Dunedin & Otago

Body recovered from canal confirmed to be missing Twizel man

It is believed David Allan Fountain's car entered the canal following a single vehicle crash.

Truck and school bus collide near Dunedin

Police say there are reports of minor injuries.

01:48
Locals say the closure will have a crippling effect on the Dunedin economy.

Cadbury World to get $7 million injection to ensure it remains top Dunedin tourist attraction

The expansion will create 50 full-time jobs owners Mondelez International said.

00:20
Bill English was ushered out of the hospital following his announcement that $1billion will be spent on the complete rebuild of Dunedin hospital.

Protesters demanding equal pay force PM to leave Dunedin Hospital after storming building

It comes after the PM announced over $1 billion to be spent on the hospital.

01:58
More than 2500 homes and businesses remain on a boil water notice, including the popular brewery.

Dunedin's boil water notice lifted but taps must be flushed before drinking the water

The boil water notice has been in force since Tuesday morning in central and North Dunedin.

02:02
Breakfast's Matty has the latest weather forecast.

Stay dry! Heavy rain expected in South Island, strong winds set to hit Wellington

Thunderstorms are also expected for the lower North Island today.

03:32
Locals have been told not to drink from the town's supply for fear it could be contaminated.

Dunedin boil water notice to continue for at least three days

Three days of tests must all come back clear of bacteria before the tap water warning is lifted.

01:51
Twenty-four people have died on Otago and Southland roads this year, making it the worst toll at this time of year in two decades.

'Twenty-four people that aren't going to go home to the families' - mounting horror at road toll in deep south

Queenstown cops are despairing at careless driving on their treacherous mountain roads.

00:53
Residents have been told to boil water after untreated water entered the public supply.

'It's kinda crazy' - Dunedin residents fill up from tankers after drinking water scare

The boil water notice was issued after 'raw' (untreated) water from the Ross Creek reservoir.

00:15
Flights at the airport were briefly halted after the crash took place.

Watch: Emergency services attend the scene of light plane crash at Queenstown Airport

The Civil Aviation Authority has been notified of the accident that happened on take off.

Dunedin author wins Margaret Mahy Book of the Year award with Lewis Carroll inspired work

David Elliot is the recipient of the award for children and young adult literature.

01:47
The partnership between Otago Correctional Facility and Conservation Department is proving mutually beneficial.

Otago prisoners help DOC save native birds

The partnership between Otago Correctional Facility and Conservation Department is proving mutually beneficial.

One dead after car hits tree in Alexandra

Two others were injured in the Central Otago crash.

00:16
Hayley Lilly Ellis entered a guilty plea in the Alexandra District Court.

Otago woman pleads guilty to selling drugs to 14-year-old girl

Hayley Lilly Ellis, 26 appeared in the Alexandra District Court today.

02:12
Patients say they are suffering in pain while being mucked around by the Southern District Health Board.

Watch: 'It's run by monkeys' - patients losing patience over Dunedin Hospital waiting lists

Patients say they're suffering in pain while being mucked around by the Southern DHB.

01:43
Ruth Ratcliffe teaches prisoners how to act, helping equip them for a life on the outside.

British TV actress shares her love of drama with inmates at an Otago corrections facility

Ruth Ratcliffe teaches prisoners how to act, helping equip them for a life on the outside.

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Emergency services were called to Vogel Street about 10am.

Rolled truck in Dunedin damages multiple cars in CBD

Emergency services were called to Vogel Street about 10am.

Police emergency scene

Six vehicle crash in Central Otago causes delays

The crash happened in the Roaring Meg area of the Kawarau Gorge near Cromwell.

04:25
Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy has been in the city assessing the damage first hand.

Evacuated Dunedin residents still not allowed home after wild storm causes slips

About 130 properties were vacated after torrential rain hit.

00:50
Aerial footage taken by Dunedin resident Paul Langley on a flight from Christchurch to Dunedin shows the extent of flooding in the region.

South Island delgue misses critically low southern hydro lakes

Genesis Energy said its southern lake storage was at 51 per cent of average levels.

02:50
While the worst of the disaster is over, it will take some Dunedin residents a while for life to return to normal.

State of emergency lifted in Dunedin but Mayor says 'it may be a week, in some areas, before the water has drained away'

Christchurch remains in a State of Emergency which will be reassessed at high tide tonight.

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Andy Higgs says they stayed home at their Outram farm near Dunedin despite a personal visit from Civil Defence to evacuate.

'Civil Defence knocked on the door' – Dunedin family brushes off early morning evacuation call

Andy Higgs says they stayed home at their Outram farm near Dunedin despite a personal visit from Civil Defence to evacuate.

Watch: 'Absolute scenes!' Quiet Leith River turns into raging torrent as flooding hits Dunedin

The river on University of Otago campus is up and over campus steps this morning.

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Aerial footage taken by Dunedin resident Paul Langley on a flight from Christchurch to Dunedin shows the extent of flooding in the region.

Aerial footage shows murky flood waters turning Dunedin into a 'vast ocean of water'

Dunedin resident Paul Langley captured the extent of the weather bomb in the area.

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