Timothy Brown

Tougher stand on noise complaints

Tougher stand on noise complaints

The Dunedin City Council is taking a tougher stand against some increasingly ''obnoxious and belligerent'' students following a record number of noise complaints.

Disheartened at driver's dell destruction

Disheartened at driver's dell destruction

An ''ignorant'' and ''dim'' vandal has driven a car through the Dunedin Botanic Garden, causing at least $1000 damage and destroying a 12-year-old rhododendron.

Upset farmers dump excrement at ORC

Upset farmers dump excrement at ORC

An ongoing dispute with a North Otago farmer who says he is at his wit's end has landed the Otago Regional Council in the poo - literally.

Concerns for missing Alexandra woman

Concerns for missing  Alexandra woman

Police have concerns for an Alexandra woman not seen yesterday afternoon.

'Cowardly' assault on policewoman

'Cowardly' assault on policewoman

A policewoman was punched in the face several times by a Dunedin man during a ''cowardly'' assault, police say.

$8 million facelift for university

$8 million facelift for university

Next month, the University of Otago will embark on a 21-month multimillion-dollar landscaping project to transform Dunedin's campus. Timothy Brown reports.

No evidence of 'longer-term trend'

Despite recent high-profile assaults against police officers, there is no cause for concern and no evidence of a trend, Southern district commander Superintendent Andrew Coster says.

Keg party 'very positive overall'

Keg party 'very positive overall'

The future of the Hyde St keg party appears safe despite a handful of drunken incidents marring the annual scarfie drinking session.

Ministry slashes bailiff numbers

Ministry slashes bailiff numbers

Only one bailiff will remain in Otago after changes to the Ministry of Justice collections unit.

Queenstown credit card scam busted

Queenstown credit card scam busted

A credit card scam has been uncovered in Queenstown.