- Emergency services were called out to Smaills Beach, in Dunedin, after two divers got in trouble in the water this morning.
- A Dunedin motorcyclist was not going to let a bit of wind and rain stop him from clocking 370kmh and realising his dream of becoming one of the fastest New Zealanders on two wheels.
- The new tertiary education minister says Te Pūkenga will be replaced with eight to 10 individual institutions, and hopes legislation will be in place within eight months.
- 'I could only sob, thinking of my dad holding me as a baby and having loved me and my siblings so unconditionally the entirety of our lives.'
- A pensioner recovering from a stroke is "stressed to the max" after being given just 24 hours’ notice to vacate a Taieri camping ground where he has been living for the past decade.
A Dunedin dog owner confronted about his pet being locked in a hot car threatened to 'bash heads in'.
- Demolition of derelict buildings in Princes and Stafford Sts in Dunedin will take a little longer than expected, as some of the work is carried out by hand.
- Police and fire investigators are at the scene of a suspected arson at an Aramoana address.
- Uncertainty around affirmative action is having a negative effect on the wellbeing of Māori and Pasifika students, a leading architect in the University of Otago’s scheme says.