Queenstown Airport reopens after bomb threat

Queenstown Airport reopens after bomb threat

Police searching a plane at Queenstown Airport say they have found no sign of any explosives after a note mentioning a bomb was found on board.

Snow falling in the South (+ video)

Snow falling in the South (+ video)

Heavy snow is falling in parts of the South as a polar blast slowly makes its way up the country.

Truck-free accord reached

Truck-free accord reached

Trucks could be excluded from Blueskin Rd under a voluntary accord being negotiated between trucking companies, forestry owners, the police and the Chalmers Community Board.

Dunedin

Car set alight at golf course

Car set alight at golf course

A car which was set alight at the 17th hole of Chisholm Park Golf course this morning was unlawfully taken police say.

Bridge construction proceeds with abutment pile drilling

Bridge construction proceeds with abutment pile drilling

Construction of the $22million Kawarau Falls bridge is making visible progress, with a temporary platform jutting well into the river from the southern bank.

Dunedin company changes lives

Dunedin company changes lives

A little-known Dunedin medical company celebrated the 50th anniversary of the invention of the Molteno glaucoma drainage implant this month, an implant which has changed thousands of lives worldwide since the mid-1960s. ODT former health reporter and now senior business reporter Simon Hartley profiles the family company Molteno Ophthalmic Ltd.

Search continues for missing woman

Search continues for missing woman

Specialist search teams and community volunteers are out in force on day four of the hunt for missing Upper Hutt woman Mary Berrington.

Clark in 'middle of pack' for UN role

Clark in 'middle of pack' for UN role

Helen Clark would have wanted a better result in the first poll for the United Nations top job, but isn't out of the contest, Labour's foreign affairs spokesman David Shearer says.

IS claims Kabul attack

IS claims Kabul attack

Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara minority in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State.

Technology offers hope for end of animal testing

Technology offers hope for end of animal testing

Hoping to make the lab rat a thing of the past, scientists at Lawrence Livermore Lab are testing technology that replicates vital human tissues on microchips.

Sydney car-bomb attack man charged

Sydney car-bomb attack man charged

A 61-year-old man who allegedly set himself alight and tried to blow up his car in a police station driveway in Sydney's west has been charged.

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