Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern will be the country's new prime minister.

Ardern: 'Honour and privilege'

Jacinda Ardern will become prime minister as the Labour Party regains power after nine years in the cold.

Burnoff out of control

Fire crews are attending a blaze near Te Anau, in Southland.

12 min ago  Fire crews are attending an out-of-control burnoff near Te Anau.

Tania needs new liver

An award-winning science teacher is in urgent need of a second liver transplant.

Woman steals $100k

A Southland woman stole more than $100,000 from her employer because she wanted to start her own business.

Manapouri art on display

Light and dark is the theme of the Manapouri Art Group's 13th labour weekend exhibition.

Woman steals from employer

A Southland woman who ripped off her employer and an organisation she did voluntary work for did it for the "feeling she got", rather than the $30,000 she obtained, a judge has heard.

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Charge dropped over bomb scare video

Dene Barnes appears in the Dunedin District Court.

2:26 PM  A judge has dismissed a charge against a Dunedin noise band musician who sparked a bomb scare in the CBD.

Hunter re-signs with Sharks

James Hunter describes the last six months as a rollercoaster but he has no plans of getting off anytime soon.

Remembering Robert Thomas Pope

Fraudster in court


Charge dropped over bomb scare

A judge has dismissed a charge against a Dunedin noise band musician who sparked a bomb scare in the CBD.


New plan to create affordable homes

Members of the Queenstown Lakes Mayoral Housing Affordability Taskforce presenting their recommendations: chairman John ...

Restrictions could be placed on Airbnb-type short-term rentals for visitors.

Migration dips, tourism up

Kiwis took 2.79m overseas trips in the September year, up 10 per cent.

Annual net migration has taken a dip while tourism continues to grow.

Racing boss turns to golf tourism

Owner of Highlands Motorsport Park and Hampton Downs, Tony Quinn.

Highlands Motorsport Park boss Tony Quinn wants to build a golf course and residential development at the back of his racetrack.

Lolly war rages on

Rainbow Confectionery says Mondelez offered crumbs.

Mondelez says its offer to a New Zealand company to make Jaffas was turned down.

Qtown businesses losses continue

Businesses are making insurance claims for interruptions caused by a burst water main.

Businesses are making insurance claims for ongoing interruptions caused by a burst water main in central Queenstown.


I'm going to start a garden

Hopefully my efforts will soon yield these sorts of results.

OPINION: Every now and then, it's good to have a bit of a project to work on.

A lesson on suspension


OPINION: Employers need to know, and follow, their own rules.

Enough of this nest-feathering politics

Politically speaking, it's a dirty bird.

OPINION: We have a loser.

Letters: Can't we get our skates on?

Hannah Sutton, 10, on the Ice World portable ice rink, on the Gala Street reserve, Invercargill,

OPINION: Letter writers on ice skating in Invercargill, the Winston wait, Queen's Park and priorities.

What have we here?

Colour me happy.

OPINION: Pat Veltkamp Smith strikes gold. Or, strictly speaking, orange . . .


Hunter re-signs with Sharks

James Hunter has re-signed to play for the Southland Sharks in the 2018 NBL.

James Hunter describes the last six months as a rollercoaster but he has no plans of getting off anytime soon.

Too precious to risk

The Precious One has been robbed of a chance to follow in her dam's hoof prints.

Unbeaten filly and genuine 1000 Guineas contender has been ruled out of Group I race due to injury.

Budding tennis aces win teams event

The Southland under-16 tennis team won the Southern Districts Teams Event in Dunedin.

Whole team contributes as Southland tennis team edges rivals at under-16 Southern Districts Teams Event.

Injury crisis for Canty cricket

Canterbury batsman Ken McClure is in doubt for their Plunket Shield opener with concussion.

Plunket Shield champions face further injury issues days out from start of domestic season.

'Once it's gone, it's gone'

Former professional golfer and now course designer Greg Turner is hoping Invercargill can tap into the booming golf ...

Greg Turner says tourism golf in Central Otago is 'off the charts' and wants Invercargill folk to look at that before closing Oreti Sands.


ORC boss loses job

Peter Bodeker's contract as the Otago Regional Council's chief executive will not be renewed.

The Otago Regional Council's chief executive is out of a job after the council decided not to renew his contract.

Mayor cuts ties with 'unlawful' group

Central Otago mayor Tim Cadogan above Clyde.

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan says he has "no choice" but to remove himself from a business group.

17 years and counting

The Cromwell Memorial Hall.

A Central Otago hall project has taken 17 years and cost $478,000 but you wouldn't know it.

No more Brownies for Qtown?

Nadine Molloy, Jasmine Molloy, 10, and Belinda Ricketts fear Queenstown's Brownies will close down if no new leaders ...

Queenstown girl guiding group needs leaders or they will shut down.

JazzFest's community focus

Queentown JazzFest celebrates 40 birthday on Labour Weekend with over 100 jazz musicians performing.

Queenstown JazzFest brings jazz to resort's streets for community during Labour Weekend.

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