Debbie Porteous

Costs arising from the ashes

Costs arising from the ashes

The costs continue to mount as a large forestry fire at Mt Allan, near Dunedin, continues to smoulder underground two months after it started.

Youth prosecutions highest

Youth prosecutions highest

Young people who have a run-in with the law in the Southern police district are more likely to face prosecution than anywhere else in the country, statistics released yesterday indicate.

Saturated Southland begins mop-up

Saturated Southland begins mop-up

Thousands of hectares of farmland remain underwater and more than 50 roads are still affected by the worst floods in Southland in more than a decade.

Bomb hoax inquiry continuing

Bomb hoax inquiry continuing

Dunedin airport police continue to investigate the discovery of a hoax bomb in a toilet at Dunedin International Airport last week.

Police trialling e-ticketing machines

Issuing traffic tickets could become a lot easier for police if a Southern police district trial of new hand-held e-ticketing machines is successful.

Emotional unveiling of memorial

Emotional unveiling of memorial

Almost 70 years since they played marbles together as girls at Portobello School, a most solemn occasion brought three former Portobello women together again this Anzac Day.

Getting into wrong truck a blessing

Getting into wrong truck a blessing

Getting into the wrong truck on January 10, 1942, might just have saved Richard Skinner's life.

Raids target Mongrel Mob hierarchy; 8 arrested

Raids target Mongrel Mob hierarchy; 8 arrested

A senior Mongrel Mob Aotearoa gang member and six female associates were arrested in raids across Dunedin yesterday.

'Last Post' haunting duty for proud bugler

'Last Post' haunting duty for proud bugler

If you think it is tough choking back the emotion during the Last Post on Anzac Day, spare a thought this year for the bugler.

Honour roll makes pupils think

Honour roll makes pupils think

A roll of honour not yet officially unveiled has prompted an emotional reaction from the relatives of former pupils of Dunedin's Kavanagh College who died in World War 2.