A Queenstown contracting company has been fined $275,000 after a heavy roller driven by an unlicensed driver rolled 20m down a bank.
Otago Daily Times
A teacher drove with more than twice the legal limit of breath-alcohol when she picked up one of her children from Wanaka last month.
A South Canterbury farmer whose property was severely damaged by a 618ha blaze has described the work of firefighters as "magic".
Four people have been discharged after a "sulphur flash" at Ravensdown resulted in five people being taken to Dunedin Hospital.
It is hoped a new polling booth at Dunedin’s mosque will help refugees feel comfortable voting for the first time.
Christchurch Airport executives say they are still gathering information and feedback and no formal planning has started for the proposed international airport in Tarras.
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A driver who killed his passenger in a high-speed crash in Oamaru was serving a sentence for a similar police chase at the time.
Severe gales overnight are expected to subside this morning, bringing much calmer and cooler weather to the South Island over the next few days.
The weather may be coming to the aid of fire crews battling the huge blaze that tore through Lake Ohau Village, destroying dozens of homes.
"A nuclear bomb has gone off." That was how Janet Brown described her "slice of paradise", the once-idyllic Ohau Village, after fire tore through it on Sunday.
A Queenstown helicopter company has been bought back by its manager four years after he sold it to Ngai Tahu Tourism.
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There were tears and plenty of hugs as residents from Lake Ohau village were given a tour of their fire-devastated town.
Auckland will move to alert level 1 on Wednesday at 11.59pm, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.
A 79-year-old who has lost all his possessions in the Lake Ohau blaze has described being rescued by firefighters as flames converged from all sides.