Friday, April 28, 2017Dunedin

A French tourist is recovering in Dunedin Public Hospital following a shark attack in the Catlins yesterday.

She was flown to Dunedin in the rescue helicopter in the afternoon. One of the first on the scene was Catlins Surf owner-operator Nick Smart.


Friday, April 28, 2017Dunedin

A car hit speeds of "at least" 160kmh as it weaved among traffic on a Dunedin motorway yesterday with police in pursuit.

The incident ended on the Southern Motorway, near the Green Island off-ramp, in three men being arrested, as motorists passed in the neighbouring lane.


Friday, April 28, 2017Dunedin

Workers from around Dunedin city attended the International Workers Memorial Day service today.

Workers remembered colleagues those who have died in work place accidents in recent years.


Friday, April 28, 2017Oamaru

The Waitaki District Council could have been better prepared for the Easter rainfall in Moeraki, a resident says.

The community-built 400m section of Haven St slumped further in the rain, and was closed by the council for several days over Easter.


Friday, April 28, 2017Invercargill

Latest water quality information on Southland’s rivers, lakes and groundwater shows mixed results


Friday, April 28, 2017Dunedin

Shareholders of New Zealand's biggest egg producer Mainland Poultry, have reached an agreement to sell to Private Equity firm Navis Capital.

While the deal remains subject to Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approval, it is a significant transaction for the countries agricultural and FMCG industry.

Under the agreement founding shareholders of Mainland Poultry will keep a significant shareholding in the business and senior managers will be retained.

The deal was brokered by Mainland's corporate law team at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts.


Thursday, April 27, 2017Dunedin

The support arm of IHC, IDEA, was on strike today nationwide.

Up to 3000 members and those who regularly cover shifts were all on strike for one hour this morning. A meeting was held last night at Caversham Baptist church in Dunedin to discuss proposed changes by IDEA Services.


Thursday, April 27, 2017Invercargill

The family of Invercargill shooting victim Verity McLean, nee Barber, and her husband Ben, who is accused of murdering her, have issued a statement this afternoon.

Spokeswoman Jane Allan said the family of Ben and Verity was ``very shocked'' and ``trying to cope'' as best they could.


Thursday, April 27, 2017Dunedin

A meeting was held at the University of Otago last night around the air climate change mitigation report.

The report was commissioned by GLOBE NZ, with 35 MPs from across the political spectrum taking part. The report looks at New Zealand's transition to a low-carbon economy.


Thursday, April 27, 2017Queenstown

Lake Wakatipu is under threat of being infiltrated with a fast growing aquatic weed.

The weed, Lagarosiphon, has been found growing in some sections of the Kawarau River and is threatening recreational activities such as water-skiing and jet boating.


Thursday, April 27, 2017Dunedin

The Ministry for the Environment has just released a report in to the state of New Zealand's fresh water.

The "Our fresh water 2017 report" identifies more needs to be done to reduce phosphorus, nitrogen and E.coli entering the waterway, in both rural and urban settings.


Thursday, April 27, 2017Invercargill

The Ministry for the Environment has just released a report in to the state of New Zealand's fresh water.

The "Our fresh water 2017 report" identifies more needs to be done to reduce phosphorus, nitrogen and E.coli entering the waterway, in both rural and urban settings.


Thursday, April 27, 2017Oamaru

The Ministry for the Environment has just released a report in to the state of New Zealand's fresh water.

The "Our fresh water 2017 report" identifies more needs to be done to reduce phosphorus, nitrogen and E.coli entering the waterway, in both rural and urban settings.


Thursday, April 27, 2017Queenstown

The Ministry for the Environment has just released a report in to the state of New Zealand's fresh water.

The "Our fresh water 2017 report" identifies more needs to be done to reduce phosphorus, nitrogen and E.coli entering the waterway, in both rural and urban settings.


Thursday, April 27, 2017Dunedin

A young French woman has been flown to Dunedin Hospital after being attacked by a shark in the Catlins this afternoon.

Catlins Surf owner-operator Nick Smart said the woman was body-boarding when she received a moderate-sized bite from a shark about 2.10pm.