An Australian fire investigator "with vast experience'' is the only defence witness in the trial of an Alexandra man accused of deliberately setting fire to his former workplace.
Spray cans, a tyre and newspaper were used to start a fire which caused significant damage to the Wastebusters recycling facility in Alexandra two and a-half years ago, a specialist fire investigator said yesterday.
A South Otago man, jailed for raping and assaulting his pregnant partner who was breast-feeding another child, was granted final name suppression.
Three people leaving an Alexandra gym the night the town's recycling centre was badly damaged by fire in 2015 thought flames they could see were from a burn-off or rubbish fire, a Dunedin District...
Assaults by a Dunedin man who twice head-butted a woman before threatening to kill her have brought him a prison sentence totalling 27 months.
A Milton man has been jailed for almost eight years for his part in distributing more than $100,000 of methamphetamine in the lower South Island and told he was part of an industry which...
A Milton man has been jailed for seven years and 10 months for his part in distributing more than $100,000 of meth couriered to him from Hamilton for sale through associates around Otago and Southland.
Taking part in a national cycle challenge was "such a lovely team-building thing" for staff at a Mosgiel kindergarten that they have decided to do a "swim month".
Alexandra man Roy Nicholson has been refused final name suppression and sentenced to 10 years’ jail for sexual offending against a young girl who was called a liar when she accused him.
An 18-year-old man has avoided prison for sexual offending against an underage girl he met on social media.
A man who raped and sexually abused a young girl hundreds of times over four and a-half years has been jailed for 15 years and must serve at least eight before being deported.
Twenty-two Cadbury staff are today swapping factory overalls for graduation regalia after they enjoy a final morning tea with workmates.
Dunedin Airport appears to be in the clear when it comes to firefighting chemicals implicated in groundwater contamination around the Ohakea air base.
Community organisations and not-for-profit groups throughout Otago and Southland benefited last year from the free labour of hundreds of local offenders on sentences of community work.
An Otago prison-designed and built weta house now has an additional use, thousands of miles from New Zealand — as a trap for invasive lizards.
Safety was the main reason for moving the north-bound section of Dunedin's urban cycleway from the left to the right hand side of the highway, NZ Transport Agency says.
As he approaches his 100th birthday, former Dunedin Presbyterian minister and controversial theologian Sir Lloyd Geering is writing another book.