Cosy Dell Creeper Lurks Over to Queen

Posted 10:01pm Sunday 19th May 2024 by Hugh Askerud

The Cosy Dell Creepers are reportedly extending their range, with multiple sources confirming that the figure has been snooping around flats on Queen St. The figure has been reportedly sighted in locations near Prospect Park, a pitch-black field located on the end of Queen St, allegedly prompting a Read more...

Criminology Society Publish Petition Protesting Youth Bootcamps

Posted 10:32pm Sunday 19th May 2024 by Angus Rees

The Criminological Society of Otago (CSOO) has published a petition to the House of Representatives against the impending reintroduction of youth offender boot camps. CSOO is asking the government not to implement them, and “instead address the issues of inequality and deprivation that create Read more...

Technically Legal: Weird Laws You May Not Have Heard Of

Posted 3:47pm Saturday 11th May 2024 by Adam Stitely

Otago students generally have a pretty laxed view on obeying Big Brother. After spending a few years living in North Dunedin, following the intricacies of the less serious side of the law starts to seem like more of a recommendation than an enforced hard line. Some laws, however, are downright Read more...

Law v Students

Posted 8:19pm Sunday 5th May 2024 by Monty OíRielly

Students often break the law. Common offences include drug use and distribution, disorderly conduct, theft, wilful damage to property, arson (à la couch burning), and pretty much every initiation that’s ended with a Proctor’s meeting. But when was the last time you thought of your Read more...

Sextortion Scam at Otago One of Many

Posted 2:56pm Sunday 19th March 2023 by Fox Meyer

Nine male students have reported being hit with a sextortion scheme in Dunedin over the course of a single week. If they didn’t pay a ransom, their nude images would be sent to their course mates at Otago University.   Police told us that there were 81 reports of sextortion across Read more...

Dunedinís True Crime History

Posted 7:48pm Sunday 18th September 2022 by Ruby Werry

CW: murder, suicide, executions, poison The skyrocketing price of alcohol and the fact that McDonald’s doesn’t do hash browns past 11am both feel like terrible crimes, but these are only a smidgen of Dunedin’s illustrious true crime history. True crime fascination is not a new Read more...

Why the cops arenít chasing the biggest theft in the country

Posted 7:49pm Sunday 18th September 2022 by Elliot Weir

What do you think of when you think of theft? Maybe you think of car theft. Maybe you think of an elderly woman having her purse snatched on the street. Maybe you think of someone shoplifting at a grocery store. Maybe your mind turns to the ram raids dominating headlines in recent months. Maybe Read more...

WARNING: In 20 Years, There Will Be Crime

Posted 3:47pm Sunday 9th May 2021 by Asia Martusia King

The 1960s were a beautiful time. They gave us tie-dye, ketamine, hippies, the Manson Family, and the beginning of an unusually violent global crime pandemic. I don’t mean to alarm you, but it could happen again. And it’s going to happen in Waikouaiti and Karitane.  Let me Read more...

When Are We Putting CCTV Cameras All Over Central Dunedin?

Posted 10:22am Sunday 3rd September 2017 by Joel MacManus

Police figures from 2016-17 have revealed the zone between Frederick Street and the Octagon to be the area of the city with the highest number of reported crimes in the Otago region. 50 percent of the 3270 crimes reported in Dunedin City occurred in the broad CBD area stretching from High Street Read more...

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