Otago

Body recovered from water in Queenstown

The Police National Dive Squad has recovered a body from Frankton Marina, around 12.30 this afternoon. Formal identification is underway, however the body is thought to be that of 63-year-old Queenstown man Alan Wilson, who was last heard from on...... Read More

Body found in search for missing Queenstown man

Police searching for 63-year-old Queenstown man Alan Wilson have located what is believed to be a body under his boat at Frankton Marina at approximately 8pm. It was located using underwater camera gear. The Police National Dive Squad will be arriving...... Read More

Police appeal for sightings of missing Queenstown man

Police are appealing for information on missing 63-year-old Queenstown man Alan Wilson who hasn’t been seen since around 2:30pm yesterday. Alan rang a friend in good spirits while he was working on his boat at the Frankton Marina around 7:45pm...... Read More

Helicopter removed from site of fatal crash

The helicopter that crashed in Wanaka, killing three men, has been removed from the scene of the incident. Scott Theobold, 59, of Twizel, Department of Conservation ranger Paul 'Hondy' Hondelink, 63, and pilot Nick Wallis, 38, died when the...... Read More

”We have lost so much” - DOC

A blessing has been held at the scene of Thursday morning’s fatal helicopter crash with family, friends, colleagues, community leaders and emergency services present. Pilot Nick Wallis, 38, DOC senior ranger Paul Hondelink, 63, and DOC biodiversity...... Read More

Electricity hikes loom as Aurora addresses fixes

Historical under-investment in Aurora Energy's lines network is set to hit consumers in the pocket from 2021. The Dunedin City Council-owned electrical lines company revealed its 10-year plan to spend about $750 million to provide a safe and reliable...... Read More

DOC rallying following fatal Wanaka crash

The Department of Conservation is rallying around family and colleagues of the staff who died in a helicopter crash this morning in Wanaka. The helicopter, with two DOC staff on board, was on its way to undertake tahr control in the Haast area when...... Read More

School name has ’huge effect psychologically’

A bid to change a Dunedin school's name is gaining traction following accusations its namesake covered up sex abuse. Kavanagh College is named after the late Bishop John Kavanagh. There has been growing pressure for a name change after revelations...... Read More

Three killed in helicopter crash near Wanaka Airport

Department of Conservation (DOC) staff were on board a helicopter that crashed near Wanaka this morning. The helicopter crashed shortly after take-off, killing the pilot and two DOC staff on board. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has confirmed that Department...... Read More