Debbie Porteous

Over the moon at ring's return

Over the moon at ring's return

The mysterious return of a stolen diamond engagement ring has delighted its owner, who had given up hope of seeing it again.

Keeping a weather eye out

As winter exits and Otago begins to dry out, rural firefighters are keeping an eye on the weather.

No keeping felled farrier from show

No keeping felled farrier from show

His face has practically been rebuilt after he was kicked by a horse last Wednesday, but come the weekend Dunedin horseman Mark Isaacs will be at the mini show in Clyde, right where he wants to be.

Crimestoppers hotline proves useful

Additional information from the Crimestoppers hotline has been welcomed by the Southern police district's intelligence unit.

Tsunami exercise to test revised plan

Dunedin civil defence and emergency management experts' ability to respond to a tsunami will be put to the test tomorrow as part of a national exercise.

Runaway keeps cops on the hop

Runaway keeps cops on the hop

A large rabbit took over Sergeant Dave Scott's office after being rescued from a busy central Dunedin street on Sunday night.

Crashed helicopter sent no signal

Crashed helicopter sent no signal

The Civil Aviation Authority will investigate why a locator transmitter did not go off after a helicopter crashed, killing two men, at Bluff this week.

Dunedin study subject of TV series

A four-part documentary series on what the findings of the 38-year Dunedin multidisciplinary health and development study reveals about us is expected to screen on TVNZ early next year.

Alcohol cheaper than water: study

Alcohol cheaper than water: study

A new University of Otago study provides evidence, its authors believe for the first time, that alcohol in New Zealand is more affordable than it was 10 years ago and that most of it is more affordable than bottled water.

Tongan police officers in Dunedin

Tongan police officers in Dunedin

Having two staff members selected to provide ongoing assistance and advice to the Tongan police as part of a development programme between New Zealand, Australia and Tonga is a feather in the Southern police district's cap, says the district superintendent.