Smith mulls action over bullying claims

Smith mulls action over bullying claims

Conservation Minister Nick Smith is considering legal action after he was accused of trying to stop advocacy group Fish and Game from lobbying for cleaner rivers.

Service for Kiwi killed on downed flight

Service for Kiwi killed on downed flight

Rob Ayley, who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, has been farewelled at a memorial service in Wellington today.

Man killed in Southland crash

Man killed in Southland crash

A man is dead after crashing his 4WD vehicle into a power pole near Winton in Southland overnight.

Dunedin

Dunedin South only seat of interest

Dunedin South only seat of interest

Dunedin is guaranteed four MPs again after the election, but the final make-up will not be known until the election results are posted on September 20.

Tributes for tourist who fell from balcony

Tributes for tourist who fell from balcony

Friends have paid tribute to a ''beautiful soul'' after the 19-year-old tourist who fell from a Queenstown hotel balcony died on Saturday night.

Long-serving CEO departs bank

Long-serving CEO departs bank

Ross Smith imagined he would spend three or four years as chief executive of the then Southland Building Society.

McCully to contest seat against Craig

McCully to contest seat against Craig

National's Murray McCully will contest the East Coast Bays electorate against Conservative Party leader Colin Craig in September's election.

Fighting stalls MH17 inquiry

Fighting stalls MH17 inquiry

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed has further complicated an investigation as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict.

Eye-in-the-sky scrutiny monitors winter crops

Eye-in-the-sky scrutiny monitors winter crops

Environment Southland staff are assessing the most cost-effective way to map land planted in winter forage crops using satellite imagery, after a pilot study last year showed the most accurate method was also the most expensive.

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