Farmer feels vindicated in battle with Defence Force

A former Marlborough farmer says the least he might expect is an apology from the government if it is found he was right about groundwater poisoning. Gordon Appleton lost a legal battle with the government in the 1990s over allegations his groundwater...... Read More

Heavy rain for South Island with more to come

Low pressure sitting off of the western coast of the South Island continues to bring wet weather across the area. MetService meteorologist John Law says not only is the western side of the island being hammered with rain but this is also spreading...... Read More

Wairarapa is NZ’s ‘luckiest’ region for 2017

Renowned for its vineyards and outstanding hospitality, the Wairarapa has made it onto the map for another reason today after topping the table as New Zealand’s ‘luckiest’ region for Lotto winning in 2017. With an estimated population...... Read More

Gastroenteritis outbreak in Marlborough

Eight patients at Wairau Hospital are currently in isolation with gastroenteritis and up to 10 hospital staff members have been affected. Hospital Operations Manager and Assistant Director of Nursing Joyce Forsyth says that robust infection prevention...... Read More

Body recovered off Titi Island

A body has been discovered by the police dive squad near Titi Island, Marlborough Sounds. A formal identification process is yet to be completed but police believe it to be a 25-year-old man who went missing in the area yesterday. "The man was...... Read More

Police dive squad called into to help with search

The Police Dive Squad is now searching the Marlborough Sounds near Titi Island where a missing free diver was last seen yesterday. The Police Maritime Unit has also completed a shoreline search around Titi Island, says Senior Sergeant Peter Payne. "Weather...... Read More

Search for missing diver continues

The search for the diver missing in the Marlborough Sounds will recommence this morning. Teams currently working through their plans for the day, says police. "The Police Maritime Unit is heading across from Wellington with the Police Dive Squad...... Read More

South Island travellers urged to plan ahead

If you’re travelling between Picton and Christchurch over the next week the NZ Transport Agency advises you to check real-time travel information at least two hours before you travel. NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Tresca Forrester says that...... Read More

Queenstown man named after body found

A body recovered from the water earlier today near Golden Bay has been identified by Police. He was 49-year-old Mark Noel Salmons, from Queenstown. A police media spokesperson says emergency services received a number of calls just before 3pm today...... Read More

Six injured in crash near Timaru

Six people have sustained injuries after a two-car crash in the Timaru area, earlier this morning. A police media spokesperson says police and emergency services were called to the intersection of State Highway 1 and Orari Station Road...... Read More