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Otago, Canterbury flooding to cost up to $55m

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:30:00 +1200

The cost of the clean-up after last year's significant flooding in eastern Otago and Canterbury has more than doubled to nearly $55 million, prompting fresh calls to help councils tackle climate change.  The storm, from July 20 to...



Total fire ban now in force across Otago and Southland

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:30:00 +1200

Scorching temperatures have forced Fire and Emergency New Zealand to impose a total fire ban across Otago and Southland. Many parts of the country are tinder dry and Fenz is calling for people to be extra vigilant because the fire...



Jekyll and Hyde summer weather continues - scorcher forecast for Invercargill, rain and thunderstorms further north

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:51:12 +1200

Our crazy topsy-turvy summer continues this weekend - with scorching temperatures due in the deep south, heavy rain coming to the top of the south and more thunderstorms expected in the north. Yesterday delivered lashings of summer...



Weather: Another soaking on way for North Island holiday spots

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:16:07 +1200

Popular North Island holiday spots that were hit by last week's storm are in for another drenching next week. MetService forecaster Cameron Coutts says another cold front is forming in the Tasman Sea and is likely to hit much of...



Chasing Ghosts episode five: the Amber-Lee transcripts

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:14:30 +1200

South Island toddler Amber-Lee Cruickshank disappeared 25 years ago from a small town on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. Despite exhaustive and repeated searches, there has never been any sign of the little girl. The Herald senior...



Chasing Ghosts episode three: the Amber-Lee transcripts

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:50:54 +1200

South Island toddler Amber-Lee Cruickshank disappeared 25 years ago from a small town on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. Despite exhaustive and repeated searches, there has never been any sign of the little girl. The Herald senior...



Arson suspected in Invercargill house fire

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:27:36 +1200

An Invercargill house fire is being treated as a suspected arson. A blaze tore through a two-storey property early today, said Fire and Emergency southern communications shift manager Brent Dunne. Smoke alarms were activated about...



Chasing Ghosts: Amber-Lee transcripts reveal full story

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:40:04 +1200

South Island toddler Amber-Lee Cruickshank disappeared 25 years ago from a small town on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. Despite exhaustive and repeated searches, there has never been any sign of the little girl. The Herald senior...



Chasing Ghosts: Amber-Lee transcripts released

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 06:09:11 +1200

It has now been 8848 days since Amber-Lee Cruickshank was last seen. The 2-and-a-half-year-old disappeared 25 years ago from Kingston, a small town on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. Despite exhaustive and repeated searches, there has...