Debbie Porteous

Punk archive saved

Punk archive saved

She donned her first pair of boots in 1978 and dedicated herself to punk for the next 20 years, documenting New Zealand's underground music and performance poetry scene along the way.

Hall family coping 'one hour at a time'

Hall family coping 'one hour at a time'

The family of Taieri woman Gayle Hall, who died in a car crash 400m from her home on Wednesday, is coping with her death "one hour at a time", a family friend says.

Training mooted for the scooter set

Training mooted for the scooter set

Tui Norman rides a maroon mobility scooter to match her magenta jacket.

No quake help yet

No quake help yet

People whose homes were flattened in Wednesday's earthquake in China were last night sheltering in tents, waiting for help, the uncle of a man caught up in the disaster says.

Paralympian's mother killed in crash

Paralympian's mother killed in crash

Gayle Hall, the mother of paralympic gold medallist Adam Hall, has died in a car crash south of Dunedin.

Police chase ends in crash; Tauranga man charged

Police chase ends in crash; Tauranga man charged

A man was arrested after a police pursuit of a speeding vehicle ended in a crash about 20km south of Dunedin yesterday.

Crashes prompt wet-weather road reminder

Crashes prompt wet-weather road reminder

The first rain during the day for a week made Dunedin roads greasy yesterday, prompting police to issue a reminder to drivers.

Living, breathing dance

Living, breathing dance

She lives with Italian nuns who hardly speak a word of English and enforce an 8pm curfew, gets up at 5.30am and dances seven and a-half hours a day - twice a week in the evening, too - and loves it.

Boy (13) admits shaking baby: police

A 13-year-old Invercargill boy has admitted to shaking a baby, leaving her with critical head injuries, police say.

Sleepless nights after finding decomposing body

Sleepless nights after finding decomposing body

A decomposing human body was not what he had come to Fiordland looking for, the hunter who made the discovery near a remote Fiordland creek says.