Wild weather lashes South

Wild weather lashes South

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.

Twizel woman killed; horror start on roads

Twizel woman killed; horror start on roads

Two people have died in separate crashes on Canterbury roads in the past 24 hours, taking the Easter Weekend road toll to four.

Cycle-walkways open soon

Cycle-walkways open soon

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 month.

Dunedin

Tour operators pointed to advice

Tour operators pointed to advice

Tourism operators have been urged to use a new service in the wake of claims some have missed out on a significant chunk of cruise-ship income.

Warbirds cancellation rumour false

Warbirds Over Wanaka organisers are anxious to dispel any rumours this weekend's show has been cancelled owing to poor weather.

Demand for Genesis 'unprecedented'

Demand for Genesis 'unprecedented'

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 1pm today.

Tourist lucky to survive raging waterway

Tourist lucky to survive raging waterway

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.

Collins battles on two fronts

Collins battles on two fronts

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.

Conditions hamper Korea ferry rescue

Conditions hamper Korea ferry rescue

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 ferry capsized.

Aussie journalist faces 7 years in Thai jail

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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