Otago

Two rescued after riding rapids on air mattress

Queenstown's Harbourmaster says people who need rescuing because of "their own stupidity'' should have to foot the bill. His comments followed the rescue of two men who got caught in rapids after heading out on the Kawarau River on...... Read More

Truckies help police nab driver after slow chase through city

Truck drivers intervened to help bring an end to a low-speed police chase in Dunedin early this morning. The chase started after the man refused to stop for officers about 2.40am. For more than 30 minutes the motorist led the police on a slow, meandering...... Read More

Queenstown turns it on again

Central Otago was again on song on Saturday, when the annual nationwide Summer Concert Tour kicked off in Queenstown with international music artists, Supertramps’s Roger Hodgson, James Reyne and Mark Seymour formerly of Australian Crawls and...... Read More

Two lucky Strike players win $150,000

Two lucky Strike players will be popping the champagne after each winning $150,000 with Strike Four in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at Paper Plus Hamilton in Hamilton and Mosgiel New World in Mosgiel. Powerball was not...... Read More

Spike in car break-ins

A spike in the number of thefts from car break-ins is prompting police to issue a warning to the public. In a post on the Waikato Police Facebook page, police says they have been alerted to a recent spike in thefts from car break-ins as well as stolen...... Read More

Heavy rain forecast South Island areas

Heavy rain is being forecast for Fiordland, Westland and the headwaters of Otago Lakes and Rivers. Severe gales for parts of the South Island are also being predicted for the area, with the MetService issuing a severe weather watch for the region. "An...... Read More

Tyres to smoke for a Sunday drifting battle

Carl Thompson has taken out his first ever Panhead Custom Ales Pole Position for Round 1 of the D1NZ Drifting Championship in Tauranga. Micheal Thorley has also topped the scores in the Turbosmart Pro-Sport Drift Series in the qualifying rounds at...... Read More