Otago

One person killed in crash in Gore

UPDATED: Police can confirm one person has died following a crash on Old Coach Road, Otaraia, Gore, this morning. Police were called to the crash, involving two cars, at 11am. The Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene. EARLIER: One person has...... Read More

Tourist warned over drone use

Haast Senior Constable Paul Gurney has advised the public to call 111 if a drone is sighted operating near an airport after a tourist flew a drone over a hangar. On Monday, helicopter operators at Fox Glacier spotted a drone flying over a hangar...... Read More

Fatal crash in Central Otago

One person has died following a fatal crash in Ranfurly, Central Otago overnight. The single vehicle crash happened shortly after 12.30am on Kyeburn Diggins Road. A police spokesperson says a second person received minor injuries in the crash. "Police...... Read More

Ministry of Health releases Dunedin hospital rebuild plans

Major infrastructure changes may be afoot in Dunedin as the Ministry of Health unveils the masterplan for the city's hospital rebuild. The ministry released the 80-page document to the public this afternoon. Last month, the Southern Partnership...... Read More

Trees drilled and poisoned in Otago road reserve

The NZ Transport Agency says three large, established eucalyptus trees were intentionally drilled and poisoned in an Otago road reserve. The trees died in the Kinmont road reserve near Mosgiel to the south of Dunedin. Transport Agency coastal maintenance...... Read More

Murray claims gold in Canada

Wanaka’s Craig Murray has claimed gold at the second stop of the 2019 Freeride World Tour in British Columbia, Canada. Murray said after the race, “It was a super cold day here, close to -30 in the morning but the sun came out and...... Read More

Grabbing car, cash, photos and running from fire

Roger Harman wanted to stay a while, but his wife Linda had the final word. Shortly before 9pm, Roger and his neighbours were standing at the bottom of their street, Redwood Valley Road. Most of the residents had been evacuated, and the long...... Read More

Tomahawk wielding man sought

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who confronted staff and patrons with a tomahawk outside a Haast bar in the early hours of Saturday morning. Haast Police Senior Constable Paul Gurney says  the man also threw...... Read More