Residents of Richmond St in Dunedin sandbag their homes.

Dunedin hit by deluge video

5:59 PM  Residents at a Dunedin rest home had to be evacuated after heavy rain flooded the city.

Dairy prices plunge

A screenshot from the GlobalDairyTrade auction website shows recent trends and the latest drop in dairy prices.

Prices continue their downward spiral in another weak GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Wind not wanted for farm - yet

Windy weather is usually just what you want on a wind farm, but not while assembling it.

Dogs escape death penalty

Dogs that attacked a three-year-old boy in Queenstown have escaped the death penalty.

Farmers win ewe hogget award

It's official. Bevan and Wendy Hopcroft's ewe hoggets are the best in the country.

Council attacks air plan

GDC has attacked Environment Southland for lumping Invercargill and Gore airsheds together.

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News

Students ride flood rapids video

Kayakers negotiate flood waters on Leith stream at Otago University during flooding in Dunedin on Wednesday.

5:53 PM  Some students might have seen it as a rising, potentially dangerous, torrent of water overwhelming their backyard. Joe Hughes and his friends saw an opportunity.

Sightings reported of missing pair

5:53 PM  Police are still receiving reports of sightings of missing boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge and his estranged stepfather John Beckenridge.

Floods close Roxburgh-Ettrick highway, heavy rain hits Clutha

Queenstown housing proposals proceed - no go for Arrowtown

Opinion

We need better drug-driving test regime

Testing times

We're identifying too few drugged-up drivers on the roads and too many on mortuary slabs.

Saturday morning rituals important

Creating Saturday morning memories is important, writes Mark Hotton.

Gwynne Dyer.

War in the South China Sea?

If China keeps acting as if its claims are universally accepted, then there really could be a war.

Business

Dairy hub approved

Southern Dairy Development Trust chair Matthew Richards, Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie and dairy farmer Greg Herbert discuss the Southland Dairy Hub proposal at Herbert's Mokotua farm.

A proposal to build a $26.5m research and innovation hub in Southland has been given the green light.

Taxing things is the answer!

Using taxation to solve problems can be the equivalent of trying to steer the Titanic with a set of row boat oars, writes Craig Macalister.

Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley.

Council CEO's interest probed

Issues of trust and confidence raised over Queenstown council CEO's involvement in affordable housing proposal.

Sport

Booster to race at Forbury Park

Owner Art Shirley and trainer-driver Nathan Williamson in discussion.

Booster will return to a claiming race at Forbury Park on Thursday night in a change of plan.

What a Star

The progeny of broodmare I'm A Star have all earned stake money this season.

Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll in action during the last Lions Tour to New Zealand in 2005

Lions to bypass Invercargill and Nelson

Invercargill and Nelson won’t host matches against the touring British and Irish Lions in 2017.

Culture

From Watchdog to glam rocker

Watchdog circa 1972. From left, Tony Bennett, Michael Scheele, Bob Ogilvie and Tom Svehla.

Mike Scheele's great rock and roll moment didn't exactly shock the nation, but it got the pearl-encrusted matrons of Fendalton in a righteous tizzy.

Cummings takes Gold Guitars title gallery

Otago school music teacher Kelvin Cummings has won the 2015 NZ Gold Guitar Awards.

Craig Allott, of Invercargill, won this year's 40+ in the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards in Gore at the weekend.

Allott wins at guitar awards gallery

Invercargill muso Craig Allott did not think a win was on the cards at the NZ Gold Guitar Awards.

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