The Department of Conservation could lose over a million dollars in refunds for hikers after storm damage forced the closure of two hugely popular Great Walk tracks.
A sense of normality is finally felt in the Milford Sound Piopiotahi community as the first of the essential services convoys passed through the flood damaged highway on Saturday.
The devastating effects of last week’s storm were made clear to the Prime Minister yesterday after the Civil Defence Minister visited Fiordland.
While some businesses in post-storm Fiordland have adapted to conditions, others have been less fortunate.
An ex-tropical cyclone looks set to bring heavy rain and severe gales to the South on the weekend and Fiordland, which is still reeling from last week's battering, is expected to bear the brunt.
The world famous Routeburn Track will be closed for the "foreseeable future" and Milford Track until at least the end of February following this week's devastating storm.
A pair of experienced climbers - one a Dunedin man - who fell to their deaths in Fiordland had prepared meticulously for their last trip.
The operation to evacuate 360 tourists stranded in Milford Sound since Monday has been now been completed.
A tour guide who tried to extinguish a car fire in Fiordland’s Homer Tunnel on Tuesday says he abandoned the vehicle after multiple failed attempts.
Te Anau couple George and Claire Bell recently lost everything in a devastating house fire - so their local community is rallying to support them.
Te Anau: Volunteer firefighters, most of them from Te Anau, last night fought a fierce fire which heavily damaged a house on a rural property in Kakapo Rd.
Volunteer firefighters, most of them from Te Anau, are fighting a fierce fire which has heavily damaged a rural property at Kakapo Rd, 5kms northeast of Te Anau.
A small energy trading firm has accused Meridian Energy of neglecting environmental obligations in a bid to keep wholesale electricity prices up, thereby reaping profits of more than $35 million.
Three men caught taking whitebait from the Waitutu area of Fiordland National Park will pay for their illegal haul.
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake, centred near Milford Sound, has rattled much of the lower South Island tonight.
Uncertainty concerning available accommodation in Milford Sound has prompted Fiordland Pilot Services Ltd to seek approval to build a facility for its staff.
Three people have been found guilty of whitebaiting illegally on the Waitutu River, in Fiordland National Park.
In the event of an Alpine Fault earthquake, the tourism sector needs to step up and advocate for visitors to the region.