Residents of a small West Coast settlement are horrified the
Department of Conservation has cut down rhododendron trees
planted by one of the town's forebears -- but left the gorse.
A desperate plea by 15 bystanders for passing jetboat drivers
to rescue a 30-year-old man struggling in the chilly waters
of the Hokitika Gorge yesterday were ignored by the boaties
apparently oblivious to the danger.
A Hokitika family has come forward to claim the $6.5 million
Lotto win, which has been the talk of the town since the
lucky draw on Saturday night.
An Australian man will appear in the Dunedin District Court
this week facing charges relating to a three-vehicle crash
near Milford Sound on Sunday.
Five houses were evacuated in Greymouth last night following
the discovery of a suspicious object initially believed to be
The West Otago Swimming Pool Committee suffered a setback in
its fundraising efforts for the year when a major grant
application was declined.
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