Debbie Porteous

Most parents care, agencies say

It is too simple to blame parents for their children being out in the streets at night, those who work with young people and their families in Dunedin say.

`Otago' not yet with navy

The Royal New Zealand Navy has not acquired new patrol vessel Otago despite a report in last week's trans Tasman political newsletter

Teen gangs bring fear to streets

Teen gangs bring fear to streets >>Man kicked unconscious

A recent increase in groups of people as young as 13 intent on trouble in central Dunedin has members of the public and the police concerned.

Dog-owner set pit bull on woman

Dog-owner set pit bull on woman

A woman was taken to Dunedin Hospital for treatment early yesterday, after a dog belonging to an acquaintance attacked her.

Sew Hoy sentenced over 'kickbacks'

Dunedin businessman Robin Sew Hoy was sentenced to 10 months home detention and ordered to pay back $325,000, as per an agreement with the Otago District Health Board, in the High Court at Dunedin today.

Bars compromise over drinks promo

Bars compromise over drinks promo

Octagon bar owners and Dunedin's district licensing authority have reached a compromise on a drinks promotion the DLA believed breached the Sale of Liquor Act.

Accusations traded after Southern pit protest

Accusations traded after Southern pit protest

Fonterra has accused Greenpeace of selective use of facts, after four activists were arrested during a coal mine protest near Gore.

Queue to wish centenarian the best

Queue to wish centenarian the best

A Dunedin pensioner, who at age 88 beat her 29-year-old opponent to a singles bowls championship title, yesterday celebrated her 100th birthday.

Undie 500 case for diversion

One person arrested during the weekend the Undie 500 rally arrived in Dunedin has been given diversion and another is being considered for it despite police promising no-one arrested during the disorder would get that option.

Three arrests after two fights

There arrests at the weekend following fights outside McDonald's restaurant in George St are probably indicative of what is going on in the city centre, Dunedin police say.