Otago

Possible human remains found in burnt-out housebus

Fire at Domain Road property, Lake Hawea At approximately 11:20am Police were called to assist with a fire in a non-mobile house bus used as a dwelling on a rural property on Domain Road, Lake Hawea. Fire and Emergency NZ have put the...... Read More

Fire breaks out in Lake Hawea house bus

A fire broke out in a non-mobile house bus used as a dwelling on a rural property on Domain Road, Lake Hawea. At around 11.20am police were called to put the blaze out and located possible human remains within the dwelling however, this is yet to be...... Read More

Urgent call to residents to conserve water

Hawea Residents are asked to urgently conserve water today as emergency repairs are undertaken to the local water treatment plant. QLDC chief engineer Ulrich Glasner said a critical electrical protection device at the Hawea water treatment plant has...... Read More

Fatal house fire: police to remove bodies

Police hope to today remove the bodies of two people who were killed in a house fire in Dunedin yesterday. Police and Fire and Emergency NZ are today continuing to examine the scene of a fatal fire on Wesley Street. ESR is providing assistance at...... Read More

Man attacked after denouncing racist abuse - police

Police in Wanaka are calling for witnesses to an attack at a local tourist attraction. Detective Alan Lee says three men assaulted an Australian tourist at the Puzzling World maze about 3.30pm on Sunday. Alan says it appeared he intervened after...... Read More

Man assaulted after condemning racist abuse

Wanaka Police are appealing for sightings of black Mazda ute after an assault at Puzzling World on Saturday afternoon. Detective Alan Lee says the assault happened at around 3:30pm. "Three men assaulted an Australian tourist when he intervened...... Read More

Fatal Dunedin house fire

Police are working with Fire and Emergency New Zealand to determine the cause of a fatal house fire in Wesley Street, Dunedin this morning. Emergency services were called to the fire at around 5.20am. "Tragically, we found two occupants deceased...... Read More

Vitamin D deficiency concerning - study

New Zealand women and their babies are at greater risk of vitamin D deficiency and current health guidelines fall short of curbing this detrimental trend, new University of Otago research shows. The study, the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere,...... Read More

Two dead in Dunedin house fire

Two people are dead following a house fire in South Dunedin early this morning. Fire and Emergency says it got a call about a two-storey house well ablaze in Wesley Street at about 5.15am. Officers arriving could see the glow of the fire in the...... Read More

Dunedin resthome evacuated after fire

A Dunedin resthome has been evacuated after a fire started in a bedroom. Fire and Emergency were called to the Woodhaugh Rest Home at 2.20pm. Five trucks and their crew are battling the blaze. A fire investigator has been notified. ... Read More