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Kayakers save man on Hawea River

Kayakers save man on Hawea River

Quick action by two experienced kayakers saved a river surfer from drowning on the Hawea river yesterday afternoon.

Bones belonged to animal

Bones belonged to animal

Police have confirmed bones found on the shore of Lake Wakatipu on Thursday evening belonged to an animal.

Man drowns at Bluff

Man drowns at Bluff

An Invercargill man drowned while collecting shellfish at Ocean Beach in Bluff this afternoon.

Rugby: Highlanders beat Crusaders in pre-season game

Rugby: Highlanders beat Crusaders in pre-season game

The Highlanders beat the Crusaders 29-26 in a pre-season game in Timaru this afternoon.

'Brave witness' sought after Queenstown fire

'Brave witness' sought after Queenstown fire

Police are seeking a man who stopped a fire spreading by moving gas bottles following a fire near backpackers' accommodation in Queenstown yesterday. 

Police seek wanted man

Police seek wanted man

Police are seeking a man wanted on a warrant for breach of community detention.

Man dies after Nightcaps house fire

Man dies after Nightcaps house fire

A Southland man who suffered serious burns in a Nightcaps house fire died in Dunedin Hospital last night.

Car found upside down in paddock

Car found upside down in paddock

Police are no longer seeking the driver a Nissan Terrano 4WD that was found upside down in a paddock next to Lakeview Tce, Lake Hawea, early this morning.

Grass fire near Tarras

Grass fire near Tarras

A grass fire near Tarras appears to have been stopped at the Lindis River.