44 days ago

Caravan destroyed as high winds rip across lower South Island

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Police are reminding motorists to be careful when towing high-sided vehicles after a caravan was destroyed near Dunedin.

The incident happened on State Highway 1, just north of the Otago town of Waikouaiti, about 2.50pm on Wednesday.

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said strong winds pushed the caravan off the road and overturned it, destroying it.

The wind was so strong police were unable to clear the debris from the road. The cleanup would be carried out when the wind died down, Bond said.

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Are your school leavers struggling to find work?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email warwick.rasmussen@stuff.co.nz.

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21 hours ago

Poll: Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?

Stuff Travel

To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. Visit travel-booking.stuff.co.nz for inspiration and to view all the other destinations.
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Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?
  • 5.5% Auckland
    5.5% Complete
  • 22.6% Coromandel
    22.6% Complete
  • 7.7% Rotorua
    7.7% Complete
  • 6.2% Taupō
    6.2% Complete
  • 6.9% Wellington
    6.9% Complete
  • 14.6% Nelson Tasman
    14.6% Complete
  • 11.7% Marlborough
    11.7% Complete
  • 24.8% Central Otago/Lakes
    24.8% Complete
274 votes