Emergency

Praise for ‘ultimate team man’

A young rugby player who died when he was thrown from the vehicle he was travelling in with five other team-mates has been remembered...

Busy time for emergency services

Thursday turned out to be a busy day for Waimate emergency services, who attended two incidents in the space of two hours. About 3:30pm, police...

Petition call for driving law change

The Oamaru community has rallied together to support a petition calling for a law change for overseas drivers following the death of a 5-year-old...

Fire investigation continuing

An investigation into the exact cause of more than 20 fires between Oamaru and Maheno believed to have been sparked by a visiting steam...

Omarama Fire Station to be open to public

The Omarama Fire Station will be open to the public on Saturday for the first time since it was refurbished at the end of...

Rural fire officer to retire

Serious retirement after two earlier efforts will come this Friday for Otago Rural Fire Authority rural fire officer Eric Spittal. Mr Spittal says he started...

Waitaki firefighters kept busy

It has been a busy weekend for firefighters, with three separate fires occurring in Kurow, Omarama and Gemmell's Crossing on Friday, to go with...

Fire too close for comfort

A Twizel family were incredibly lucky to escape unharmed after a 15 hectare scrub fire came awfully close to catching a property on Sunday...

Oamaru shed fire an ‘unfortunate accident’

A reasonably large fire which ripped through a shed on Maudes St on Saturday evening was an unfortunate accident, Weston Volunteer Fire Brigade chief...

Alliance Pukeuri meat plant unaffected by fire

The truck-car crash which led to a power pole falling over and a fire starting in some trees was no harm to the Alliance...

Truck-car crash sets off tree fire

All the occupants of a car were uninjured after a truck crashed into it on State Highway 1 about 9:30pm on Thursday evening. A car...

Pedestrian struck by truck named

The pedestrian who is in a serious condition in Dunedin Hospital, following an accident near Maheno in the early hours of Sunday morning, has...

Man seriously injured on SH1 near Maheno

A male pedestrian was hit by a truck and seriously injured on State Highway 1 just south of Maheno shortly after 1am yesterday. Police said...

Couple ‘shaken’ after car destroys house

An Oamaru couple in their 60s are lucky to be alive after a car ploughed through their Orwell St house on Saturday night. Paul and...

Replacement fire truck feels brand new

Kakanui Rural Fire Force's new fire engine may have been made in 1986, but it drives like it was built yesterday. The force received the...
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