Former Mongrel Mob boss turned Christian soldier Tuhoe Isaac thinks some gang members probably avoid him because they think they will get "saved".
The main roads to the Otago Peninsula are reportedly open again, but speed restrictions are in place and extreme care must be taken, the Dunedin City Council says.
The public release of an Independent Police Complaints Authority report, expected to criticise the actions of several senior Dunedin police officers, was withdrawn at the 11th hour yesterday when it was discovered not all officers involved had read the report.
Police are appealing for witnesses to verify what happened in an incident that left an 18-year-old fighting for his life in Dunedin hospital on Sunday.
After three years in the hot seat, the Southern police district commander is heading back to his old turf.
Southern police district Superindendant George Fraser has been announced as the new District Commander of Auckland City.
A barefoot prisoner who escaped from police custody on Saturday morning while helping with an investigation was found in Dunedin yesterday.
About 40 people who joined a protest yesterday against the recent arrests on Otago University's campus of three political activists were themselves the target of a smaller group protesting the use of illegal drugs on campus.
About 600 people marched up Dunedin's main shopping street today to protest against ratepayer contributions being used for the proposed Awatea St Stadium.
A vocal crowd of people marched along Dunedin's main shopping street on Saturday to protest against ratepayer contributions for the proposed Awatea St Stadium.
The demise of the Otago branch of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Association marks the beginning of a gradual, but inevitable, disappearance of specialist returned servicemen's groups, the association's chairman says.
Two drugs raids on Wednesday resulted in Dunedin police making four arrests.
The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for continuing rain in Coastal Otago, with 20-30mm expected along the coast up to 5am tomorrow.
A 32-year-old truck driver was left swinging last night when the truck he was driving rolled over the side of a bridge near Browns, in Southland.
MetService forecasters say a storm moving slowly south is likely to hit Otago late tonight, but its impact will be substantially less than that in the North Island.
Environment Southland is likely to seek clean-up costs from the owner-operator of a truck that lost a container full of rubbish in the Makarewa River.
A seventeen-year-old Dunedin girl was taken to hospital in shock yesterday, after the car she was driving left the road and careered about 80m through a central Dunedin playground, before coming to rest against a memorial fence.
Dunedin's controversial student quarter patrol has faced its first real voices of dissent after 18 months on the street. Debbie Porteous reports on the social experiment that is Campus Watch.