The Otago real estate market has hit hard times, with houses sitting on the market for months, and many properties overpriced.
A homicide investigation has been launched in Christchurch after the body of a Dunedin youth was found in a park.
The Otago Regional Council is the new main backer of the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust, after the Lion Foundation ended its funding.
The New Zealand Sea Lion Trust says there is a difference between being attacked by a sea lion and being challenged by one.
It will cost $5 to catch the new Dunedin night bus — no matter how far you travel — as the city council attempts to get people out of the city centre quickly.
The country's reserve power plant, only to be used in times of power shortages, was activated last week - in the middle of summer - as questions remain over electricity supplies.