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E. coli found in Waitaki aquifer

Locals are being told to assume their private bore water is contaminated until further notice.

car accident

Man killed after ute rolls over

A50-year-old was declared dead at the scene, and a younger man flown to hospital.


Cable cars could return to Dunedin

It was the second city in the world to run them, but stopped in the 1950s.


Disgraced US TV presenter can keep Otago high country station

Matt Lauer was accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour last year.

A cold snap has already forced the closure of schools and roads down south.

South Island warned 'dangerous' conditions are ahead

A cold snap has already forced the closure of schools and roads down south.


Critic hits back at Otago Uni with its own cheeky censorship

Hundreds of copies of the menstruation issue were removed last week.

The research found not all registered civil legal aid lawyers actually provided that help.

Kiwis' access to legal aid declining, research says

"It is unaffordable for most people to pay a lawyer."


Otago Uni Proctor sorry for 'menstruation' mag's removal

"This was a mistake and never intended as censorship," the university said.


Otago Uni proctor admits removing 2000 copies of 'menstruation' magazine

The editor of Critic originally thought a religious group might've been behind it.

Amber-Rose Rush was found dead at her home on Cleminston Ave on February 3.

Doctor accused of Amber-Rose Rush's murder revealed

30-year-old Venod Skantha's trial has been set for March 2019.

The man who died has been named as 31-year-old Joshua Paroci.

Queenstown rafting victim named

He was unable to be resuscitated, despite being given CPR.


Officer off the hook after Tasering goat 13 times

Police said it was a "relatively unique set of circumstances".

The Alpine Fault ruptures roughly every 300 years.

Simulation shows widespread damage if Alpine Fault ruptures

The fault line is expected to rupture within our lifetime.


Jobs brazenly advertised for less than minimum wage

"I am willing to take bullet after bullet until this changes," an activist says.


Whales used to have sharp teeth, ancient fossils suggest

A Kiwi scientist tracked down the ancient fossil off Antarctica.

Andrew Thomson was feeding his goldfish when the ground beneath him at his Beaconsfield Rd property collapsed.

Dunedin man who fell through ground thought he was buried alive

He had gone out to feed his fish when the ground beneath him collapsed.

Oamaru is home to about 13,000 people.

Why you should move to Oamaru

It is largely known for its blue penguin population and its Victorian architecture.

The Fortune Theatre has been open since 1974.

Final curtain call for Dunedin's iconic Fortune Theatre

"It's not about making profit... it's about paying the bills."

Police were called to the Luggate Hotel at around 10pm on Friday.

Man arrested after gun fired at Wanaka hotel

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward.

Kim Dotcom has put the call out for a range of jobs at his Queenstown mansion.

Dotcom puts call out for live-in DJ, chef

You would get to live in his new Queenstown mansion.

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