The 31yo failed to show up for work last month.
A lack of snow led to a disappointingly short season.
Organisers of next February's Marlborough Wine & Food Festival have pulled the plug early.
"Getting his training in before Christmas."
Drivers are urged to exercise caution as multiple regions are set to be battered by rain and wind.
The wine industry reacted well to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is now keen to celebrate the wines that resulted from that period, Wine Marlborough says.
It was recently announced NZ will hold the 75th World Ploughing Championship at Lake Hawea in 2028.
The incident happened just before 7:30pm on Sunday.
"Big winds make big waves, simple as that."
More than 200 workers from Vanuatu have been stuck in central Otago.
COVID-19 hit hardest as the harvest was in full-swing, forcing a rapid shift in how it was managed.
It's believed to be a world first.
Six firefighting helicopters are gearing up to tackle a large and challenging fire near Picton.
The local council wants to protect wildlife and the environment.
It comes just two days after Christchurch was hit by a tornado.
Near record-breaking temperatures could exceed 30C.
The South Island appears to be where you'll be needing the most sunscreen.
The woman admitted to multiple charges of sexual connection.
She will be sentenced in December.
Emergency services were called at around 10:30pm on Saturday.
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