Heroic Balclutha puss Max - also known as "Fat Cat" - was temporarily missing in action after a serious house fire on Wednesday night.
Otago Daily Times
The owner of the TSS Earnslaw is considering how to replace the historic South Island steamship’s coal-fired boilers with an environmentally friendly propulsion.
The victim of a shooting on Friday afternoon is in a stable condition at Christchurch Hospital, a family spokeswoman says.
A 36-year-old man has been charged with failing to comply with a Covid-19 order after allegedly travelling from Auckland to Wanaka over the past seven days.
Police have formally identified an alleged murder victim whose body was found at a Dunedin property last week.
It is great to have a residency pathway for people working on our farms, but it’s ‘‘way too late, way too slow’’, Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury provincial president David Clark says.
Christchurch sisters Margo and Rosa Flanagan, aka the ‘‘Two Raw Sisters’’, hosted a workshop in Dunedin last week. Rebecca Fox caught up with the busy pair.
A man who travelled from Whangārei to Queenstown last weekend has returned a negative test for Covid-19, but the scare has prompted a call for locals to get vaccinated.
A Southland possum trapper unhappy with the Government’s Covid-19 response has admitted leaving abusive messages for minister Chris Hipkins and emergency services.
Some never-before-seen pictures of The Beatles concert in 1964 at the Dunedin Town Hall have surfaced.
A property developer has denied breaching lockdown restrictions by flying from Auckland to Christchurch before making his way to Otago last month.
A woman traumatised in a home invasion at the hands of a retired soldier thought she was going to die and scratched him to get his DNA on her hands so people would know who had killed her, a Queenstown court has heard.
A strengthened border at Cook Strait to keep Covid-19 out of the South Island has some support among southern leaders while the drive continues to get vaccination rates up.
The South Island’s Covid-free status can be preserved with better regional border controls, top public health experts say.