Debbie Porteous

Speeding drivers raising fears

Speeding drivers raising fears

Slow down or risk killing a child. That is the message from Dunedin police after bus drivers contacted them this week concerned about the number of drivers speeding past school buses.

Ministry moves to tackle knife crime queried

Ministry moves to tackle knife crime queried

Suggestions by the Justice Ministry on methods of tackling knife crime have been greeted with cynicism and doubt in the South.

Lack of rain extends fire clean-up effort

Lack of rain extends fire clean-up effort

The back-breaking work will continue for Wenita forest crews as long as no rain falls at the Mt Allan forestry block after 820ha of land was damaged in a fire last month.

Landlord hopes hotel will reopen by end of month

Landlord hopes hotel will reopen by end of month

It is unclear exactly when the Beach Hotel in St Kilda will reopen as the landlord tries to recover "a substantial amount" owed by the former lessee.

St Clair rip sends surfers out to sea

A "massive" rip off Dunedin's St Clair beach swept six surfers hundreds of metres out to sea on Monday.

Elderly to keep home help a little longer

Elderly to keep home help a little longer

Letters to some elderly people telling them their housework assistance is being stopped will be sent out this week, the Otago District Health Board says.

Surprise guest crashes dinner

Surprise guest crashes dinner

Two Dunedin flatmates had an unexpected dinner guest on Monday night when a woman drove through their living-room window.

Museum reserve vandals rip up trees

Museum reserve vandals rip up trees

Repeated vandalism to saplings in the Otago Museum reserve is "pretty disappointing", the Dunedin City Council says.

Tasers to be distributed to southern police

Tasers to be distributed to southern police

The first batch of the southern police trained to use Tasers are now waiting for their new stun guns to be dispatched.

Three councillors take closer look at late-night city

Three councillors take closer look at late-night city

Three Dunedin city councillors took to the streets on Saturday night to familiarise themselves with what goes on in the central city in the wee hours.