Otago

Labour make Queenstown housing pledge

Labour's promising to build 1000 homes in Queenstown if it's elected in September, in a bid to deal with the town's housing shortage. It comes after National's announced a $50 million housing infrastructure package earlier this month,...... Read More

Six arrested following gang-related assaults

Police investigating two serious assaults involving members and associates of the Dunedin chapter of the Mangu Kaha Black Power gang late last month have arrested six men. Operation Ram was launched following two incidents that resulted in...... Read More

Duncan primed to go on the attack

All eyes will focus on Otago's Courtney Duncan this weekend. The Altherm Yamaha Racing Team rider from Palmerston will likely be centre of attention when the racers line up at the fourth round of six in this season's Women's Motocross World...... Read More

Queenstown Rovers look to make history

Queenstown Rovers are looking to make history this weekend in the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup. The Jamie Whitmarsh-coached side will host Nelson Suburbs on Saturday at the Queenstown Events Centre as they look to make the quarter-finals for the first time...... Read More

Police investigate Dunedin dairy robbery

Police have this evening responded to reports of a dairy robbery in Dunedin. Details are still emerging at this stage, but it is believed a person brandishing a weapon entered the store on Cavell Street, Tainui at around 7:45pm. It is not...... Read More

Chef’s final appeal dismissed

The chef who is serving more than ten years in jail for the attempted murder of a man in Wanaka’s Night ‘n Day three years ago has had his final sentence appeal dismissed. Ahu Stanley Taylor was found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced...... Read More

Highlanders rest their Smiths against Reds

The Highlanders have rested All Blacks stars Aaron Smith and Ben Smith for the final round home Super Rugby match against the Queensland Reds. However, eight-Test flanker Liam Squire returns from injury to boost the Highlanders (10-4), who are fourth...... Read More

Adverse weather conditions in Otago

Ice and snow are causing some dangerous driving conditions and the police are asking motorists to drive with care in Dunedin. Hill suburbs are particularly affected with Middleton Road currently closed due to snow and ice, says police. "There...... Read More

Wanaka Crimeline

By Senior Constable Ian Henderson Wanaka is very busy at the moment and there is quite a bit going on for local Police, so here is a summary of the goings on. On July 3 a local woman was processed for Drink Driving on Ardmore Street, and the...... Read More

Man’s identity revealed following fatal crash

Police in East Otago have revealed the identity of the man who died following a fatal crash last week. He was 46-year-old Douglas James Sinclair of Dunedin. The incident happened in what were described as icy conditions on State Highway 1 in Waikouaiti...... Read More