Evacuations in record falls video

Water rushes under the Leith Footbridge, in Dunedin, about 11pm on Friday.

2:50 AM  100 homes evacuated in the early hours as river levels continue to rise "significantly" amid states of emergency.

Heavy rains, flooding in photos

Police officers push a car stuck in flood waters on State Highway 2, near Timaru.

Roads have turned into rivers as a huge winter storm moves down the South Island. 

Highlanders to get tricky

Saturday night's quarterfinal could be Highlanders coach Tony Brown's last game in New Zealand before leaving for Japan.

Winning road playoff games isn't foreign to the Highlanders, and they tend to do it with surprises.

Dunedin Sound's champion remembered

Dunedin music legend Roy Colbert (pictured in 2010) has died.

Record store owner, writer, raconteur - Roy Colbert was synonymous with music in the south.

Storm brings avalanche risk

Mt Hutt manager James Urquhart said 30 centimetres of fresh powder had fallen since midnight.

Trampers, hunters and skiers are warned to steer clear of Canterbury's back country because of avalanche risk.

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