Debbie Porteous

Crews battle blaze at Dunedin green waste dump (+ video)

Crews battle blaze at Dunedin green waste dump (+ video)

Firefighters battling a large fire in a green waste pit in Dunedin are concerned wind could cause the blaze to spread.

Coronet Peak to open on Saturday

Coronet Peak to open on Saturday

Freezing temperatures, flat-out snowmaking and confidence in the forecast to come has prompted Coronet Peak to call it for an opening on Saturday.

Lear jet on mapping flight

A Lear jet flying at 20,000ft, left for Christchurch about 3.30pm yesterday after completing 19 sweeps over Dunedin city and the Clutha district.

Deal to allow return to Oamaru courthouse

Deal to allow return to Oamaru courthouse

The Oamaru District Court is set to return to its old home in the 132-year-old Oamaru courthouse on Thames St.

Sewerage extension proposed

An extension to Kaka Point's sewerage system could future proof the area for future development.

Po’ boys, prawns and praline

Po’ boys, prawns and praline

It's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans. People get dressed up and dance and catch beads. They also eat. They might also travel to the other southern states, where they will also eat. Debbie Porteous finds they will encounter a mixed bag - but they won't go hungry.

Stray bullet prompts call for no-shooting signs

Stray bullet prompts call for no-shooting signs

Land Information New Zealand is to consider putting up signs warning people off shooting around the Bannockburn Inlet after a stray bullet struck a caravan in the area.

Shot hits caravan; spotlight ban call

Shot hits caravan; spotlight ban call

A Bannockburn woman who reported rabbit shooters to police after a caravan at a camping ground was struck by a stray bullet says spotlighting in the area must stop.

Utes collide in Manuka Gorge

Utes collide in Manuka Gorge

Two people are being treated for moderate injuries after a collision between two utes in the Manuka Gorge between Milton and Lawrence.

Housing shortage prompts appeal to speed process

Housing shortage prompts appeal to speed process

Construction of six-storey buildings in Gorge Rd, Queenstown, could be possible within a year, if a request to accelerate land-use rules is approved by the Environment Court.