A 5-year old boy was found clutching on to reeds after being blown across Lake Waihola on an inflatable toy this afternoon.
Complaints about bad language and bullying are just some of the reasons for disciplinary actions against some Southern district police officers.
A heroic neighbour fought off a pair of bull mastiff-cross dogs mauling two women out for a walk in south Invercargill this afternoon.
A passenger sitting in front of a man who suffered a suspected heart attack on a flight from Dunedin to Wellington this morning has praised the Air New Zealand crew who resuscitated him.
Former Dunedin mayor Peter Chin is recovering in hospital after being revived by an Air New Zealand crew shortly after take-off, it has been confirmed.
Crime didn't pay for a Dunedin man who sparked a police pursuit last night only to return to look for his lost wallet.
A police officer was assaulted while a patrol car had a window smashed during an incident in Dunedin last night.
Drivers snapped failing to keep left on Central Otago roads have been issued with $150 fines, but their actions could have been deadly, police say.
Internet giant Google helped pinpoint a Dunedin man accused of distributing objectionable material involving the abuse of children and animals.
Stars of the Hollywood variety are aligning for Otago and Southland.
One in five public service jobs in Otago and Southland have gone since National came to power.
The Minister of Police is warning ''crime does not pay'', with criminals having tens of millions of dollars in assets seized, including jewellery, farms, boats and motorcycles.
Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash in the Lindis Pass.
Three people were taken to Dunedin Hospital, two with serious injuries, after a head-on crash in the Lindis Pass yesterday.
She has brain trauma, a broken eye socket, a shattered cheekbone, a broken nose and a broken lower and upper jaw.
An arsonist left a trail of destruction around Dunedin early yesterday.
The family of a Dunedin woman who had her head split open with an axe fears her attacker will finish what he started.
Emergency services attend a single vehicle crash in South Rd, Dunedin, yesterday morning.
The theft of his All Black jersey from King's High School has surprised former international hooker Tom Willis.
Invercargill police dog handlers are covering for their Dunedin counterparts, it has been revealed.