Otago

Arrests following attempted kidnapping in Dunedin

Two people have been arrested following an attempted kidnapping in North Dunedin yesterday. A 29-year-old male and a 29-year-old female were arrested this morning in relation to the incident. "Both parties are due to appear in the Dunedin District...... Read More

Man jailed for assault, posting ’revenge porn’

A woman whose partner posted ''revenge porn'' on her Facebook page days after giving her a vicious hiding, says she loves him and wants to continue their relationship. ''She's made her mind up. She's an adult and she's...... Read More

Internationals v locals at banked slalom

Olympian Chris Corning is lining up to take on a field of kiwi snowboarders in the 2018 Treble Cone Banked Slalom this weekend. Chris has made a name for himself in both slopestyle and big air with two World Championships and World Cup titles under...... Read More

Bar manager escapes jail time after ’vigilante attack’

A woman who slashed a man's hand open in a vigilante attack has avoided prison because of her lifetime of community service. Jeannine Heather Falloon, 53, a bar manager of Outram, came before the Dunedin District Court yesterday on a charge of...... Read More

Taxi drivers compensated after being paid below minimum wage

A Dunedin taxi company has been ordered to pay four former drivers almost $100,000 in arrears over minimum wages and holiday pay underpayments. The Employment Relations Authority determined Southern Taxis was treating its employees as contractors to...... Read More

The people behind Wanaka’s LandSAR team

Wanaka Land Search and Rescue is one of the busiest backcountry search and rescue groups in New Zealand, averaging 45-55 operations over a busy year, mostly between the November to March period. The 85 volunteers provide search and rescue support for...... Read More

Family of rescued climber thank rescuers

Australian soldier Terry Harch rescued on Friday after being trapped on Mount Aspiring The Department of Defence has provided the following statement on behalf of the family of Mr Harch. “We wish to express our deep gratitude and thanks to New...... Read More

Mobile surgical unit for Wanaka

New Zealand's only mobile surgical unit rolled into Wanaka for the first time yesterday at Wanaka Lakes Health Centre. Over 23,000 patients have been treated on the 20m long, 42-tonne unit since it began operating in February 2002. The unit contains...... Read More

Shots fired in South Dunedin

Police are investigating a firearms incident that occurred in South Dunedin early this morning. Around 6am shots were believed to have been fired from a passing vehicle at an address on Surrey Street. "The occupants of the house, who were...... Read More

Mt Aspiring climber dug snow cave to survive

The Australian soldier who was found alive on Mount Aspiring had dug a shelter in the snow to survive. The climber was standing up and waving when helicopters reached him late yesterday and was believed to have only slight frostbite. Rescuers are...... Read More