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.
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
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
A man was killed late last night in crash on the
Invercargill police have opened a homicide inquiry following
the death of 28-year-old man last night.
Police have recovered the body of a 23 year-old man after he
jumped from the Riverton Bridge late last night.
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.
A police officer responsible for the co-ordination and
planning of security for the Rio Olympics has been appointed
the new Southern District Commander.
Water tanks near Pomahaka have been riddled with bullet
holes, apparently from a .22 rifle.
A man appeared in the Invercargill District Court today on a
charge of murder.
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