A new University of Otago study provides evidence, its
authors believe for the first time, that alcohol in New
Zealand is more affordable than it was 10 years ago and that
most of it is more affordable than bottled water.
Three 15-year-old Timaru youths who allegedly tried to evade
police near Middlemarch for nearly six hours on Tuesday were
remanded without plea into Child, Youth and Family custody
when they appeared in court in Dunedin yesterday.
Having two staff members selected to provide ongoing
assistance and advice to the Tongan police as part of a
development programme between New Zealand, Australia and
Tonga is a feather in the Southern police district's cap,
says the district superintendent.
A scam that has been operating in Australia and other parts
of New Zealand for some months appears to have hit Mosgiel,
where police have this week received reports from residents
who received telephone cold-calls from companies wishing to
check their "computer for viruses".
The exact circumstances of an accident in which two logging
contractors were seriously injured at Mt Allan, near Dunedin,
yesterday, is being worked through by an inspector from the
Department of Labour.