The fault line is expected to rupture within our lifetime.
"We're the caboose that runs the train."
Investigators are working to determine whether the blaze is suspicious.
The fatal accident happened near the intersection of Homestead Rd and Hilda Rd.
Jack McAllister died after an attack outside Stadium Southland.
Environment Southland is keeping a close eye on its drying-up water supply.
'Could have spent hours out there with these beautiful creatures, feeling blessed.'
Her dad says she escaped a "nasty accident".
It happened just before 4am on the Winton Hedgehope Highway, north of Norman Road.
Wellington, Kapiti, Wairarapa and Taranaki could see heavy rain.
The NZ College of Midwives says the country needs places like Lumsden Maternity Centre.
Women will be forced to give birth on the side of the road, a midwife has claimed.
Residents say it's giving them serious health problems.
Mycoplasma bovis has now been found on 24 farms across New Zealand.
A farm in Southland and Waitaki are now confirmed to have the disease.
Breeding pairs of yellow-eyed penguins are down from previous years on the Otago/Southland coast and unexplained deaths are at the root of the cause.
At least one person is thought to be seriously injured in a two-car crash in South Otago with emergency helicopters at the scene, police say.
People warned to stay away from the Mataura River.