The only road into tourist hotspot Milford Sound will be closed for at least two weeks.
There's a report of a strong earthquake 35km east of Milford Sound.
Prime Minister John Key is backing Conservation Minister Nick Smith to make the final decision on two controversial tourism projects.
Opponents of two controversial tourism projects in Fiordland are hoping Conservation Minister Nick Smith sticks to his word.
The only road linking Milford Sound with Te Anau and Central Otago will soon be open again around the clock.
West Coast developers want to build a road through the Hollyford Valley to link the coast with Fiordland.
One-hundred-and-twenty trampers have spent an unplanned night hunkering down, just short of a drenched Milford Sound.
The only road into Milford Sound, which has been plagued by slips, has been closed until further notice.
South Westland businesses say a Haast-Hollyford road can be built for $220 million and they have overseas investors lined up to pay for it.
Navy and police teams have completed a dive at the site of the wreckage of the fishing vessel The Governor.
Police name the worker who was killed while working on the huge rockfall that closed the road into Milford.
The only road in and out of Milford Sound has re-opened after it was blocked by a massive slip last Friday.
The NZTA says a single lane of the Milford Road will reopen after it was blocked by a massive slip last week.
More than half of a huge slip that closed the road to Milford Sound has been cleared but forecast rain means it won't open again until at least Thursday.
Up to 10 guests at the Milford Sound Lodge are waiting for the road to be cleared.
A landslide has blocked a highway but authorities hope it will be cleared enough to reopen a single lane by Wednesday.
Contractors are working around the clock to clear a major landslide on Milford Rd in Southland.
Searchers believe a ship carrying West Coasters Kevin Cosgrove and Nirvana Reynolds came to grief not far from Milford Sound.
Southland officials are confident a crane that toppled is stable, but they are preparing for a potential oil spill.
Any job in the Milford Sound comes with challenges, sandflies for starters.
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