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Long recovery for climber

An Otago outdoorsman faces a long recovery from a serious neck injury sustained in a fall near Milford Sound.

Sleepout destroyed by fire

French holidaymakers tried in vain to save a few of their belongings from a blazing sleep-out in Dunedin.

Well-known nurseryman dies

'He always had a joke with the customers'

Raymond "Poppy" Diack from Diack's Nurseries was known for his humility and positive nature.

Battle for our Birds 'a success'

The Department of Conservation is lauding the success of its Fiordland pest control campaign.

A fire a day in Wanaka

'Can you remind everyone of the danger?'

Wanaka Fire Brigade has attended 21 fire calls this month - one a day - and has reminded people to be aware of the high danger.

Missing man found safe

Police have located Shaun Ramsay Carson who had been missing from Balclutha since Monday.

Man with amputated arm "remarkable"

A man who had part of his arm amputated is more concerned with how his workmates are coping following the incident, than feeling sorry for himself, his boss says.

Search called off for surfers

Two surfers swept out to sea from the Dunedin coast are believed to have been picked up by a boat.

Piping community rallies for Ali

Couple lose nearly everything in fire

The international bagpiping community is rallying behind an Invercargill couple after most of their home was destroyed in a house fire.

Books too good to return?

Invercargill readers just can't get enough of crime novels which are flying off the shelves.

Woman burnt at service station

A woman has been taken to Dunedin Public Hospital with serious burns after an incident at a petrol station.

He was not 'fine to drive'

Driver who crashed, killing himself and two others, was almost three times over the legal alcohol limit.

Police name drowned tourist

Police release name of Taiwanese woman who drowned in a Central Otago lake last week.

Group 'fosters anti-cyclist views'

A New Zealand Facebook page is carrying posts that incite members to "mow" down cyclists, a Dunedin cycling mum says.

Seatbelt could have saved woman's life

Israeli tourist killed in car crash could have survived had she worn a seatbelt, coroner finds.

Man runs over own foot

A man has run over his own foot while reversing out of his driveway in Queenstown.

The sound of summer in Bluff

The Sea side, music, family and friend what a way to celebrate summer.

Revving for Crank Up

'A big part of life for us'

Edendale man David Clark is just mad about machines.

Alleged death threat

A 21-year-old farm worker has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill a property owner and police.

Man drowns at Bluff

A 42-year old man has drowned in the sea at Bluff.

Farm worker loses part of arm

21-year-old man got his arm stuck in a hay-making machine on a farm near Dipton.

Police patrol boozed beat

Some Queenstown residents tried to beat the heat with a cold brew or two, but ended up in hot water with police who had to deal with a rash of offending this weekend.

Tourist drowns at Lake Dunstan

The body of a swimmer was retrieved from Lake Dunstan at the weekend, but the 26-year-old woman's name is not yet publicly available.

Fires keep crews busy

Vegetation fires have continued to occupy district brigades during intensely hot and dry conditions.

Injured dog missing

Police are seeking the owners of a chocolate labrador dog, reportedly struck by a car near the rodeo grounds at Albert Town.

Truckie failed to stop

Police are seeking more information about a truck that skittled a female cyclist on State Highway 8A on Saturday afternoon and did not stop to offer help.

Man falls on rocks

A 32-year-old man is in a critical condition after falling down a cliff on the Pisa range this morning.

House fire in Otatara

Firefighters are battling a house fire in Otatara, near Invercargill.

Thrill and adrenaline

Why so many race driver keep coming back to Teretonga Park, where thousands will gather this weekend.

Polly's plight goes global

The 8-month-old Staffordshire cross is recovering in a fetching pair of pink and white pants.

ICC might not prosecute dog owners

The owners of a dog that attacked a courier driver may not face charges.

Award for dying woman

Ex-editor recognised by Lions Clubs

Terminally ill woman Gail Palmer has been honoured for her service to the community.

Five Southlanders selected for band

Tomorrow the five young musicians fly to Blenhiem to train for the National Youth Brass Band.

Water quality meetings next week

The public will get to weigh in on water, the council's "number one priority".

Council fights for Blackmount

Southland District Council mayor Gary Tong has been lobbying the government to help the Blackmount community retain vital buildings.

Cy on earthquake strengthening role

Community funders could play a role in earthquake-strengthening prominent Invercargill buildings.

River not safe for swimming

It is still safe to fish in the Waikaia River – just don't drink the water or bring your dog.

'Southern hospitality is alive'

Pair craving twice-a-day tooth brushing after spending the last 103 days walking the length of NZ.

Warm forecast prompts fire warning

The Southern Rural Fire Authority is warning people to be aware of fire dangers.

Book explores Edendale's history

A new community history book will have something for all Edendale residents, new and old, its author promises.

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