2:50 AM 100 homes evacuated in the early hours as river levels continue to rise "significantly" amid states of emergency.
Roads have turned into rivers as a huge winter storm moves down the South Island.
Winning road playoff games isn't foreign to the Highlanders, and they tend to do it with surprises.
Record store owner, writer, raconteur - Roy Colbert was synonymous with music in the south.
Trampers, hunters and skiers are warned to steer clear of Canterbury's back country because of avalanche risk.