South Canterbury firefighters have received numerous 111 calls to farm burn-offs that are legal.
Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew says she may donate her $12,500 pay rise to charity.
Irrigators should be allowed to carry forward their unused groundwater takes from one year to the next, a Federated Farmer's spokesman says.
The Geraldine Community Board's chairman is furious.
Police will pay for the treatment of two children left traumatised after their father was illegally tasered by an officer.
Rose Oakley has owned her Morris Mini since 1969 and the trusty steed is still ferrying her around.
In her first adventure race, a former Craighead boarder and her team got lost and spent 17 hours on the course before finally being rescued.
The Timaru District Council appears to be taking a step in the right direction regarding future big spending on sports grounds. In this week's annual budget meeting, there were a couple of surprises.