Too much is made of a woman's mood when she is going through her menstrual cycle, according to one Otago University psychiatric study.
One of New Zealand's most distinguished phsychiatrists has called for a "restructuring" of the country's mental health care service by moving more money to community health care.
A post-earthquake Christchurch will be a more cohesive city and its citizens less materialistic, one of the city's psychiatrists says.
Some of New Zealand's best-known, and unknown, rugby faces will be displayed in life-sized portraits in Arrowtown.
Queenstown Swimming Club members picked up a record haul in the South Island swimming championships held in Invercargill last weekend.
With only two months remaining before the November 26 general election, the number of enrolments from the Queenstown Lakes District remains alarmingly low, according to the registrar of electors, Sue Skelt.
A Troubled childhood is a leading cause of youth suicide in the Western world, a United States expert says.
Extreme sportsmen are more likely to be afraid of their partner or wife than they are of jumping off a 4500m high mountain, according to one of New Zealand's keenest thrillseekers.
Concerns have been eased for parents of Wakatipu High School pupils just one week after the school principal was removed, according to the employment lawyer responsible.
It's hardly the ring of a little girl's dreams, but for one middleweight Queenstown boxer, the Epic Boxing Showdown on Saturday night will be a dream come true.
For a girl who gets just a little bit frightened at the thought of plummeting head first over the handle bars of a mountain bike, Skyline's gondola-accessed bike trails were always going to be a challenge.
Temperatures are rising, trees are blossoming and daylight saving has arrived - so it must be time for Arrowtown's spring flower show.
The Kingston Flyer will officially launch at the end of next month, but first the historic train will blow off some steam this Friday for the first time in two years.
Mental health issues affecting New Zealanders will be discussed in Queenstown this week.
Queenstown still has a long way to go in cutting back on binge drinking, according to the police's departing alcohol officer.
Some Queenstown former users of synthetic cannabis have resorted to cannabis plant after the Government banned the formerly legal drug in August, according to the owner of a local shop selling herbal highs.
The Community Trust of Southland has given Glenorchy $15,000 towards its 2012 celebration of 150 years of European settlement in Glenorchy, 100 years of the district's old lifeline TSS Earnslaw and 50 years of the Queenstown-Glenorchy road.
At least one parent fears Wakatipu High School's disruptive week could affect the school's roll, as parents make decisions on their children's secondary education.
Wednesday's shock removal of Wakatipu High School principal Lyn Cooper could also result in a reshuffle for the school's senior management.