After lengthy secret negotiations, the Department of Conservation yesterday announced the Nature Heritage Fund had spent $935,000 on 164ha of Contact Energy land.
Luggate resident Lewis Verduyn-Cassels is feeling the pressure of raising $300,000 by October 21 to purchase 0.4ha of land near the town's red bridge from Contact Energy.
There is a major shortage of truck drivers throughout Southland, sparking a worldwide search to find more.
A Dunedin lawyer has been suspended for a dishonesty conviction against her almost eight years ago.
Police officer found guilty of racially abusing taxi driver is discharged without a conviction.
Demolition worker pleads not guilty to murder charge after death of a man in a Dunedin bar.
Lambs and daffodils? It must be spring.
When Reg and Win Small marked their 65th wedding anniversary this time last year, the celebrations in Central Southland went on for four days, generations of family and friends from all over returning to their home base in Winton.
One person has died in a house fire near Waitoa, in the Waikato.
The death toll from Japan's volcanic eruption rose to 48 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered.
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