Public Health South will review all recent cases of the meningococcal B New Zealand strain in the southern area to try to identify a cause for the recent spike in the disease.
Antibiotics have been administered to nearly 300 pupils at Mount Aspiring College in the past two days, in an effort to stop the spread of meningococcal disease.
Boat users taking advantage of the longer daylight hours are being reminded of the speed limit rules on the Clutha River.
A rapid supply of a meningococcal vaccine is being sourced by the Ministry of Health, so it can be used if cases of the disease increase in the southern area.
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".
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.
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.