Queenstown climbers rescued from Mount Tasman

Queenstown climbers rescued from Mount Tasman

Two men have been rescued from Mt Tasman after becoming stranded earlier today.

Community detention after fatal crash

Community detention after fatal crash

A Queenstown man who admitted to causing a fatal head-on crash near Kaikoura has been sentenced to community detention.

Lucky escape for Taiwanese tourists

Lucky escape for Taiwanese tourists

Queenstown police say four Taiwanese tourists whose camper van overturned near Queenstown this morning are lucky to have escaped injury.

Dunedin

Subdivision plan comes with cat ban

Subdivision plan comes with cat ban

A Dunedin landowner is offering a cat ban as part of a move to protect a prominent, bush-clad part of Otago Peninsula.

TradeMe founder says sorry for burn-off

TradeMe founder says sorry for burn-off

The founder of TradeMe has apologised for a burn-off on a farm he owns near Wanaka, which choked the town in smoke yesterday afternoon.

Australia, UK, India lead record migration

Australia, UK, India lead record migration

New Zealand's annual net migration rose to a record in September, beating government forecasts, and economists predict it will rise further in the first half of next year.

Labour like a cult and too red - Parker

Labour like a cult and too red - Parker

Labour leadership contender David Parker says Labour borders on feeling like "a cult" and must look at its branding - including its symbolic red party colour.

Five years' jail for Pistorius

Five years' jail for Pistorius

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has started his five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world.

No credible alternative to structure: Alliance

No credible alternative to structure: Alliance

The red meat industry will restructure when it makes good commercial sense, Alliance Group chairman Murray Taggart says.

Wife 'ordered hit' in Bali murder case

Wife 'ordered hit' in Bali murder case

The wife of an Australian resident found with his throat slashed and dumped in a Bali rice field is suspected of ordering a hit on him.

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