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Pilot killed in Wanaka air crash brother of another crash victim

Nick and Matt Wallis both died flying helicopters, just months apart.


No survivors in Wanaka chopper crash

DoC staff were on the flight, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage confirmed.

Downtown Mosgiel.

'Disgusted' woman claims Mosgiel is a town, not a township

"We have been sold short."


Teen who abused cyclist from truck apologises

The video of him telling driver to run cyclist over went viral.


Kiwi researchers want fat-shaming made illegal

"A lot of people who live day-to-day as fat people actually live healthy lives."


Cycling group shocked by truckie's jokes about mowing down cyclist

"Bullying, abusing and threatening someone on a bike is not okay."

Residents in Te Anau, Ohai, Manaporui, Mossburn, Nightcaps and Tuatapere have all reported snow falling on Wednesday.

Winter wonderland: Heavy snow blankets Southland

The wintry blast is now making its way up the country.

Snow in Queenstown last month.

Wintry blast to hit NZ, snow predicted for South Island

Get the winter jackets back out.


Family urge cyclist to come forward after toddler's leg broken

The toddler's aunt has a blunt message.

Nadine Tomlinson and son Angus.

$50k raised after pregnant wife and son killed in tractor accident

Nadine Tomlinson and 3yo son Angus died in the "heart-wrenching tragedy" on Sunday.

Tourist dances dangerously close to sea lion on Otago beach

DoC says this sort of behaviour needs to stop.


Tractor drives into reservoir killing woman, toddler

The woman lost control of the vehicle on a rural Otago property.

The sun shines bright in the daytime in summer. Blue sky and clouds.

Balmy weather marks the start of daylight saving

"A lot of Aotearoa is looking good."

A life-size, home-made bong was among the props at the protest.

Otago University students protest bong-taking proctor

They are calling for policy change to stop the University disciplining students off campus.


Public access to Matt Lauer's land granted

Up to six 4WD vehicles per day have been given access to his Hunter Valley Station.

The Government announced a plastic bag ban in August.

South Island Countdowns rid single-use plastic bags

Since the start of the phase-out in May, 22.5 million bags have been removed.


Why Otago's proctor should not resign

What he was doing was right, the way he did it was wrong, writes Caley Callahan.

University of Otago proctor Dave Scott fronted media in Dunedin on Tuesday.

Otago Uni proctor admits 'error', but denies seizing other bongs

Dave Scott says "as far as [he] can recall", further allegations are untrue.


Calls for University of Otago proctor to resign over confiscated bongs

$25,000 has also been pledged to take legal action against Dave Scott.


Second flat claims bong taken by Otago Uni proctor

The bongs were valued at over $300 combined.

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