Users of party pills containing benzylpiperazine have been stocking up on the cut-price tablets - some spending up to $500 - before the introduction of today's new law which makes them illegal.
Bluestone blocks from a historic Dunedin wall due to be demolished and replaced will be sold as salvage by an insurance company.
Three young people caught tagging St Paul's Cathedral in the Octagon, in Dunedin, yesterday left a church staff member sprawled on the ground and a bus driver angry after initial attempts to capture them failed.
All submissions on a pre-trial application to change the venue for David Bain's retrial were suppressed by a judge in a High Court hearing at Christchurch yesterday.
Dunedin police are concerned others may have been assaulted by a group of teens who are alleged to have punched and stamped on a man's head during an unprovoked attack in central Dunedin on Friday night.
Embers from two large traction engines making their way over the Devils Staircase may have caused a series of scrub fires alongside Lake Wakatipu near Wye Creek last night, firefighters say.
Two staff at a Mosgiel school required medical treatment after they were overwhelmed by fumes from a parcel sent to the school by New Zealand Post.
Cantebury student leaders who have emailed every Dunedin city councillor seeking support for another Undie 500 rally can have no doubt about the answer.
A group of young people has banded together in an attempt to halt increasing violence among youth ‘‘crews'' in Dunedin.
A lengthy investigation into the cause of a police car crash at Momona, near Dunedin, 18 months ago, reached no conclusion about whether the driver or the vehicle was at fault, but uncovered several ‘‘concerns'' about the maintenance of police car brake systems, police say.
Dunedin grandmother Daphne Coats remembered thinking two things while attending a first-aid course in Dunedin last week - she would never remember what to do in an emergency, and could never hit a child that hard.
There are about three times more off-road vehicle crashes resulting in injury now than there were 20 years ago, latest research shows.
Anger turned to disbelief and disappointment for Dunedin woman Aileen Middlemiss yesterday when no-one stopped to help her after she collapsed on a footpath in busy Corstorphine Rd, while slipping in and out of consciousness during a diabetic blood-sugar low.
Emergency services and the University of Otago say they are pleased with student behaviour during Orientation and hope it is an indication of the year to come.
Police cars surrounded a vehicle on the Northern Motorway on the outskirts of Dunedin yesterday after a short chase.
A man who held up staff at the Mornington Night 'n Day Foodstore in Mailer St, Dunedin, on Sunday night got away with more than 70 bags of tobacco and a quantity of cash, police say.
Despite a massive police operation with heavy media coverage over the past three months, police say they are not seeing a decline in the number of people drink-driving in Dunedin.
There was a homecoming of sorts for a 1954 Dennis fire engine yesterday as the Dunedin Fire Brigade Restoration Society took delivery of the engine that served the Dunedin Metropolitan Fire Brigade for more than 30 years before it was banished to the deep south.
The hackles of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust have been raised by a ‘‘flippant'' remark from Dunedin's mayor suggesting a bulldozer should be run through a category 1 historic Dunedin building in order to make a bigger cricket ground.
Dunedin police are planning a large-scale operation to tackle any post-rally disorder if the Undie 500 or any alternative goes ahead this year, including bringing in extra staff from Canterbury for the weekend.