The Department of Conservation has agreed to right a 50-year-old wrong, and change the spelling of thar to tahr.
Take a bright idea, add a healthy dollop of Kiwi ingenuity, stir in a camera, computers and a bunch of iPods for good measure - and, hey presto, you have a recipe for success.
Police have yet to decide if charges will be laid against a farmer whose wandering stock were hit by a van yesterday morning, injuring all nine occupants who were heading to Dunedin for a stag party.
Despite facing a 200% increase in wages and the imminent departure of one of its biggest clients, vocational service provider Cargill Enterprises is determined it will survive.
"I saw the whites of its eyes, and then bang . . . I thought I was going to die," says Stephen Brown, one of nine men injured when their van slammed into a group of cattle on Sunday morning.
With its February deadline fast approaching, the Carisbrook Stadium Trust is confident it can achieve the minimum 60% of private-sector funding required to gain final approval to build the stadium.
Environment Southland councillor Ali Timms is returning home with a holiday story that will take some beating - of being shipwrecked and clinging to a dinghy in shark-infested waters in Fiji.
With a flick of the switch, an energy trial aimed at reducing the reliance on fossil fuels will begin on Stewart Island today.
After a lifetime devoted to the Sisters of Mercy religious order, the retired sisters at the McAuley House rest-home will require alternative accommodation when the rest-home closes - with the loss of 19 jobs - next month.
A Dunedin-based gambling trust is going to the Gambling Commission over claims it has been unfairly targeted by the Department of Internal Affairs.
The land value of Invercargill properties has increased significantly since the last rating valuation three years ago, and was a "highly satisfactory result", a senior council staffer said.
Dunedin's cruise ship season officially began yesterday with the arrival of the modern-day love boat - Dawn Princess - which brought some pre-Christmas cheer to local retailers.
Three little pigs were taken to Stewart Island, three little pigs did not return, and three little pigs will cry "Wee, wee, wee" when council officers come to take them all the way home.
Police were yesterday guarding a Maitland St property which was destroyed in a suspicious fire early yesterday morning.
A Stewart Island man will reluctantly bring home the bacon this Friday, after agreeing with the regional council to slaughter his three illegal migrant pigs.
A fishing tournament on Lake Te Anau almost turned to tragedy, when three adults and five children had to be rescued after their boat sank in rough conditions on Saturday.