Severe quake rattles Christchurch (+ video)

Severe quake rattles Christchurch (+ video)

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has shaken Christchurch, nearly five years after a fatal tremor devastated parts of the central city. There are no reports of serious damage or injuries, but part of a Sumner cliff has fallen.

Man arrested after mangled car found

Man arrested after mangled car found

A 22-year-old man has been arrested for drink-driving after a mangled car was discovered crashed into a power pole in central Dunedin.

Dunedin behind in economic report

Dunedin behind in economic report

A social services leader says Dunedin is still lagging behind despite a Dunedin City Council report highlighting the creation of 780 jobs in the city.

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Refugee mental health fears

Refugee mental health fears

A lack of information about incoming Syrian refugees is causing concern among the Dunedin's mental health community.

Langbein voted best chef in awards

Langbein voted best chef in awards

New Zealand's Annabel Langbein has followed Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver to been named Best Home Chef at the prestigious Taste Awards in the United States.

Reporting season starts on positive note

Reporting season starts on positive note

Listed New Zealand retailers are expected to provide a positive reporting season, which started yesterday with Michael Hill International reporting an improved profit for the six months ended December.

Description released in child kidnap case

Description released in child kidnap case

Police have released a rough description of the man who snatched a five-year-old girl from a Palmerston North street.

Opinion: Brownlee well aware of need to tread carefully

Opinion: Brownlee well aware of need to tread carefully

As a former defence minister, Phil Goff is usually well informed and worth listening to when he is talking on defence matters.

Zika affecting 5000 women in Colombia

Zika affecting 5000 women in Colombia

More than 5000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.

March tipped for new Apple devices

March tipped for new Apple devices

Apple Inc is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac has reported, citing sources.

Turnbull shores up ranks for election

Turnbull shores up ranks for election

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shored up his cabinet ranks for election year, with a younger look, and increased National Party and female presence.

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