Andrew Rooney's new employer is likely hoping the "outstanding zeal and devotion" he recently received honours for in his old job will be repeated in his new one.
New navy ship HMNZS Otago has failed a basic safety test, the second new ship to do so in recent weeks, prompting concerns about the way the project to build seven new ships for the New Zealand Defence Force has been managed.
An image by a Dunedin-based photographer has been selected as one of Greenpeace International's photos of the month.
Families are being "brutally punished" by a cumbersome and pointless legal system that insists on emotionally draining depositions hearings even when there is clearly a case to answer, a friend of Sophie Elliott's family says.
The armed offenders squad surrounded a house in Dunedin early yesterday after reports two women were assaulted and a man was armed with a crossbow.
The family of a 22-month-old child who died in suspicious circumstances at her Dunedin home on Monday were quiet and kept to themselves, residents of the Dunedin street in which the death occurred say.
Two weekend benefit concerts raised more than $10,000 for the Dunedin Ballet School, which was destroyed by fire in March.
Southern police staff are unhappy so few of the additional police promised at the last election have been posted to the front line in the district.
The day before she died, Sophie Elliott told her former academic supervisor that Clayton Weatherston had wished her dead, the supervisor said in court yesterday.
A new incident-reporting system is to be introduced to Dunedin petrol stations to make it easier for police to catch petrol thieves.
David Bain David Bain's lawyer is upset at any inference the defence team is delaying the Bain retrial and instead lays the blame squarely at the door of the Crown.
The Pharmacy Council is reviewing a report in which deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rae Lamb found the former Campus Pharmacy in Dunedin and its owner Peter Barron breached a man's rights to have services provided with reasonable care and skill.
Any further delays in the David Bain retrial could start to try the public's patience, a legal specialist from University of Otago says.
Christopher Wilson's family wants a national protocol for identifying methadone patients using photographs put in place in pharmacies before present systems fail someone else.
Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rae Lamb has found the former Campus Pharmacy in Dunedin and its then owner, Peter Barron, breached a man's rights to have services provided with reasonable care and skill after he was dispensed somebody else's methadone and later died.
A Dunedin pleasure boat was taken in tow yesterday, minutes away from hitting rocks near Taiaroa Head, at the entrance to Otago Harbour.
A dragon stands guard at Dunedin International Airport this week, a gift to the New Zealand Olympic team from the Chinese community and bound for Beijing, where it will be a symbol of good luck for New Zealand's medal hopefuls.
Tears, hugs, surprise family visitors, two Vodafone warriors and a massive cheer greeted Brodie Carvalho at the top of Auckland's Sky Tower on Saturday.
A 14-month-old Dunedin boy will be placed in Child, Youth and Family care until it is determined how he received an injury that needed hospital treatment.
The retrial of David Bain on five charges of murder is to be heard in the High Court at Christchurch.