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Serious crash in Southland

Serious crash in Southland

A man is in hospital with serious head injuries after a crash in Southland early this morning. 

Tree stump fire in Cromwell

Tree stump fire in Cromwell

A large fire on an empty section in Cromwell's industrial area sparked a callout by of the Cromwelll Volunteer Fire Brigade this morning.

Restrictions relaxed at Highcliff Rd slip

Restrictions relaxed at Highcliff Rd slip

A section of road on the Otago Peninsula, blocked by a slip since June last year, will be opened to single-lane traffic from noon today.

One dead after North Otago crash

One dead after North Otago crash

A woman is dead and a man is seriously injured after a four-wheel-drive rolled on a remote North Otago farm.

Balcony collapse student squashed 'like a pancake'

A Southland student has spoken of being crushed "like a pancake" when a balcony fell on him during a concert in Dunedin's student quarter. 

One killed in Southland crash

One killed in Southland crash

One person has died in a crash on the Winton-Wreys Bush Highway, in Southland.

49 people, 1 question in Queenstown

49 people, 1 question in Queenstown

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Minimum flow set for Waiwera River

Minimum flow set for Waiwera River

The Otago Regional Council established minimum flows, allocation limits, and a monitoring site for the Waiwera River.

Quake strikes upper South Island

Quake strikes upper South Island

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has struck 45km south of St Arnaud, in the upper South Island.

Twitter users dismayed by plans

Twitter users dismayed by plans

The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending US item on Twitter after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users' tweets.