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Missing persons, Police

Mystery surrounds Dunedin man's disappearance

Stephen Lowe has not been seen in five days.

Catlins, Sea lions

DOC seeks public help after sea lion shot on Catlins beach

Sea lions are critically endangered.


Extreme winds leave hole trail of destruction in Central Otago

The local fire brigade had its busiest day in twenty years.

Roofs, fences, trees and caravans were all blown over by Friday's gusts.

Extra emergency services called in to deal with Central Otago wind storm

Roofs, fences, trees and caravans were all blown over by Friday's gusts.

Weather, Central Otago

Extreme winds causing havoc in Central Otago

Emergency services are responding to a number of callouts of roofs lifting off houses.

Police, Otago

Probe into off-duty officers 'unnecessarily protracted' - IPCA

Complaints were laid after an investigation into two off-duty officers took much longer than usual.

Mr Owens sucked Ms Bennett in before revealing he was a Labour supporter.

Labour voter brutally trolls National's Paula Bennett

Bennett was left repeating the phrase "no way, sunshine".

The crashed happened on Saturday afternoon and the bus was about halfway along the access road.

Bus crashes into ditch on ski field road

Five people are injured, including a child, after a bus crashed into a ditch on the access road to The Remarkables ski field.

The driver started the chase but didn't go too fast or too furious.

Is this NZ's slowest police pursuit?

The driver started the chase but didn't go too fast or too furious.


Balclutha woman's lost diamond ring dug up on carrot

The man who found it asked for one small thing in return, a kiss.

Richie McCaw, Rugby, Statue

Richie McCaw sizes up for statue

The statue is estimated to cost more than $155,000.


Nude student bikes through lecture hall for cancer awareness

"I had rugby strapping tape covering my bits, which in hindsight was a really bad choice."

North Harbour's Bryn Gatland in action against Otago

Classy Gatland shines in Harbour win

The young first-five scored 14-points as the hosts hung on to a 19-17 win over Otago.

Snow chains

Cars trapped in late winter snow

Two campervans and another dozen vehicles were stuck on Cardrona Valley Rd overnight.


More than 10k animals euthanised at Otago Uni last year

"These are sentient beings that are suffering."

Fire truck

Suspicious fire in small Otago town

Firefighters are dampening down hotspots at the home in Herbert, on State Highway 1.

Neither the driver nor a passenger were injured.

Arrest after car rolls in Central Otago

A 21-year-old man has been arrested after flipping his car onto its roof on a South Island highway.

Animals, 1080, Otago

Calls for 1080 tests on dead animals found in Otago

Seven deer and two pigs were found dead on a Waianakarua beach.

Animals, Death

Mystery surrounds deaths of animals on Otago beach

Seven deer and two pigs were found at Waianakarua.


Access to Tekapo now re-opened after snow dump

Another splashing of wet winter weather has been forecast for much of the island.

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