Dunedin & Otago

A photo taken in Dunedin, New Zealand, with an old church.

Hottest day on record reached in Dunedin as mercury hits 35C

The temperature was recorded at the airport.

Driver wanted after cyclist struck in Dunedin

The incident played out in the city on Sunday.

Injured yellow eyed penguins.

Dunedin wildlife hospital admits first patients

The hospital for South Island's native wildlife has been flat out since opening yesterday.

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Residents are quickly adapting to the hottest spell since records began.

Southlanders warned to be sunsmart as heatwave scorches region

Residents are quickly adapting to the hottest spell since records began.

A trailer full of sheep was left on the state highway near the town of Milton for up to an hour, an on-looker told 1 NEWS.

Trailer full of sheep reportedly left in sweltering Otago sun for nearly an hour

A photo posted to a vegan Facebook page shows the trailer sitting without a truck as temperatures hit 31 degrees.

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NZONE said it was launching an internal review after the accident, which left an American tourist dead.

Queenstown skydive company reopens after fatal accident

After a tandem skydive went tragically wrong, NZONE has reopened, saying it's business as usual

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The lake is too deep, up to 400m, for a dive-only search and so police are using sonar equipment to find Tyler Nii's body.

Video: Police set up sonar equipment at Lake Wakatipu in recovery of drowned US skydiver

The public have been asked to stay away, as the police dive squad look for 27-year-old Tyler Nii's body.

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The violent conflict has led to more refugees coming to New Zealand, and Dunedin was made a resettlement centre 18 months ago.

Hundreds of Syrians getting to grips with their new lives in Dunedin

The violent conflict has led to more refugees coming to New Zealand.

A severe thunderstorm hit Dunedin bringing a torrent hail and rain – right in the middle of summer.

From fine spells to severe rain - Weekend weather a mixed bag for New Zealand

A severe weather warning has been issued for Nelson and central and southern parts of the North Island.

The fossil dig site at St Bathans, New Zealand, where the holotype of Vulcanops was found.

Giant burrowing bat fossils unearthed in Central Otago

The remains, which are millions of years old, were found by a team of international scientists.

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The other man was rescued after the accident in Central Otago today.

Search for missing tandem skydiver on Lake Wakatipu suspended

The other skydiver has been recovered from the water and taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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The 38 children got a ride in some of the fastest cars in New Zealand.

South Island kids with cancer are creating special memories at unique summer camp

Camp Quality's summer camp sees the kids swapping the hospital for race car tracks.

An unknown person has been broadcasting N.W.A's 'F*** tha Police' rap song over official Police frequencies.

Rap song 'F*** tha Police' broadcast over Dunedin police radio frequency

There were also reports last year in the area of someone broadcasting abuse over police frequencies in the North Island, as well as simulating the sound of a pig.

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Jorge Eduardo Riquelme Cruz has been charged with disregard for the safety of a transport facility.

Tourist appears in court after drone flight grounded helicopters fighting Wanaka fire

The 33-year-old is charged with disregard for the safety of a transport facility.

Otago penguin makes world-first recovery from ground-breaking surgery

He faced an uncertain future after severing a tendon.

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Person seriously injured after car collides with a tree in Dunedin

Emergency services rushed to the scene on Princes Street at 4.10am.

Farm stock shot and killed on several Otago properties

A cow and five sheep were shot, with some killed and others wounded, police are investigating.

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Firefighters used eight helicopters and dozens of trucks to dump water on the fire which started yesterday.

Fire crews work to dampen scrub fire hot spots on Wanaka's Mt Roy

Conditions are such that it's likely fire crews will continue working into tomorrow.

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Firefighters used eight helicopters and dozens of trucks to dump water on the fire which started yesterday.

Massive blaze near Wanaka under control but still not out

The fire has been burning in grass and scrub on steep slopes on the western side of Lake Wanaka since yesterday afternoon.

Watch: Thick black smoke billows from tour bus as flames render it a skeleton in Otago

None of the 48 passengers were injured, but valuables including passports went up in flames.

Auckland, New Zealand - January 11, 2014: New Homes on January 11, 2014. House prices are booming around New Zealand - with the average price of an Auckland city home rocketing to $735,692.

House prices at an all-time high, listings at a record low

Statistics suggest most regions' number of house listings for December have dropped compared to 2016.

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with car near Dunedin

Police are appealing for witnesses to yesterday's accident to come forward.

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The historic  homestead near Queenstown was built during the gold rush in 1879.

Couple come forward to police after blaze destroys historic homestead

The new year fire destroyed the historic Mt Aurum Homestead at Skippers Canyon.

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Teens write essays in police station to avoid paying Wanaka New Year's Eve liquour ban fines

"We are not there to humiliate or judge them. We just want them to come away from New Year having done some thinking."

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It's been part of our summer for 15 years but it hasn't always been smooth sailing for the music event.

Festival-goers bringing in the New Year at Wanaka's Rhythm and Alps festival

The festival director said the hot-spot location has been "fantastic" for Central Otago.

Dunedin crash leaves four injured, one seriously

St John reported the crash happened at 3.46pm.

Beautiful orange umbrella and chair on the white sand beach

The Christmas Day weather forecast: Hot temperatures set to hit

It's looking good, except for a few parts set for rain.

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Wilding Pines are expensive and exhausting to remove, and are a major threat to NZ's eco-system.

'It's a big win' – creative Queenstown business sells pest as Christmas trees

Wilding Pines are expensive and exhausting to remove, and are a major threat to NZ's eco-system.

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