmers who were caught in a rip at the unpatrolled St Kilda Beach yesterday.

'Very, very lucky call' credited for saving pub (+ video)

'Very, very lucky call' credited for saving pub (+ video)

Robbies Bar and Bistro owners Joy and Warren Jones are feeling lucky despite a trip to the emergency department after a fire at the restaurant last night.

Violent offender being released three years early

A high-risk violent offender who used a child as a human shield during an armed stand-off with police in Otago will be released from prison this month after more than six years behind bars.

Two people in hospital after crash (+ video)

Two people in hospital after crash (+ video)

Two people were taken to hospital after a crash involving a campervan driven by a German tourist near Karitane yesterday.

Unpaid fines total $20m

Unpaid fines total $20m

More than $20 million of outstanding fines are owed in Otago and Southland from the past five years and almost $6 million is overdue.

Six badly bitten by police dogs

Six badly bitten by police dogs

A young Dunedin boy needed hospital treatment after being attacked by an escaped police dog, it has been revealed.

Killer denied parole, said to be high risk

Killer denied parole, said to be high risk

The chokehold killer of a Dunedin man remains behind bars because of the high risk he presents to the community, the parole board says.