Debbie Porteous

Undie 500 case for diversion

One person arrested during the weekend the Undie 500 rally arrived in Dunedin has been given diversion and another is being considered for it despite police promising no-one arrested during the disorder would get that option.

Three arrests after two fights

There arrests at the weekend following fights outside McDonald's restaurant in George St are probably indicative of what is going on in the city centre, Dunedin police say.

'Not ready' to set date

It was "hard to imagine" a hearing date for Clayton Weatherston's appeal would be set before Christmas, his lawyer said yesterday.

Spat over bars' drinks-discount deal

Spat over bars' drinks-discount deal

A spat between the authorities and lower Octagon bar owners has started over a promotion offering patrons a discounted taxi home if they buy six drinks in four hours.

Repaired rail track due to open tonight

Repaired rail track due to open tonight

The main trunk line between Dunedin and Oamaru is expected to reopen about 8pm tonight after a freight train derailed on Wednesday, damaging 800m of the track.

Balaclava caretaker declared the best

Balaclava caretaker declared the best

Graham Hansen takes good care of Balaclava School in Dunedin.

BB pistol sparks police response

BB pistol sparks police response

A rapid police response was sparked yesterday when a member of the public witnessed what was apparently a youth pointing a pistol at another youth outside a New Zealand Post shop and Kiwibank branch in Dunedin.

Firefighters cut 'brave' girl (5) free from tree

Firefighters cut 'brave' girl (5) free from tree

Olivia Baker had her first experience with the Fire Service yesterday when she had to be cut out of a tree in her school's playground.

Misfired cannon early start to commemorations

Misfired cannon early start to commemorations

Armistice Day in Dunedin began 12 minutes early yesterday when a blank round from the Robbie Burns cannon in the Octagon was accidentally set off at 10.48am.

Lucky escape from burning house

Three people asleep in a Kaitangata house destroyed by fire were lucky to escape with only smoke inhalation, a fire safety officer says.