"I would feel personally responsible, so in my view, we had to act."
"This is the last thing that growers in Nelson and Central Otago needed to happen."
The Prime Minister spoke from Nelson.
Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on State Highway 6, southwest of Nelson.
They were also ordered to pay reparations of $110,535.
The family desperately wants their daughter to remain with them in Nelson.
A concrete turtle missing from a playground in Nelson turned up in Blenheim, but is now safely back home.
A lack of snow led to a disappointingly short season.
A hunter says he encountered a cat 2 metres long, the size of a puma.
Banshee's owner slipped in the wet, and lost the lead - the dog went on to vicously attack a sheep.
A four-year term could lead to a higher voter turnout, says Nelson's youngest council member.
"A quick shake in Nelson."
The bird was the culinary champion at an annual game bird food night.
The petition has been signed by 4500 residents.
Here's where the coldest temperatures were.
Anyone who's seen him is urged to contact police.
Smith snuck into the chamber after earlier being kicked out.
"The poles kind of look like scaffolding, so I always thought it was unfinished."
Getting lost is not an offence, police said.
They had been missing for 18 days in Kahurangi National Park.