Debbie Porteous

Name suppression changes signalled

New proposals to make it harder for the evidence and the names of accused and convicted people to be suppressed in court and easier to suppress the names of children and victims, signal the rebalancing of the intention of the law, an Otago law professor says.

Stuffed native birds go under hammer

Stuffed native birds go under hammer

A rare case of stuffed native New Zealand birds from the 1870s is expected to fetch thousands at auction in Dunedin tomorrow.

Southland crime figures drop 13%

Southland crime figures drop 13%

Southland recorded the largest decrease in crime of any policing area in New Zealand over the last fiscal year.

Parents still seek answers over son's death

Parents still seek answers over son's death

The family of a Dunedin student who drowned after he fell into Otago Harbour say they will fight on to find out what really happened to their "special" son.

Dogged Dunedin couple bring rescue pup from Greece

Dogged Dunedin couple bring rescue pup from Greece

It seems likely Panos the dog has no idea how lucky he is.

Jail sentence for disgraced cop

Jail sentence for disgraced cop

There was more "fighting" ahead to uncover the whole truth, Shane Cribb and Steve Potter said yesterday after the jailing of former police officer Neil Ford.

3000 complaints; one dismissal

Nearly 3000 complaints have been laid against New Zealand police officers - and 244 officers have faced disciplinary action for misconduct - since the police code of conduct was introduced.

Second monthly police statistics

New Zealand Police yesterday released its second set of monthly indicative statistics on how many crimes have been reported to police, what crimes they have discovered and what preventive activities they have been engaged in.

Must-have police car accessory

Must-have police car accessory

Constable Tina Svensk shows some of the pink tyre valve caps Dunedin police cars will be sporting this month and next in the name of breast cancer research.

Drug companies 'marketing' illnesses

Drug companies 'marketing' illnesses

General Practitioners at a symposium in Dunedin at the weekend were encouraged to educate themselves on medicinal drug risks because they would not get the whole story from pharmaceutical companies, who worked to increase their market, rather than inform it from a balanced perspective.