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Some locals felt the brunt of just one degree.

'It's crazy, but it's nice': South Island regions dusted in snow

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Some locals felt the brunt of just one degree.

David Seymour has called the psychiatrist's stance "disappointing".

Psychiatrists call on colleagues to reject euthanasia

"Once we pass that law, there is no going back."

Watch: The new Space Radar will track satellites and space junk.

New Kiwi Space Radar will track the movements of satellites, space debris

"New Zealand is becoming a leader in the global space industry."

Otago students have cleaned the notorious Castle Street in memory of Sophia Crestani.

Otago students clean Dunedin street in memory of Sophia Crestani

"It's a sign of respect for Sophia and the community we live in."

Related video: Little blue penguins in Wellington have kept the Department of Conservation busy this year.

Mystery surrounds oily Otago penguins

Four of the creatures have been found covered in oil in as many weeks.

The family of Sophia Crestani have paid tribute to their daughter.

'We are grieving': Sophia Crestani's family pay tribute to 'beautiful daughter'

They're speaking out after the tragic accident.

Watch: University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne spoke to media on Monday.

Dunedin in 'shock', 'grief' after student Sophia Crestani's death

"Now is not the time to be pointing fingers or blame."

Watch: University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne spoke to media on Monday.

As it happened: Otago university vice-chancellor addresses media after student's death

A 19-year-old student died at a house party on Saturday.

Sophia Crestani has been named as the victim.

Identity of Dunedin house party victim revealed

It is understood she died at an out of control house party over the weekend.

Children get a nutritious meal while inmates gain qualifications and skills.

Otago prisoners make lunches for hungry school kids

Children get a nutritious meal while inmates gain qualifications and skills.

The man failed to steal the cigarettes and fled on foot.

Hunt for pillowcase-wearing man who failed to steal cigarettes

One person was injured in the attempted robbery of a Night and Day store.

Watch: Five helicopters battling massive fire engulfing 200 hectares near Queenstown.

Firefighters urge caution after Skippers Canyon scrub blaze

A helicopter will assess the damage at Deep Creek after Saturday's fire.

Related video: Advocate Jazz Thornton and Health Minister David Clark on mental health.

Kiwi students to give free massages for mental health

"Regular massage can reduce our stress levels, so could be considered a preventative measure."

Harvey Throttlestop is raising awareness for prostate cancer and hospice in Southland.

South Island man to ride 1400 km on a 50cc scooter to raise money for prostate cancer

The Southern Scooter Challenge is the most gruelling of its kind.

Wind machines and helicopters are being used to protect precious crop from frosts.

Incredible pictures as frost fighting efforts crank up in central Otago

Temperatures in the region plummeted to -5C on Tuesday morning.

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Car hits tree in small Otago town

One person is in serious condition.

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Study reveals whether Loch Ness monster really exists

NZ researchers have been trying to track down the mysterious beast for over a year.

The cherry industry is booming in Central Otago

First plantings completed at Central Otago cherry development

The $15million project spans 80 hectares.

Dunedin's Hyde St.

Person stabbed in Dunedin student quarter brawl

An appeal for witnesses has been made by police.

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Breathtaking Aurora Australis lights up NZ skies

"Words can't even describe the beauty."

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