Lucy Ibbotson

South Pacific Meats to pay $20,000 for blocking union site access

Southland meat processor South Pacific Meats (SPM) has been ordered to pay $20,000 for blocking union workers from its Awarua plant.

Mystery death object probably from car

Mystery death object probably from car

The mystery object which killed Rutger Telford Hale while he was driving on State Highway 6 near Lake Hawea last year almost certainly came from an oncoming vehicle.

Dust-up over claim Shrek beaten

Dust-up over claim Shrek beaten

First it was Shaun. Now comes Samson - yet another Australian sheep trying to snatch New Zealand's claim to the world's heaviest fleece.

Snowboarder remembered as 'an awesome dude'

Snowboarder remembered as 'an awesome dude'

Dutch snowboarder Coen van Rosmalen (24), who died after being struck by a taxi in Wanaka at the weekend, had a strong effect on everyone he met in his short time in the resort, a friend said yesterday.

Police checking sequence in fatality

Police checking sequence in fatality

A dutchman hit and killed by a taxi in Wanaka on Sunday was not ''staggering drunk'' and may have been on the road because of a ''prior event'', police say.

Wanaka road death: 'Maybe he was asleep'

Wanaka road death: 'Maybe he was asleep'

A young man who died after being hit by a car in Wanaka overnight has been named by police.

Shrek's Te Papa display to go ahead

Shrek's Te Papa display to go ahead

Shrek owner John Perriam this month came close to calling off a display of the hermit merino's mounted remains planned for Te Papa.

Teen slips 150m on to rocks

Teen slips 150m on to rocks

Wanaka search and rescue volunteers carried out their fourth serious job in as many weeks yesterday after a teenager fell about 150m down a steep gully at Treble Cone skifield.

Thousands injured

Thousands injured

Nearly 4000 snowsports injury claims have been lodged with ACC so far this winter, with the Queenstown Lakes district the top location for accidents.

The sky's the limit for world's longest gravel hillclimb

The sky's the limit for world's longest gravel hillclimb

The Cardrona Valley Race to the Sky motorsport hill climb will be revived next year and multiple past winner ''Monster'' Tajima, of Japan, will return to defend his title.