Almost one-third of people convicted for breaching protection
orders in Otago during the past five financial years were
imprisoned for the crime.
Flames still burning on the incline of the barren and
isolated Cecil Peak were visible from Steamer Wharf in
Queenstown last night, hours after a vegetation fire ignited
A Wanaka woman has unveiled plans for a whisky distillery in
the Cardrona Valley.
The shooting of two Dunedin children by their father has led
to an increase in reporting of family violence incidents in
the city, police say.
The promoter of an independent school for Queenstown says the
project is ''slowly making some progress'' but the
announcement of an opening date is ''not imminent''.
The Government will go into election year facing four or five
interest rate rises, along with rising inflation.
A 59-year-old motorcyclist has died in an accident at the
annual Cliffhanger Hillclimb event in Carterton today.
Labour Leader David Cunliffe is defending his leadership
following a period where he has been dogged by accusations he
is "tricky" while former rivals for his job Shane Jones and
Grant Robertson scored significant hits in Parliament.
Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia
Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board suspect it may
have disintegrated in mid-flight, a senior source says, as
Vietnam reported a possible sighting of wreckage from the
March will go down as a memorable month for Winton 50%
sharemilkers Steve Henderson and Tracy Heale.
A cyclone is expected to lash the north Queensland coast this
weekend, with destructive winds and possibly flash flooding,
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