At least 30 homes and businesses in Outram were without power for some or all of this morning after a truck-trailer carrying a grain silo damaged power lines.
Emergency services have freed a child that was trapped under a vehicle that rolled between Riverton and Otautau.
More than 60 Dunedin Public Service Association members and supporters yesterday protested against job losses arising from a proposed restructure by one of the country’s biggest healthcare providers.
A rare and special visitor to the New Zealand mainland — a crabeater seal — died at Tomahawk Beach yesterday, only about four days after arriving.
An exhibition on bookplates and labels and the art of belonging opens at the University of Otago central library today.
Social stigma still makes it hard for people, particularly boys and men, to seek help over their anxieties, mental health campaigner Richie Hardcore says.
Swift action by volunteer firefighters and calm weather conditions meant that a fire on land near the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park was rapidly extinguished early yesterday.
Volunteer firefighters from Cromwell and Alexandra helped clear a smoke-logged commercial premises in Cromwell today.
Swift action by volunteer firefighters and calm weather conditions meant that a fire on land near the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park was rapidly extinguished early today.
A puncture early yesterday failed to deter Dunedin researcher Haxby Abbott from plans to cycle 3000km to raise awareness about the value of exercise in treating osteoarthritis.
All-aluminium expedition yacht Onora is the latest vessel to use a recently-established Otago Regional Council visitor mooring at Careys Bay.
The new dean of Dunedin’s St Paul’s Cathedral, the Very Rev Dr Tony Curtis, is concerned that recent pastoral advice from the Church of England on gay or heterosexual civil unions could leave many...
Dunedin music student Lillian Gibbs says becoming the youngest person to join New Zealand’s premier national chamber choir, Voices New Zealand, is a "fantastic" outcome.
Christchurch visual artist Marian Maguire says creating her art often involves working on puzzles, and wrestling with questions but not having all the answers.
Visiting Malaysian forensic pathologist Faridah Mohd Nor enjoys crime scene television shows, but knows that real world forensic science is often more challenging.
A big submerged poplar tree which had threatened the safety of swimmers and downstream infrastructure was yesterday removed from the Clutha River at Albert Town.
The academic and socio-emotional development of many deaf children consistently lags behind their hearing peers and positive change is needed, Dunedin educator Denise Powell believes.
About 180 people, many from overseas, will converge on Dunedin this week for an international classics conference last held in the city about 2005.
New Zealand had taken "sensible" steps to counter the spread of coronavirus, a University of Otago biochemist said yesterday.