Debbie Porteous

Swann's fraud partner out of jail

Swann's fraud partner out of jail

The man dismissed last year as Otago District Health Board chairman after nearly $17 million was stolen from the board is "flabbergasted" one of the men involved is out of jail already.

Emergency kits prepare St John for worst

Emergency kits prepare St John for worst

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.

Search for dog after alpacas attacked

Search for dog after alpacas attacked

Dunedin police are appealing for sightings of a dog that attacked two alpacas, one of which was later put down, at a Dunedin property yesterday

Peace researcher condemns attack but sees little change

Peace researcher condemns attack but sees little change

A visisting peace and conflict research fellow based in Dunedin has added his voice to a flurry of international condemnation of Israel following the flotilla incident, but does not think the incident will change anything.

Scrutiny of second-hand dealers

Scrutiny of second-hand dealers

The actions of some Dunedin second-hand dealers could come under scrutiny from the police after a sting by Work and Income agents uncovered a possible beneficiary scam.

'Worth its weight in gold'

'Worth its weight in gold'

A course promoting cleanliness, hard work and daily structure for young unemployed people is worth its weight in gold, a Dunedin police officer says.

Carless days loom as vehicles seized

Carless days loom as vehicles seized

District Court bailiff Dave Boucher fixes a seizure sticker to a car at a Dunedin impound yard as Constable Jon Dunn (left) and Acting Sergeant Andrew Camp, both of the strategic traffic unit, check some of the 10 vehicles seized in a four-hour joint operation yesterday.

Charity for heart illness children a huge help

Charity for heart illness children a huge help

For most of his life Reuben Jones' heart condition will probably be invisible to others.

Sea foam a rare phenomenon

Sea foam a rare phenomenon

The Brighton coast resembled a giant fluffy milkshake yesterday, with the beach and foreshore blanketed in a thick milky foam.

Ute shunts ute into Dunedin house

Ute shunts ute into Dunedin house

A ute driven by an elderly man collided with a car, which then shunted a parked ute into a house in Ravelston St, Dunedin, yesterday.