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A driver had to be pulled from their vehicle.

One dead in house-moving truck crash

Fire crews had to pull the driver from their vehicle, who later died.

The building of the new hospital in Queenstown is set to commence next year.

New hospital announced for NZ's tourist capital Queenstown

Construction will get underway next year.

Kaysha Brownlie has the latest developments.

Massive blaze devastates land near Queenstown

The fire engulfed 200 hectares of land.

WeatherWatch tracks the cold blast moving in nationwide for Wednesday and Thursday.

Auckland slammed by strong gales, South Island blanketed in snow

Looks like spring may be on hold.

There have been more than 1300 cases of measles so far this year.

Measles scare prompts Wellington school to warn students to stay home

The school has confirmed a year 12 pupil has been diagnosed with the disease.

There's plenty of variety in Queenstown.

When and where to go on a snow trip to Queenstown

There are tons of mountains, but not all are made equal.

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.

Dr Emma Best says work is being done to find new ways of delivering the MMR vaccine.

Five ski instructors diagnosed with measles, all NZSki staff to be vaccinated

People who have been at the Remarkables ski field in the past two weeks are at risk.

Watch: 'Doctors didn't think I was going to survive': Former measles sufferer's chilling warning

Fourth case of measles confirmed in Queenstown

There are concerns others could have been infected.

A pellet gun.

Man hospitalised after asking mate to shoot him with pellet gun

He wanted to "see how much it would hurt".


Queenstown street fight puts two in hospital

Two injured people found on different streets are believed to have been in the same brawl.

The quake struck on Monday night.

Strong earthquake strikes South Island

Kiwis from across New Zealand have reported feeling it.

A view from a commercial flight, flying over the Southern Alps of New Zealand. The Photo was taken onboard a flight from Auckland to Queenstown.

Rescuers on standby after Remarkables avalanche

Police were alerted to the avalanche at 1:45pm.

It was a foggy morning on Wednesday.

It's heating up: Large temperature rises, little rain for end of July

Those in the South Island will benefit the most.

NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 25:  Generic Rugby Image. Close up picture of an All Black jersey.  (Photo by Ross Land/Getty Images)

Former All Black injured in suspected hit-and-run

His daughter says it's thought he was hit while taking out the rubbish bins.


Get spooning in this Queenstown ice cream-themed hotel room

Who says ice cream is just for summer?

Lake Wakatipu.

Body found in Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu

Police believe it is Southland man Matthew Duncan, who disappeared a week ago.

Nevatt has a breath-holding best time of almost eight minutes.

Champion Kiwi freediver makes the big screen at Mountain Film Festival

Kathryn Nevatt has a breath-holding best time of almost eight minutes.


Family crushed by 15-metre tree in Queenstown still traumatised

"I'm still having sleepless nights and having nightmares."

The men were in possession of cannabis plants, MDMA and firearms.

Police seize $17k of MDMA in Queenstown raid

Queenstown has been hit by an increase in gang activity and methamphetamine.