Methamphetamine, cannabis and firearms were netted in police raids in Oamaru and Dunedin yesterday.
A video posted on social media shows the dangers of attempting to cross a Canterbury river in a vehicle.
The fire that gutted Lake Ohau Village is unlike anything New Zealand has ever experienced, a fire researcher says after scouring the scene.
An Oamaru woman was the victim of a random act of unkindness when she took her dog for a walk yesterday.
After teeing off for his first shot of the day on Sunday, Michael de Buyzer watched his golf ball take an unfortunate turn.
Lake Ōhau Rd has been reopened to the public - but access to the fire-stricken village remains restricted to residents only.
Six fire crews have returned to Lake Ohau this morning to dampen down hotspots and erect a large fire containment line.
Crews are continuing to fight the Lake Ohau fire this morning, as a search goes on for a missing dog.
Among the debris and trauma, Lake Ohau Village residents are clinging to "shimmers" of positivity to keep them going.
Farmers are being short-sighted by claiming that the loss of grazing land has helped to fuel the devastating fire at Lake Ōhau, a plant ecologist says.
Firefighters are welcoming "good" conditions today as the battle against the huge Mackenzie Basin blaze continues.
Firefighters were confronted with an "apocalyptic" scene as they drove into the heart of unprecedented flames at Ohau Village.
Crossing a river naked with his wife in the middle of nowhere was memorable for all the wrong reasons, Rob Roodnat says.
Winds at Lake Ōhau have been too strong for fire-fighting helicopters with monsoon buckets to be deployed.
Winds of up to 160km/h challenged firefighters tackling the Ohau fire this morning, but the blaze has again been contained.