Otago

Murder charge laid in Shayne Heappey case

Police have charged a 31-year-old man with the murder of Shayne Heappey, who was admitted to Christchurch Hospital on 8 December and died of his injuries. He will appear in Dunedin District Court this morning. A 29-year-old man has also been charged...... Read More

Baby’s suspected non-accidental injuries investigated

Police are investigating after a baby was admitted to hospital in Dunedin with what are believed to be non-accidental injuries. A police spokesperson said officers were notified about the incident around 9pm yesterday. Police said the injuries appeared...... Read More

Slip forces evacuation of Dunedin houses

The occupants of four St Clair houses were ordered to evacuate their properties immediately last night, following the discovery of a dangerous landslip on the hill above. Four dangerous building notices were issued by the Dunedin City Council, to one...... Read More

Cell tower stress for Otago residents

Otago man Barry Bruce is taking on Spark in a David and Goliath battle. An 11m-high cell tower is under construction on Mt Aspiring Road but locals are not happy about its location and less happy about the lack of consultation. “Spark...... Read More

Hawea Flat students are up for the digital challenge

Four young minds from Hawea Flat School were put to the test at New Zealand’s 2018 digital challenge the at Te Papa museum in Wellington yesterday. The Year Three children, Laia Mctaggart, Axel Worthington, Josh Tombling and Loui Sutton, completed...... Read More

Māori health professional graduand numbers soar

The number of University of Otago Māori health professional graduands has climbed to an historic high. On Saturday, 76 Māori graduands from Otago’s health professional degrees will cross the Dunedin Town Hall stage. It will be the largest cohort...... Read More

Dunedin pair to fined for breaching employment law

Two Dunedin restaurant employers have been ordered to pay $11,500 by the Employment Relations Authority. Following a Labour Inspectorate investigation, Hai Ung and Vuochhuor Ung, who operate the South Dunedin Curry House, have been penalised for failing...... Read More