Roads reopen after wintry blast

Roads reopen after wintry blast

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.

Case for doctor-assisted death begins

Case for doctor-assisted death begins

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.

Rowdy passenger kicked off Dunedin flight

Rowdy passenger kicked off Dunedin flight

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 captain's orders.

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'No public risk' from asbestos fibres unearthed at BMX park

'No public risk' from asbestos fibres unearthed at BMX park

Asbestos uncovered by volunteers working at the Forrester Park BMX track is likely to be buried again, the Dunedin City Council says.

Day of disruption as snow hits resort

Day of disruption as snow hits resort

The forecast snow has arrived in Queenstown, bringing half a metre of snow to Coronet Peak and The Remarkables skifields.

Ill wind feared for farmers

Ill wind feared for farmers

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.

Bad reactions to synthetic cannabis

Bad reactions to synthetic cannabis

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 denies misleading voters

National denies misleading voters

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.

'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed in crash

'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed in crash

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.

Awards experience gave confidence

Awards experience gave confidence

Dave and Janene Divers first entered the Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards four years ago.

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