Debbie Porteous

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.

Relics finally come home

Relics finally come home

Hank Maclean will stand tall at the no doubt chilly West Otago Showgrounds this morning, warm in the knowledge he is on a special mission.

Newcomer keeps bowlers rolling up

Newcomer keeps bowlers rolling up

A man from Blenheim has saved the future of the 107-year-old Waikouaiti Bowling Club.

Whiter than white

Whiter than white

Mahinerangi youngsters Becky (5, left) and Ollie (3) Vaughan play in the snow under mum and dad Hayley and Dave Vaughan's frozen washing on Waipori Station yesterday.

Doc could allow electric bike use on rail trail

Doc could allow electric bike use on rail trail

The pace on the Otago Central Rail Trail might pick up a little later this year, as the Department of Conservation reconsiders its policy on electric bikes.

Balloon launch delayed again

Balloon launch delayed again

Nasa's super balloon will not be launched tomorrow.

January hotter than usual throughout Otago

January hotter than usual throughout Otago

January was the fifth driest month in Dunedin since records started at Musselburgh in 1918.