Medication will be given to about 300 senior pupils at Mount Aspiring College in an effort to stop the spread of meningococcal disease.
The Ministry of Health has been working with Public Health South to ensure meningococcal disease does not spread to other pupils at Mount Aspiring School.
The teenage son of a Makarora man who died in a 4WD accident raced down a cattle track to to raise the alarm after their vehicle plunged more than 50m into a valley.
There are no indications of a meningococcal disease outbreak in Wanaka, despite a second pupil from Mount Aspiring College being admitted to hospital.
A second Mount Aspiring College pupil has been admitted to hospital with suspected meningococcal disease.
The serious crash unit was yesterday investigating the cause of a crash in which one man was killed and two others injured.
A man has died after being thrown from a 4x4 vehicle when it rolled on an off-road track near Makarora.
Originally from Invercargill, Queenstown Lakes district mayoral hopeful Jim Boult says he's "never been a stranger to hard work".
Lyal Cocks aims to be the first Wanaka resident elected as mayor of the Queenstown Lakes district.
In 2013 Glenorchy’s Al Angus was the only person to challenge outgoing mayor Vanessa van Uden for the Queenstown Lakes district mayoralty. Three years on, he's standing again.
It is only a matter of time before a close call turns into a drowning on Lake Wanaka unless more is done to educate visitors on the dangers of the lake, Harbourmaster Marty Black says.
For a meeting about the Upper Clutha, a lot of attention was given to Queenstown.
Otago Fish and Game will not appeal a decision on a summer minimum flow rate for the Lindis River, saying it meets the absolute bottom line.
The owner of the Lake Hawea Golf Course is on the hunt for more white ducks after three of the course’s feathered friends came to an untimely end last weekend.
Upper Clutha voters will get a chance to scrutinise candidates standing in the local body elections at two meet-the-candidates meetings in two days.
Mount Aspiring College's principal says the school will try to continue with business as usual while one of its pupils is in an induced coma with meningococcal disease.
Here today, gone the same day.
A Mt Aspiring College pupil is being treated for meningococcal disease in Dunedin Hospital.
Lake snow may have infected a fourth lake - Lake Hawea.
Wanaka multisport athlete Bob McLachlan is set to compete for $30,000 in prize money as he tackles six multisport races in China.