Dunedin crews are keeping a slash fire under control on Saddle Hill, with several appliances called out.
The South Today bulletin: Wednesday, September 22
An Auckland couple who flouted lockdown rules to fly to a holiday home in Wanaka have been charged with failing to comply with a Covid-19 health order.
Supermarket shoppers were turned away from stores earlier today after "major IT issues" forced closures throughout the South Island for about two hours.
Victoria has reported a jump in new Covid-19 infections as Melbourne braced for a third straight day of protests against lockdown restrictions.
As 23 new Covid cases were announced, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said NZ was 'still pursuing elimination' and although the last 18 months have been tough, 'the future is going to be better'.
A strong quake has struck in Victoria - one of Australia's biggest on record - causing damage to buildings and sending tremors throughout the neighbouring states of NSW and South Australia.
The only way the South can be sure it is Covid-19 free is if people get tested, Southern DHB Medical Officer of Heath Dr Susan Jack says.
A body found in a US national park in Wyoming was identified as Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old "van life" traveller who went missing during a road trip with her fiance, the FBI said, adding a local coroner had ruled her death a homicide.
Almost $130,000 has been dished out in Accident Compensation Corporation claims for work-related Covid-19 exposure.
A union claims McDonald's is failing to follow social distancing guidelines when customers are paying at drive-throughs.
Covid-19 elimination is possible but that does not mean New Zealand will necessarily get to zero cases, the Director-General of Health says.
The Government has signalled the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine may soon be made available to children.
Authorities are investigating how a high school pupil left locked-down Auckland and was allowed to stay a night at a Dunedin hostel, then turn up for class.
The impending demolition of Port Otago’s award-winning glass administration building has sent a wave of disapproval through New Zealand architectural circles.
The latest Covid-19 lockdown has affected the mental health of Southerners and been especially hard for young people, clinicians say.