Heavy rain falling in Westland has again forced the closure
of State Highway 6 between Haast and Makarora.
The Accident Compensation Corporation has reported a massive
surplus of $4.9 billion, which will give the Government's
books an extra $324 million boost.
A serial fraudster who worked as a prostitute while on home
detention has today been jailed for two years, six months.
A controversial $170 million monorail linking Queenstown and
Fiordland National Park will bring in 20,000 extra tourists
to New Zealand every year with an aggressive overseas
marketing campaign, the project's brainchild says.
A rescue helicopter has been scrambled to search for two
hunters lost in the snow in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.
Heavy rain and severe gales are set to pound far greater
swathes of the country than the thunderstorms which struck
over the weekend.
Dunedin firefighters are clearing a High St apartment
building of smoke.
Searchers looking for two missing Canadian tourists whose
campervan was swept over a Haast cliff in a landslide have
found a body.
State Highway 6 between the Gates of Haast Bridge and Haast
Pass Summit will reopen at 2pm.
A 3-year-old child has died after being kicked by a horse
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