A Summerland truck driver who quit after repeatedly working more than 70 hours a week says he feared he was going to cause a serious crash.
A fire in the Maniototo ravaged hundreds of hectares and forced residents from their homes before it was contained yesterday by firefighters supported by eight helicopters.
Crews are "mopping up" this evening after a fire which spread across 300ha in the Maniototo was brought under control today.
Exclusive aerial photos have revealed the extent of the blaze which ravaged a Maniototo hillside.
A corrections officer taken to hospital after an assault at the Otago Corrections Facility remains on leave.
Otago Polytechnic's Phil Ker admits he wasn't pleased at plans to centralise the tertiary institutions. But his frustration galvanised him into action and he's devised a plan to ‘‘refine the reform’’.
The Southland Institute of Technology appears somewhat supportive of an alternative vocational education model proposed by the head of the Otago Polytechnic.
Police are yet to make any arrests after three women were sexually assaulted walking home at night in North Dunedin last month.
Police are urging Taieri cow cockies to secure their bowsers after another theft from a fuel tank in the area.
Police are investigating after a group of people climbed over a fence at Speight's brewery, smashed a control panel, left behind cans of alcohol and stole a case of Steinlager and a few cans of rum...
Drug-driving offences have shot up in the South, with new figures showing the number of drivers prosecuted in the Southern police district in 2018 was about 50% higher than in the previous two years.
A group of people who scaled a fence and stole a case of beer from Speight's brewery in Dunedin were caught on CCTV, the brewery's owner says.
A shed has been destroyed by fire in Oamaru this afternoon.
A driver has suffered moderate injuries after their ute rolled in Waimumu in Southland this morning.
Police are urging Taieri farmers to secure their bowsers after another theft from a fuel tank in the area.
Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says Otago's prison has too many inmates.
Complaints about Dunedin bus drivers shot up more than 300% last year.
A Dunedin sexual violence support service now has a waiting list amid rising demand for its services and a "chronic" lack of funding.
A workshop at a Central Otago religious retreat was engulfed in flames early yesterday.
A workshop at a Central Otago religious retreat was engulfed in flames early this morning but the blaze isn't thought to be suspicious.