The 15km alpine stretch of Milford Road will close tomorrow morning due to an increased avalanche risk.
ORC spending on consultants and contractors working on major water-related activities has increased more than 10-fold over the past six years.
The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association's (NZMCA) Clutha branch members Robyn Barkman and vice-chairman David Barkman celebrate the opening of the new NZMCA Park at Lowburn on Saturday.
Libraries in the Waitaki district are in line for a technological shake-up, as the traditional ways libraries operate move further into the past.
MetService has issued a severe weather outlook, saying heavy rain and gale-force winds are on the way for parts of the South Island.
It may be in Brazil covered in grime, with birds nesting inside it, but a derelict DC8 aircraft could be destined for display in Wanaka.
A Queenstown man has pleaded guilty after he was arrested during significant drug busts where police recovered $200k worth of methamphetamine and more than $30k in cash.
The Catlins Boar Hunt returned for its seventh annual outing over the weekend, 84 people entering to hunt the wild beasts in the Clutha wilderness, and the chance to be rewarded for their efforts.
A Lego replica of the Saturn V rocket which was involved in the moon landing more than 50 years ago was the talk of the town at the Gore Brick Event at the weekend.
A tremendous effort from Riverton locals on Saturday resulted in more than 450 trees being planted at Aparima College in Southland.
Police have slammed the behaviour of an Australian man as "moronic" after he asked his friend to shoot him with an air rifle because he wanted to know how painful it would be.
The condition of a man left with critical injuries after being stabbed during a confrontation in the Queenstown CBD has improved.
Destination Queenstown chief executive Graham Budd says despite a seemingly quieter winter in the resort, visitor numbers and spending are still growing, albeit at a slower rate.
Almost half of the artists selected for the upcoming Arts Gold Awards are from Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes district.
One person has been flown to hospital by helicopter in a serious condition after a crash in Southland.