Lockdown after 'drunk' prisoners attacked guards

Lockdown after 'drunk' prisoners attacked guards

Prisoners allegedly drunk on homebrew attacked staff at the Serco-run Wiri prison on Saturday, and a wing has been in lockdown as a result.

More capacity needed at airport terminal

More capacity needed at airport terminal

Dunedin Airport is planning to extend the capacity of its terminal to cater for increasing numbers from the tourism boom.

Queenstown effect spreads

Queenstown effect spreads

Queenstown is in the middle of a ‘‘perfect storm'' of housing supply and demand, posting one of the largest annual increases in property values across the country.

Dunedin

Brasch house sold for 'upmarket' development

Brasch house sold for 'upmarket' development

The former house of Dunedin poet and editor Charles Brasch has sold and will be renovated and turned into ‘‘upmarket accommodation'' rather than preserved as it is.

Air NZ profit not as robust from competition, currency

Air NZ profit not as robust from competition, currency

Air New Zealand has cautioned brokers its 2017 earnings, which include a decline on foreign exchange earnings, will not match those of 2016.

Carter denies interest in diplomatic post

Carter denies interest in diplomatic post

Speaker David Carter has slapped down speculation he wants a top diplomatic posting - after New Zealand First leader Winston Peters intimated he would block such an appointment if in power.

Wildfire threatens to engulf city (+ video)

Wildfire threatens to engulf city (+ video)

A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people in the western Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray and burned down 1600 structures has the potential to destroy much of the town, authorities warn.

Farmers urged to keep eye on velvetleaf

Farmers urged to keep eye on velvetleaf

Farmers should remain vigilant over the invasive pest plant velvetleaf and its ability to damage fodder beet crops, the Otago Regional Council warns.

PM hails death of top IS recruiter

PM hails death of top IS recruiter

The death of Neil Prakash, the Islamic State operative behind a string of failed Australian terror plots, has been hailed as a major breakthrough in the fight against domestic terrorism.

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