A big "bubble" of 40 overseas tourists is holed up at the Lake View Holiday Park in Wanaka, waiting for a plane to take them home.
Health authorities are still trying to locate 257 "close contacts" arising from the 20 Covid-19 cases associated with the World Hereford Conference in Queenstown earlier this month.
Using technological devices from a very young age appears to be having an impact on the oral and literacy skills of new entrant school children. KerrieWaterworth reports on how teachers at Wanaka...
A local fire chief is calling on families to be more vigilant following an early-morning blaze which injured three people and destroyed a tent home in Hawea.
The closure of most businesses for a month has raised the issue of how much rent commercial tenants should have to carry on paying.
Some tourists and travellers in campervans and motorhomes have had to find last-minute accommodation after incorrectly assuming the Covid-19 lockdown applied only to New Zealand residents.
There are at least seven new cases of Covid-19 in the Southern district. And the DHB has revealed a raft of locations where the public may have come into contact with a virus that has forced a nationwide lockdown from midnight.
It seems a strange way to define a town locking down, but in Wanaka yesterday the empty car parks were multiplying.
Supermarkets and pharmacies may be sold out but for those prepared to drive to Cardrona yesterday there was the offer of free hand sanitiser made with top quality alcohol.
Remaining tourists and those on holiday working visas appear to be the forgotten few in the Government’s latest response to Covid-19.
Former Southland All Black flanker and farmer Ken Stewart could not resist bringing up the subject of breeding yesterday.
Unlike most events around the country this week, the Wanaka Collie Dog Club’s dog trials at Glendhu Bay went ahead yesterday, almost as usual.
Wanaka professional athlete Braden Currie and wife Sally have created a colony of coronavirus-free families which can ride out the pandemic together, as the Covid-19 response gathers momentum in...
Volunteers offering to visit the elderly or people self-isolating are being asked to hold back until there are Ministry of Health guidelines to prevent the risk of the Covid-19 virus spreading.
Medical practices in Central Otago and Queenstown are expected to make a joint announcement this morning about how they will manage the Covid-19 virus.
Aspiring Medical Centre and Wanaka Medical Centre have announced they are working closely together on a joint local initiative with the Southern District Health Board and Ministry of Health, in an...
Visitors to New Zealand will have to sign a declaration to say where and how they intend to self-isolate, a Government minister has said.