A Green Party $9 billion modern rapid rail proposal misses the South - but the party’s transport spokeswoman says it was not an intentional slight to the region.
Half a dozen police cars descended on Stedman Rd in Mosgiel early yesterday afternoon after a report of gunshots in the area.
Residents at Leslie Groves Rest Home have been watching the world walk by their window during lockdown — and over the past week they may have found two of their favourite neighbours.
As New Zealanders await today’s cabinet decision about whether to step down from the restrictions of Covid-19 Alert Level 4, the head of the Southern DHB will be among those taking a wait-and-see approach.
Human activity is threatening freshwater ecosystems — and the outlook is "grim" for Otago.
Otago's local governments are seeking roughly $280million in government funding for shovel-ready projects in a bid to create more than 2500 jobs and stop the flattening of the economy caused by the...
Essential workers will be joined by staff in "safe operations". Bubbles will stay "exclusive" but get bigger. And some children will return to school.
Nearly half of the Otago Regional Council workforce is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, council chief executive Sarah Gardner says.
Covid-19 has killed nine people in New Zealand and the devastating effect it can have on the elderly is growing more apparent.
The Otago Regional Council will ask the Environment Protection Agency for further consultation on its contentious water quality plan even though it may no longer have a say in the matter.
Civil Defence has responded to an average of more than 10 calls a day for emergency food across Otago as the region locks down under Covid-19 Alert Level 4 conditions.
Dunedin Venues Management Ltd (DVML) could be the latest to suffer job cuts, indicated in a statement issued by the Dunedin City Council-controlled organisation.
Up to 135 people could be used in contact tracing efforts in the South as New Zealand heads into what could be the second half of a "marathon" lockdown.
The South has recorded its lowest number of new cases of Covid-19 since day 2 of the lockdown.
As confidence grows the country’s Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown is working, the South continues to stand out for the wrong reasons.
The South could be among the last places in New Zealand to see the lifting of the tough restrictions of the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown.
In the days ahead, up to 38 patients could be in intensive care units across the South at any one time, Southern District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming says.
There have been no new cases of Covid-19 confirmed at Queenstown Lakes District Hospital after two nurses tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week.
The timing could not be worse for Cromwell’s only pharmacy as the largest of three medical practices in the town has decided to push an Auckland-based delivery service for prescriptions.
A second nurse at Lakes District Hospital has tested positive for Covid-19, the Southern District Health Board has confirmed.