A 20-year-old Wanaka driver who crashed three times on Saturday night before being stopped by a lamppost was three times over the legal breath-alcohol limit, Wanaka police said yesterday.
Kawarau Jet says it regrets the incident which led to it yesterday being fined $35,000 in the Queenstown District Court and receiving criticism from Maritime New Zealand (MNZ).
A UK coroner's inquest into the riverboarding death of English traveller Emily Jordan (21) began yesterday, three years after she drowned on the Kawarau River in April 2008.
The wreck of the helicopter involved in last Wednesday's fatal accident near Bow Peak in the Mt Aspiring National Park has been transported from Wanaka to Christchurch for secure storage.
A 25-year-old man was taken to Dunedin Hospital with minor injuries after an ammonia leak at a pet food factory in Kaikorai Valley, Dunedin, yesterday.
Skateboarders are speeding down some of Dunedin's steeper streets at more than 50kmh and the craze is going to end with someone getting killed - and not necessarily a skateboarder, say concerned authorities and residents.
Mark Halliwell spells his surname for the Otago Daily Times photographer. "Oh, like the Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell?" she asks. "Yeah. She's my sister," Mr Halliwell...
Brent Andrew Gordon, of Cromwell, admitted dangerous driving causing the death of Joanne Steel (40), of Invercargill, when he appeared before Judge Dominic Flatley in the Queenstown District Court yesterday.
A Queenstown teenager who fled, leaving his friend for dead, after a jet-skiing accident on Christmas Day will have to deal with the consequences of his actions for a very long time, Judge Dominic Flatley said.
A Queenstown helicopter pilot must pay $6000 emotional harm reparation for his role in causing a woman to be thrown from her horse.
A dead fisherman and his seriously injured crewmate may have drifted for nine hours on their damaged boat before being found in Doubtful Sound yesterday morning.
Police released the name of a woman yesterday who died from her injuries after falling off a ladder while pruning a tree at her Cromwell home.
A man was taken to Dunedin Hospital last night with serious injuries after his motorcycle collided with a trailer near Haast, a St John spokesman said.
A 77-year-old woman was taken to Dunedin Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries after the car she was driving crashed through the fence of this Craig Hendry St, Concord, property about 6.45am yesterday.
A 40-year-old tourist, from the United Kingdom, has undergone surgery after he was seriously injured in a hang-glider crash near Omarama.
Te Anau police have named the lone Australian tramper believed to have fallen to his death while walking in Fiordland National Park.
Jan Maxwell always thought her husband, Ewan, would be all right out hunting because he was careful and well prepared.
A 46-year old Bluff man was in a "comfortable and satisfactory condition" in Invercargill Hospital yesterday after he had been thrown from a van, in which he was a passenger, when it left the road near Te Anau Downs, about 4.30pm on Sunday.
A former Queenstown man who was paralysed from a paragliding accident, smiled in triumph yesterday afternoon as he pedalled past the scene of the horrific crash which happened 14 years ago on the Crown Range.
A bus driver was critically injured when he was run over by his own bus outside Waikato Hospital this morning.