Predicted heavy rain has hit the South today after winds and
heavy downpours caused property damage and travel chaos in
many areas of the country yesterday and overnight.
Two people have died in separate crashes on Canterbury roads
in the past 24 hours, taking the Easter Weekend road toll to
Cycle and pedestrian routes through the southern city are
opening up and work on Package 1 of the South Dunedin
cycleway-walkway is due to be completed at the end of this
Tourism operators have been urged to use a new service in the
wake of claims some have missed out on a significant chunk of
Warbirds Over Wanaka organisers are anxious to dispel any
rumours this weekend's show has been cancelled owing to poor
Severe scaling of Genesis Energy share allocations is likely
to push the share price higher when the last of the
Government's energy company sell-downs lists on the NZX at
A French tourist swept away after slipping into a raging
Woolshed Creek late on Wednesday was washed over a terrifying
two waterfalls before clambering out.
Justice Minister Judith Collins was under pressure on two
fronts yesterday, facing further questions over both the
Oravida conflict-of-interest saga and widespread fresh
privacy issues in her ACC portfolio.
Rescuers are struggling with strong waves and murky waters as
they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers
from the same school, still missing after a South Korean
An Australian journalist accused of defaming the Royal Thai
Navy remains defiant, saying the case against him risks
Thailand's reputation as a democracy.
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