Otago

Council awards $17.5M contracts

Clutha District Council has awarded its roading maintenance contract (worth $17.5m) to SouthRoads Ltd. SouthRoads Ltd has successfully held the roading maintenance contract in the past, although has not had it for the past six years. Council operates...... Read More

Ice and fog warning in Otago

Motorists are being urged to take care on Otago roads as ice and low fog is causing some dangerous driving conditions. There is ice and low fog in the Outram and Taieri areas, says a statement from police. "Lower your speed, increase your...... Read More

Rock stacks unsafe

As lake levels remain low, more rock stacks, a popular feature of scenic photo opportunities, are appearing on its shore and lake users have warned of potential dangers. The building of rock stacks has long been popular practice for picturesque...... Read More

Police hunt for dangerous man

Dunedin Police have launched a public appeal after a man they consider to be dangerous escaped from a psychiatric unit. The authorities are urgently seeking information on the whereabouts of Vincent Clayton, who had been detained at Wakari...... Read More

Wallaby warning as numbers rise

  Farmers and landowners are being warned of the the threat posed by wallabies to Central Otago after sightings of the pest in Lake Hawea and Cromwell. The Otago Regional Council (ORC) held two meetings in Tarras and Ranfurly last week to outline...... Read More

Man’s disappearance out of character

Southern District Police are seeking sightings of 34-year-old Rory Phimister. Rory has not been seen since this afternoon and his disappearance is out of character, says police. "He was last seen in Hampden wearing a grey t shirt, blue jeans...... Read More

Wanaka stands up against bullying

Wanaka’s schools will erupt into colour today to recognise Pink Shirt Day, the final day of New Zealand’s Bullying Free Week. Hawea Flat School and Mount Aspiring College (MAC) will turn pink, with students encouraged to dress in pink and...... Read More

Man killed in Dunedin crash named

Southern District Police have identified the man killed in a two-vehicle crash in Dunedin on Tuesday. He was 27-year-old Mosgiel man, Richard Gordon Harley. The crash happened on Saddle Hill Road at around 11:30am on May 23rd. A spokesperson said:...... Read More

Pop-Up Restaurant Returns To Wanaka

Snow is in the forecast for this coming week, the town is beginning to fill up with shredders and, to coin a now all-too familiar phrase, winter is coming. With the change of season now very much on the mind, we are very excited to announce that Rippon...... Read More

Police seek witnesses after fatal crash

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a crash in Dunedin this morning that left one person dead at the scene. The incident occurred on State Highway 1 in the northbound lane of the Southern motorway, between the Mosgiel...... Read More