Festooned with string lights and stirred by the sound of karakia, Arrowtown’s main drag was filled with harikoa (good cheer) as the inaugural Matariki Arrowtown Lights Festival began yesterday.
A group of Southland high school pupils swapped the classroom this week for a "hands-on" experience learning more about the infrastructure industry.
A pilot programme started this week in the Southland Hospital with aim to ease the pressures at the Emergency Department.
The first international Air New Zealand flights in almost 12 months touched down at Queenstown Airport yesterday, signalling the beginning of the winter rush.
The findings of an investigation into the Otago Regional Council’s response to illegal dumping in the Clutha River will be discussed in private next week despite assurances of transparency.
This weekend is expected to bring a reprieve from the bitterly cold and frosty days which have gripped much of Otago and Southland this week.
Regular users of the Alexandra-Clyde 150th Anniversary Track, commonly known as the River Walk, are upset at what they see as indiscriminate felling of trees along the track.
Opportunities to consider formalising parking alongside Lismore Park were raised at this week’s Wanaka Community Board meeting.
The Government will give a further $10 million to flood-hit Westport, bringing the total recovery package to $100 million.
A water leak near Anderson Rd and State Highway 84 roundabout is becoming a driving hazard with ongoing sub-zero temperatures expected in the coming days.
From a shed in Awamoko, Johnny Neill is getting global attention as he grows his mobile seed cleaning empire.
Wanaka adventurer James Watson and father Mark had Lake Wanaka to themselves as they paddled 47km to raise funds for World Vision 40 Hour Famine Appeal.
The motel where the woman accused of the murder of Dale Watene stayed was bugged as police thought the search of her house would prompt her to communicate about his death, a court heard yesterday.
Te Pakihi o Maru’s Matariki celebrations were also an opportunity to welcome the school community back for the first time this year.