Debbie Porteous

Logging accident under scrutiny

The exact circumstances of an accident in which two logging contractors were seriously injured at Mt Allan, near Dunedin, yesterday, is being worked through by an inspector from the Department of Labour.

Causes of house fires still under investigation

Causes of house fires still under investigation

A fire safety investigator is still working through the causes of two accidental house fires in Dunedin in the past week.

Alleged burger burglar arrested

A man has been arrested in relation to the burglary of Dunedin fast food restaurant Velvet Burger last month.

Constable Karl O'Dowda said police arrested the 27-year-old, who had been evading police for some time, in Dunedin yesterday.

The man would appear in the Dunedin District Court on Friday on a burglary charge.

Five Dunedin teens on drug charges

Five Dunedin teens on drug charges

Five young people are being dealt with in the courts after a police operation targeted teenage drug dealers in Dunedin.

Transfer prisoners settle in

Eighty-seven Christchurch prisoners transferred to the Otago Corrections Facility are settling in for the long haul as the assessment of earthquake damage to Christchurch Men's Prison continues.

Chance for proactive policing public input

The public will get their say on a restructuring of the Dunedin police service.

CCTV glitches halt police-screen relay

Some minor technical issues with Dunedin's new CCTV system have not affected its operation, authorities say.

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.