The Fire Service is so effective these days that it is not often a photographer can travel to a fire and find it still ablaze. Unfortunately for this home owner, the house had no town water supply nearby so after emptying the first engine's supply of...
A hang glider pilot is carried by emergency services past a companion's glider, after a crash-landing on Doctors Point Beach. Photo by Craig Baxter.
The hero for the day was the fireman when Hero the dog was rescued from a cliff. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
It's always nice to have a happy ending and Kane Harvey (left) celebrated his 15th birthday with best mate and fellow King's High School pupil Micah Wharerimu (14), who helped save Kane's life at Cape Saunders a few days earlier. Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
It's not often the news comes to you, but a city-wide low-speed police pursuit was brought to end by police a convenient one block from the <i>ODT</i> office. Photo by Craig Baxter.
Another Foveaux Strait tragedy, a funeral for four victims of the Easy Rider sinking, in Invercargill. Photo by Craig Baxter.
With the Water of Leith in flood following heavy rain it was a fair bet students would be pitting their nerves against the power of nature. This group's fun was short-lived as they were spat out at the first pressure wave under the George street...
Otago Daily Times' photographers captured the moments that happened in 2012.