Roads are reopening after a wintry blast hit the South this
morning, but power remains out for some users and motorists
are advised to take caution on many of the region's roads.
The doctor of a lawyer fighting to be given the option of a
doctor assisted death said her patient was competent to be
able to make the decision to end her life.
An unruly, obnoxious passenger delayed an Auckland-bound
Jetstar flight just as it was lining up for take-off from
Dunedin - and was then evicted from the aircraft on the
Asbestos uncovered by volunteers working at the Forrester
Park BMX track is likely to be buried again, the Dunedin City
The forecast snow has arrived in Queenstown, bringing half a
metre of snow to Coronet Peak and The Remarkables skifields.
Farmers have been joined by economists in keeping a wary eye
on the developing El Nino weather pattern, with its potential
to affect returns for dairy and sheep farmers negatively.
More than 30 people have been treated at Auckland hospitals
for bad reactions to what is thought to be a potent synthetic
cannabis, in a cluster of cases that have surprised doctors
in the past three weeks.
National has denied it misled voters before last year's
election, when it vowed not to introduce any new taxes, by
announcing two new taxes in this week's Budget.
Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime
struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful
Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New
Jersey, state police say.
Dave and Janene Divers first entered the Otago Ballance Farm
Environment Awards four years ago.
A police officer is in hospital after he was hit by a police
car during a chase on a northern NSW highway.
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