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Providore Wines is using augmented reality to tell people more about its brand.

Start-up wine firm uses AR tech to woo customers this Christmas

Central Otago's Providore Wines is bringing its story to life via its bottles' labels.


A 10-year study has revealed NZ uni students drinking habits

The results are surprising.

There's hope it could be ready for widespread use within five years.

How some 'very novel' NZ research could save heart attack victims' lives

There's hope it could be ready for widespread use within five years.


Watch: Golf ball-sized hail pelts Otago town

The enormous balls of ice tore through plastic roofing.

Vanessa Taylor on The AM Show.

Prices plummet in Queenstown after foreign buyer ban introduced

The average asking price last month fell more than 19 percent in a month.


South Island towns on verge of running out of water

There is to be no unnecessary water use.


Otago Uni medical students keep marks amid alleged cheating

"The decision to accept the results of the OSCE does not reduce the seriousness of the alleged misconduct."

Clutha River is running at its highest levels in almost 20 years.

Trouble to come? Otago faces another deluge after flooding

Clutha River is running at its highest levels in almost 20 years.

Raw sewage on the streets of Middlemarch.

'Remain patient': Police plea after car roof rescue

Two people got stuck in the Otago floods after ignoring road signs.

Flooding in Middlemarch on Tuesday.

Otago town evacuated due to flooding

Heavy rain and snow has battered Otago and Southland today.


Claims of cheating in Otago Uni medical exam investigated

"This was expressly forbidden as it provides an advantage to be forewarned of the exam content."

Sewage in Middlemarch on Tuesday.

Raw sewage flows through Middlemarch after deluge

"We can't even reach our front door."

The Tairei River at Outram on Tuesday.

Motorists warned to delay travel as severe weather worsens

Heavy rain and snow is expected to continue to batter Otago and Southland on Tuesday.


Police unlawfully detained suicidal man, watchdog rules

Police were trying to ensure his own safety.


Winter white-out: Snow blankets South Island with more predicted

Heavy snow has cancelled flights and closed roads.


The technique that could save Kiwi chopper pilots' lives

5-10 percent of heli deaths come about because of the 'vortex ring state'


Two people trapped after crash in Waihola, Otago

They are seriously injured, an emergency helicopter has been dispatched.

Police say the crash is serious.

One dead after bus and car collide near Kingston

There are multiple injuries.


Police recover bodies of missing divers

The Balclutha men had gone paua diving.


Two Otago men missing after diving for paua

A land and marine search is underway to locate the Balclutha locals.

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