Dunedin Hospital management has backed its cleaning procedures and staff, as the number of people infected by norovirus while in the hospital continues to climb.
Extra officers will be called in from Canterbury, Invercargill and rural parts of Otago this weekend as Dunedin police prepare for the likely arrival of a rogue Undie 500 event.
The public will not be allowed to bring their own alcohol to the biggest racing fixture south of the Waitaki River this year.
A young Dunedin woman was rescued by a passerby yesterday after her vehicle came to a halt leaning precariously down a rock wall after it had skated across and off the edge of Portobello Rd during a hail shower.
Dunedin Hospital remains under lockdown this morning as managers try to contain the spread of a highly infectious norovirus after 17 more cases were reported at the weekend.
Police yesterday named a 22-year-old Wanaka man whose body was discovered on the foreshore of Lake Wanaka about 7.20am on Saturday.
As the court system finishes with last year's offenders, a new group of participants is understood to be gearing up to head south for the annual rally formerly known as the Undie 500.
A delay in the release of a report expected to criticise several Dunedin police officers is the result of confusion around the Independent Police Complaints Authority's processes rather than a deliberate attempt to stall the release, Dunedin police say.
Four cars came to grief and a 55-year-old man was treated in hospital after a series of collisions with a group of cows on Dukes Rd, near Mosgiel, early yesterday.
Dunedin police are investigating an alleged incident involving a police officer at an Alexandra cafe on July 26.
Police and the Fire Service are investigating two suspicious fires in Dunedin yesterday, while three people had near misses in two other fires in a busy morning for the city's firefighters.
Outram couple Andrew and Shirley Smith are thankful they live in a such a community-minded town after locals banded together to help them save their home yesterday.
A Dunedin man who has had a "a bad year" says his car being stolen, taken for a joyride and its doors kicked in yesterday was nearly the straw that broke the camel's back.
Six young people were arrested in two separate incidents involving stolen cars in Dunedin yesterday.
The family of a Dunedin man who overdosed and died after he was wrongly identified and given someone else's methadone are pleased new guidelines are likely to require pharmacists to confirm a client's identity by photo before dispensing methadone.
Queenstown club Debajo is the first nightclub in the resort to be reined in by a new 4am closing time restriction, and the owner is not happy.
Weather forecasters and emergency service workers are warning Dunedin residents to brace themselves for more ice on the way to work this morning after a heavy frost overnight resulted in several crashes yesterday.
Five Dunedin teenagers were arrested in Invercargill on Saturday following a high-speed chase in the central city.
Grant McDowell has a different perspective from many of those caught in the Abbotsford landslip - from the bottom looking up.
A former Balclutha primary school principal who fiddled roll numbers to gain Government funding says she is not proud of what she did, but hopes something positive will come of it.