Debbie Porteous

Most successful book sale stalwart's last

Most successful book sale stalwart's last

The back of Doug Lovell's bright blue volunteer's sweatshirt should probably read: "I survived the Regent 24-Hour book sale ... for 30 years".

Driver blamed for mess at effluent disposal site

A foul puddle at a stock truck effluent disposal site on State Highway 1 near Allanton has been blamed on a truck driver.

Anatomy of an accident

Anatomy of an accident

Lyndon Adams went to work one Monday about a month ago, and has not been home since. A logging accident in a farm forestry block near Balclutha that day left him with 10 fractures in his spine and four titanium plates and 29 screws in his pelvis.

Strict guidelines for after-ball parties

Strict guidelines for after-ball parties

Secondary pupils can hold their after-ball parties in Dunedin as long as they are not on licensed premises and they follow a strict set of guidelines, authorities say.

Lpg heater safety probe after deaths

Lpg heater safety probe after deaths

A review of the safety of lpg heaters, recommended by Otago Southland regional coroner David Crerar last year, will be completed in the next few months.

Phoenix Centre report 'flawed', 'misguided'

Phoenix Centre report 'flawed', 'misguided'

People involved with a Dunedin centre for disruptive school pupils fully supported its continuation, despite the Government suggesting their feedback was behind its closure.

Military exercise

Parts of Central Otago and the Mackenzie Basin will be transformed into the island nation "South Leziwt" for two weeks starting on Wednesday, for more than 500 defence force staff involved in a major military exercise.

Concern raised over 'faulty' anklets

Concern raised over 'faulty' anklets

Being given three faulty anklet units during his six-week home detention sentence has concerned one Dunedin man.

Drinking fun, cool, students say

Drinking fun, cool, students say

Changing the student binge-drinking culture is not going to be as simple as limiting people's access to alcohol, says the author of a survey of University of Otago students.

Flying school 'a bit sick of' night-flying complaints

Another complaint about night-flying over Dunedin has disappointed a local flying school instructor, who says the school is making every effort to limit disturbance to residents.