Tuesday 27th June, 2017

A Fulton Hogan employee was injured when the "sucker truck" he was driving rolled on State Highway 1, between Waihola and Milton.


Tuesday 27th June, 2017

Dunedin's club rugby season is in the home stretch, with four teams looking certain to be contending the top spots.

The chances of the top-four spots changing between now and the playoffs look remote.


Tuesday 27th June, 2017

Wellington-based organisation Education New Zealand has just held an international education event in Dunedin.

Its roadshow follows on from an international student wellbeing strategy launched in the South earlier this month.

CEO Grant McPherson says New Zealand's success in the international student industry is one of our best-kept secrets.


Tuesday 27th June, 2017

Police have commenced re-investigation of allegations that the private communications of an individual were intercepted by Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay.

Assistant Commissioner of Investigations Richard Chambers says Police have started speaking to a number of individuals who may have relevant information.

This will be a thorough process with oversight from a senior detective, however at this stage they are unable to put a time-frame on how long it might take.


Tuesday 27th June, 2017

Southern motorists are being urged to take extra care on the roads this time of year as areas of black ice emerge.

After yesterday's big freeze, light rain on the roads turned to black ice in the Otago Lakes area, and elsewhere in the district.

Police say although the roads look wet, and the sun may not be shining, this creates a false impression for drivers.

Incidents on the roads this morning include two vehicles that flipped on Malaghans Road in the Queenstown area.

These did not result in any serious injuries.


Tuesday 27th June, 2017

A mother who lost her Dunedin son to suicide says a government-led draft suicide prevention strategy is "spineless".

Patrice Harrex, of Oamaru, was spurred to work in mental health as a community worker after her son Brad Anderson committed suicide at age 25, in 2010.


Monday 26th June, 2017

A masked man has held up a Dunedin antiques store, one of two robberies reported in the city on Friday.

Dunedin police were kept busy with two armed robberies within an hour.


Monday 26th June, 2017

State Highway One near Karitane was closed for several hours on Friday following a fatal crash.

Dunedin Police released the name of the woman who was killed in the accident.


Monday 26th June, 2017

Hawaiian shirts were on show at St Clair Beach at the weekend, but the waters were anything but tropical.


Monday 26th June, 2017

Dunedin's annual Midwinter Festival took place in Dunedin over the weekend.

Over 200 volunteers and 100 performers took part in this year's procession through the Octagon.

The 2017 event was the biggest yet, and organisers have even bigger plans for next year.