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High interest in Queenstown Marathon

The Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon has drawn considerable interest this year, with spots in the marathon, half-marathon and 10km races sold out.

Protest outside Australian Consulate

A group of yellow and black-clad Amnesty International supporters are outside the Australian Consulate in Auckland to urge Australian officials to investigate people-smuggling allegations.

OCR remains unchanged

OCR remains unchanged

The Reserve Bank jhas opted to leave its official cash rate unchanged at 2.75% which was in line with market expectations, but said further reduction in the rate "seemed likely''.

Man killed in Southland crash

Man killed in Southland crash

A man was killed late last night in crash on the Dipton-Winton Highway.

Homicide inquiry in Invercargill

Homicide inquiry in Invercargill

Invercargill police have opened a homicide inquiry following the death of 28-year-old man last night.

Body found in Riverton search

Body found in Riverton search

Police have recovered the body of a 23 year-old man after he jumped from the Riverton Bridge late last night.

Search warrants lead to drug bust

Search warrants lead to drug bust

The execution of four search warrants in Dunedin and Queenstown has led to the siezure of drugs with a street value of $200,000 and the arrest of one man. 

Police appoint new Southern commander

Police appoint new Southern commander

A police officer responsible for the co-ordination and planning of security for the Rio Olympics has been appointed the new Southern District Commander.

Bullet holes found in water supply tanks

Bullet holes found in water supply tanks

Water tanks near Pomahaka have been riddled with bullet holes, apparently from a .22 rifle.

Murder accused in court

A man appeared in the Invercargill District Court today on a charge of murder.