Otago

Marine mammal tours begin in Otago Harbour

Forest and Bird have welcomed applications for small tour groups to view marine mammals around the Otago Harbour and peninsula. Three applications have been lodged with the Department of Conservation (DOC) to view marine mammals around the Otago Harbour...... Read More

Information sought following Dunedin assault

Dunedin Police are appealing to the public for any information on an assault that happened in the city. The assault happened early on Sunday August 19 and is understood that a male approached a young women. It is understood that he approached her...... Read More

Central Otago $22.3m Lotto winner claims prize

The winner of the South Island's biggest ever Lotto prize has come forward. The Central Otago player, who bought their ticket online for Wednesday night's draw, has claimed the $22.3 million win. The prize is made up of $22 million from Lotto's...... Read More

Lotto player scoops $22 million Powerball prize

A lucky Powerball player will be living the dream after winning $22.3 million with Powerball First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning ticket was sold on MyLotto to a player from Central Otago. The total prize is made up of $22 million...... Read More

Queenstown’s mayor taken to court by liquidators

Queenstown's mayor is being taken to court by liquidators for a building company. Ernst and Young's Rhys Cain and Rees Logan have filed legal proceedings against Jim Boult and Stonewood Homes' director Brent Mettrick in the Christchurch...... Read More

Arrests following attempted kidnapping in Dunedin

Two people have been arrested following an attempted kidnapping in North Dunedin yesterday. A 29-year-old male and a 29-year-old female were arrested this morning in relation to the incident. "Both parties are due to appear in the Dunedin District...... Read More

Man jailed for assault, posting ’revenge porn’

A woman whose partner posted ''revenge porn'' on her Facebook page days after giving her a vicious hiding, says she loves him and wants to continue their relationship. ''She's made her mind up. She's an adult and she's...... Read More

Internationals v locals at banked slalom

Olympian Chris Corning is lining up to take on a field of kiwi snowboarders in the 2018 Treble Cone Banked Slalom this weekend. Chris has made a name for himself in both slopestyle and big air with two World Championships and World Cup titles under...... Read More

Bar manager escapes jail time after ’vigilante attack’

A woman who slashed a man's hand open in a vigilante attack has avoided prison because of her lifetime of community service. Jeannine Heather Falloon, 53, a bar manager of Outram, came before the Dunedin District Court yesterday on a charge of...... Read More