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
Another two people have been arrested following the homicide
of North Otago farm worker Justin McFarlane.
Traffic is expected be flowing in a single lane around a slip
blocking State Highway 6 between the Gates of Haast Bridge
and Haast Pass Summit by Friday.
The southern route to the West Coast, which has been closed
by a slip since Wednesday, is expected to reopen early
A Maori woman has reportedly been refused entry to a public
bath in Japan because of her ta moko facial tattoo.
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