Two Canterbury men have been arrested in Riverton this afternoon following a series of car thefts and petrol drive-offs between Christchurch and Invercargill.
A motorist caused traffic concerns this evening on the Green Island motorway.
Three boys who went missing in two separate incidents in Auckland today have all been found safe.
Balclutha police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed an incident in the town on Wednesday, April 4.
Photos from around the Masters Games this weekend.
Athletics Otago's Kids Cross Country series held at Memorial Park in Mosgiel on Sunday. Photos by Gerard O'Brien; prints available from otagoimages. co. nz
Is there a serious alternative to carbon-belching flight for the tree-hugging domestic traveller? Peter Dowden went to Auckland and back to find out.
The Otago Regional Council's draft regional public transport plan proposes a hike in fares for many Dunedin commuters, Dunedin bus users' advocate Peter Dowden writes.
No, this is not a ship-spotters guide; the title refers to the repeated plaintive request by a signaller for the mysterious tall-masted ship anchored off Oamaru harbour to reveal its name.
This book is an exemplar of the embedded deep-cover research that Nicky Hager has achieved with his books exposing the machinations of corporates and states.
WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA By Arthur Ransome (1937)
The subject matter of this book has been thoroughly covered in the Otago Daily Times (ODT, September 29, 2012), but it should be made clear that Shackleton's Whisky is as much about the man as his whisky.
This booklet is the third in a series on this train crash, New Zealand's second-worst (behind the Tangiwai disaster a decade later) as measured by the number of fatalities. It follows two booklets by crash victim descendant Elizabeth Coleman containing stories of people involved in the accident and the movement to erect a monument near the site.
Peter Dowden reviews Daughters of Erebus, by Paul Holmes.
"Here, beside the water, his life had changed. He forgot about school: about the foster home, the bullying policeman."
Another in a long line of railway nostalgia books, a seemingly inexhaustible genre, Last Train To Paradise approaches the topic from the social history side with a chatty, gossippy style that makes for enjoyable reading.
City councillors should be passionate about Dunedin's public transport and consider taking over its management, Peter Dowden writes.
What is it about Arthur Ransome - and John, Susan, Titty and Roger of Swallows and Amazons fame - that excites the devotion of hundreds of thousands of fans in Japan and worldwide? Peter Dowden gives his personal take on the attraction.
New Zealanders love their huts, and they love the name for them: less than monosyllabic in our dialect, it leaps off the glottus so fast that no time is wasted and we can get down to real business, like lighting the fire and getting the tea on.
Peter Dowden reviews Crisis.