The build-up to the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC) is gathering
momentum in Dunedin, with plans progressing for
entertainment, management and security of what is expected to
be the biggest international event held in the city.
Three recent crashes on the same section of State Highway 1
north of Dunedin will be investigated in depth by the New
Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), after emergency services
attributed the crashes to black ice.
Southern police were pleased with the effect of their "zero
tolerance" blitz on speed this weekend, but hoped the road
toll would stay low as people returned home after long
weekend marked by heavy rain, surface flooding and snow.
Police have commended
the actions of two Dunedin constables who laid a complaint
about the behaviour of colleagues last night found guilty of
kicking a man who was face down on the ground being
St John staff in the South will be prepared for almost any
scenario in a few weeks, after taking delivery of 16 large
blue bins that will each hold enough supplies to triage 10
people in a mass injury emergency.