The first man to escape from the Otago Corrections Facility killed himself just days after his release from prison, a coroner has found.
Two people were rescued by helicopter from waters off South Canterbury on New Year's Eve after their boat sank.
A day out boating in Queenstown went south when six people were forced to cling to a biscuit after their vessel began taking on water.
Two people have been rescued from waters off North Otago this evening after their boat sank.
Dunedin has brought in a new year with a bang.
A travelling family bluegrass band has rolled into Dunedin and is all set to entertain the crowds today at a folk festival in the bush.
The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has defended the actions of a driver who allowed a missing 5-year-old to ride the bus, saying the child was tall for his age and appeared to have a good...
The number of deaths on Otago roads this year are on track to be the lowest recorded, as southern police increase their focus on notorious crash corridors.
A man who crashed his car through a Dunedin rest home's fence on Boxing Day blew more than five times the legal limit.
A Brighton man asleep on his couch beside a shotgun was woken and arrested by police last night and faces multiple charges relating to unlawfully owning a firearm.
Two teenagers have been arrested after leading police on a pursuit across South Dunedin.
An Oamaru mother who lost everything after her home went up in flames yesterday has just told her young daughters the bad news as residents across Otago rally around her family.
A man was taken into care after removing his belongings from a Dunedin storage locker and starting a small fire yesterday morning.
A car crash in Southland yesterday morning left five people injured, two seriously.
Dunedin bargain hunters and cruise ship passengers flocked to town yesterday, as a major department store reported a bumper Boxing Day.
WATCH: Tourists filmed as smoke billowed from a car's wheels before it went backwards down Baldwin St and ended up crashing off the road.
A fire which left two elderly people requiring medical treatment in Dunedin yesterday afternoon was not suspicious and began in the kitchen.
Helicopters have been dispatched after five people were injured, two seriously, in a crash in Southland this morning.
A man has been taken into care after removing his belongings from a Dunedin storage locker and starting a small fire this morning.
Many of us were enjoying time with family or friends yesterday, but spare a thought for the southerners serving abroad on Christmas Day.