Debbie Porteous

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.

Officer assaulted in Octagon

Officer assaulted in Octagon

An officer was punched in the head about eight or 10 times while attempting to arrest a 17-year-old in the Octagon, Dunedin, at the weekend, police say.

Alternative education centres still under threat

Alternative education centres still under threat

The Ministry of Education wanted to close alternative education centres last year and programmes may not yet be out of danger.

Right-turn rule gives way in new road strategy

Right-turn rule gives way in new road strategy

A proposal to get rid of New Zealand's give way to right-turning traffic driving rule has received general support from Dunedin driving instructors.

Cutting help for pupils a 'tragedy'

Cutting help for pupils a 'tragedy'

The closure of a Dunedin service to help secondary school pupils with behavioural problems has been described as short-sighted and a tragedy.