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Rugby: Otago beat Southland in warm-up match

Rugby: Otago beat Southland in warm-up match

Otago has beaten Southland 12-8 in a warm-up match in Alexandra this afternoon.

Video: Snow coats Dunedin

Video: Snow coats Dunedin

Snow fell to low levels overnight and this morning in Dunedin, forcing the closure of many schools and roads and the cancellation of flights.

Summers' season under way

Summers' season under way

A Dunedin woman has returned home to make her theatre debut.

Reindeer invade tunnel in Norway to escape heat

Reindeer invade tunnel in Norway to escape heat

Norway has been forced to close a major highway in the Arctic after reindeer invaded a road tunnel seeking refuge from unusually high temperatures.

Act leader's comments 'grotesque and inflammatory'

Act leader's comments 'grotesque and inflammatory'

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has let rip at Act Leader Jamie Whyte, labelling his comments that Maori enjoy legal privilege "grotesque and inflammatory'' and "incredibly naïve''.

Crushed man in critical condition

The wife of a man crushed between two trucks near Auckland airport this morning is by his bedside as he remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Southland crash victim named

Southland crash victim named

Police have named the man who died after crashing his 4WD vehicle into a power pole near Winton in Southland early yesterday.

Residents warned to keep doors locked

An intruder apparently tried to gain entry to a house at Drivers Rd, Dunedin, about 9pm on Monday, but ran off when challenged by a resident, police said.

Football: Newcastle down Phoenix

Football: Newcastle down Phoenix

We are always told that pre-season is about the performance rather than the result.