Southland District Council says the $5 fee is not enough to maintain the island's infrastructure.
Samson is back to his cheeky self after he was badly injured during a bird survey.
The vines are burned to produce a unique form of charcoal called biochar.
The stunning new playground went up in cost, but will delight the young and young at heart.
A 31-year-old man is also in a serious but stable condition after being stabbed before 8pm last night.
A woman is seriously injured and a man has moderate injuries after separate accidents.
The charity running the camps in Otaki and Roxburgh says a lack of funding has forced their hand.
Tiny plastic fibres from clothing are a major issue for oceans and marine life.
The government announced it was pulling support from several schemes.
The council is banning freedom campers from Lake Hayes Reserve and the Shotover Delta.
The baton's journey began at Buckingham Palace in March.
Many growers are concerned the new government’s tougher stance on immigration could cause problems.
The iwi is also celebrating the 20 year anniversary of its settlement with the Crown.
More than 800 athletes from 38 countries have descended on Queenstown for the event.
Jess is a 1 NEWS reporter based in Central Otago.
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