Eight surfers have been ordered to leave a Dunedin beach after they were caught by police breaking the restrictions.
Otago Daily Times
At a time when people should have been at home, police in one small South Island town were kept remarkably busy.
People who visit their cribs over Easter Weekend could be arrested, the police are warning.
It was a cheeky idea.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has outlined how the Government might decide whether some regions will stay in lockdown longer as the South continues to have the most cases.
The Southern District Health Board area now has more than double the national rate of Covid-19 cases per population after 17 new cases in the South were announced today.
Life under Covid-19 lockdown was never going to be a picnic.
Pupils who use a device before bed and decide when they go to bed get less sleep and feel sleepier the next day
In the days ahead, up to 38 patients could be in intensive care units across the South at any one time, Southern District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming says.
A Canterbury University researcher behind some of the modelling helping to fight Covid-19 says the rate of new cases needs to drop to almost zero before it is safe to ease restrictions.
Authorities are busy tracking close contacts linked to the World Hereford Conference in Queenstown, which has so far been linked to 17 Covid-19 cases, a number which is expected to grow.
The Christchurch driver of a bus and trailer that crashed with 23 Chinese tourists on board near Queenstown in January is expected to be sentenced on June 2.
At 11.59pm tomorrow, New Zealand will go into an extreme and unprecedented nationwide lockdown.
Drastic, unprecedented measures taken to shut down ordinary life in New Zealand for at least four weeks are intended to save lives, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
An international conference linked to four Covid-19 cases and held in Queenstown last week happened before the enormity of the crisis was apparent, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult says.
A person died in a car crash after a fleeing driver incident in Oamaru at the weekend.
Central Christchurch was today announced as a location visited this week by one of the South's Covid-19 cases.
The first case of coronavirus in the South Island has been confirmed, with a Danish national testing positive in Queenstown.
Watch the dramatic arrest of a wanted man after a 10-hour searh that ended in Milton this morning.
A major police operation is unfolding in Central Otago where an offender is understood to have stolen a police car after pointing a firearm at an officer.