New rules that place an emphasis on boaties keeping their vessels and gear clean could come into force as environmental authorities step up the fight against a pest seaweed in Fiordland's Breaksea...
Court security staff had to call in police to help defuse a potentially violent situation outside the Oamaru District Court yesterday.
Time has caught up with Greymouth's long-serving jeweller and watchmaker Ian Tennent, who will close the doors to his little Boundary St shop for the last time next month.
Residents of Wanaka's Northlake special zone are using code names rather than their own names in an attempt to have their say over a proposed hotel.
Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan is taking the Otago Regional Council to task for what he calls its ''stupid idea'' to put a stock truck effluent disposal site on the Ripponvale straight.
An Oamaru man who was behind the wheel of a car that crashed and became airborne, seriously injuring his sister, has been sentenced in the Oamaru District Court.
The man who died this week following a jet-boat crash in Fiordland National Park was a well-known farmer from the Te Anau basin.
An Aurora Energy deputation has assured Central Otago district councillors it is doing everything possible to improve the condition and reliability of the district's power network.
Invercargill detectives are appealing for help in a bid to catch a person who sexually assaulted a young school pupil on her way to school.
Lawrence Information Centre may receive a stay of execution, if new funding recommendations are adopted by Clutha District Council.
The Lake Hawea wastewater plant will be the venue tomorrow for a meeting between the Otago Regional Council and the Lake Hawea Community Association concerned about the state of the plant.
Queenstown Airport emergency services were activated yesterday morning after the pilot of a light aircraft raised concerns on approach.
The Waitaki District Council has asked women in the district to wear head scarves tomorrow as a gesture of support for the Waitaki Muslim community.
The tragedy of Christchurch's terror attack has hit him harder than most, but Ashiv Khan still considers New Zealand his home.
A man on trial for manslaughter ''rested his head on his hands'' when police told him the victim was dead after an alleged incident at a party in Invercargill, the jury heard yesterday.