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Wet weekend forecast across New Zealand

It's time to batten down the hatches and get out the hot chocolate.

Firefighters are battling a large fire in Dunedin.

Evacuations as firefighters battle major fire in Dunedin

A welfare centre has been set up for people displaced by the blaze.

Nine year old Kane Robinson had a rock flung in his face from a slingshot, his mother says.

9yo boy left near-blind after slingshot incident

"I got a hell of a shock, he couldn't even open the bloody thing" - Mum.


Fire near Tiwai Point smelter contained

The 130 hectare Invercargill blaze was only 400m from the smelter.


Invercargill locals to have say on captive bolt gun use

Is it an acceptable method of euthanasia for dogs?

The lower South Island is sweltering through some of its highest-ever temperatures.

Record-breaking weather: Why is it so hot?

A MetService meteorologist explains.

Invercargill reached its highest ever temperature on Sunday, beating a 90-year record.

Invercargill reaches its hottest ever recorded temperature

New Zealand's southernmost city hit 32.3degC, beating a 90-year record.

Temperatures in New Zealand's deep south could read near record levels.

Lower South Island to reach near-record temperatures

Invercargill, Alexandra, and Gore are expected to top 30degC on Sunday.


Invercargill hotel blaze contained

Fire crews have responded to a fire that broke out in an Invercargill hotel's basement.


Summer rains continue across the country

Two areas will escape clouds and rain for sunshine on Wednesday.

Invercargill sisters Bailey (left) and Aalyah with the presents they donated to Southland Hospital.

'Humble' Invercargill sisters' incredible surprise for hospital kids

Aalyah and Bailey wanted to make sure other children had a happy Christmas.

Benjamin McLean.

Cop who killed wife jailed for 17 years

Benjamin McLean shot his wife dead, then tried - and failed - to kill her new partner.

Ben McLean.

Ex-cop and killer Ben McLean to be sentenced

He pleaded guilty to murdering his wife and the attempted murder of Garry Duggan.


Mother of one of the kids involved in 'sickening' kitten video says it's 'unacceptable'

They also removed three more kittens from the house of one of the offenders.


Opinion: Come on Kiwis, we're better than that

When video of an abused kitten began circulating, the response was just as sickening.


'Sickening' Invercargill kitten killing video leads to death threats

Paw Justice is calling for those responsible to be identified.

Prince Harry gives Conrad Smith a pat on the back for winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Invercargill's latest shot at world record glory

You might have patted yourself on the back, but have you done it with 251 other people?

"If you're a student in Invercargill, you'll be sitting pretty next year."

Invercargill's Southern Institute of Technology offers free accommodation

"If you're a student in Invercargill, you'll be sitting pretty next year."

He was taken to hospital and firefighters extinguished the fire.

Man suffers burns in Invercargill burn-off

An Invercargill man has suffered moderate burns after falling into a burn-off he was trying to control.


Invercargill council confused by meat cakes appearing in carpark

Strange objects containing meat, onions and flowers were found lying on the ground.