Debbie Porteous

Stray bullet prompts call for no-shooting signs

Stray bullet prompts call for no-shooting signs

Land Information New Zealand is to consider putting up signs warning people off shooting around the Bannockburn Inlet after a stray bullet struck a caravan in the area.

Shot hits caravan; spotlight ban call

Shot hits caravan; spotlight ban call

A Bannockburn woman who reported rabbit shooters to police after a caravan at a camping ground was struck by a stray bullet says spotlighting in the area must stop.

Utes collide in Manuka Gorge

Utes collide in Manuka Gorge

Two people are being treated for moderate injuries after a collision between two utes in the Manuka Gorge between Milton and Lawrence.

Housing shortage prompts appeal to speed process

Housing shortage prompts appeal to speed process

Construction of six-storey buildings in Gorge Rd, Queenstown, could be possible within a year, if a request to accelerate land-use rules is approved by the Environment Court.

Preparing to span river

Preparing to span river

Piers either side of the Tekapo River are prepared on Tuesday for the final part of construction of a footbridge that will span 115m across the river, joining the Lake Tekapo township to the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Community work for speeding shearer

Community work for speeding shearer

A Queenstown shearer who drove at an average speed of 149kmh along a treacherous gorge road has been sentenced to 300 hours' community work.

Outage sparks outrage

Outage sparks outrage

The lack of information about when some Milton residents will get their phone service back has outraged one resident, who says people who depend on their landline phones are being put at risk.

Water recedes but motorists urged to be wary of flood damage

Water recedes but motorists urged to be wary of flood damage

Drivers are being urged to continue to take extreme care on all roads in the wider Clutha district today after flooding in the area over the past two days.

CHF concerned by funding reviews

CHF concerned by funding reviews

The prospect of further funding reviews over the next 12 months is at least as concerning as the current proposal to slash 5% from its district health board contract, Clutha Health First says.

Explosive substance found in Oamaru scrapyard

Explosive substance found in Oamaru scrapyard

A part of Oamaru's industrial area was cordoned off and part of the main southern main trunk line, after an explosive substance was found in a bucket at a scrapyard this morning.