As any MP will tell you, you only have to say one word on, say, 1080 or water fluoridation and your email inbox will clog up within minutes.
A group of Otago teenagers have been given the task of guiding their peers and the public through some of the most famous teenage writings of all time.
Some elective surgery and outpatient appointments throughout the southern region may be postponed if a planned strike by medical imaging technologists goes ahead.
Arana College and the University of Otago say they are working closely with health authorities after a contagious measles patient spent time on campus last weekend.
The latest emergency birth at the Lumsden maternal and child hub shows the system put in place to provide midwife cover is still not working effectively, a local GP says.
Although he is officially on a speaking tour, mental health advocate Mike King says talking will not take up too much of his time in Dunedin.
An external review has found no fault with the nursing care Wakari patient Gordon McLean received prior to his disappearance almost two years ago.
Health authorities are trying to trace people who may have been in contact with a measles patient who visited Wanaka, Queenstown and Winton, and to a concert and student hall of residence in Dunedin.
It's been six years since people have been able to vote to elect a Southern DHB, a circumstance which demonstrates just what the successful candidates in the 2019 election will be up against.
Two people were killed and a third is in critical condition in Dunedin Hospital after a two-car crash near Outram late this afternoon.
A large scrub fire that tore across hills above central Dunedin yesterday is being treated as suspicious.
Families evacuated as a large scrub fire tore across Flagstaff Hill, in Dunedin, have been allowed to return home tonight after the fire was brought under control.
The Southern District Health Board's national bowel cancer screening programme has become the first in the country to detect more than 100 cancer cases.
Dunedin musical great Martin Phillipps has been featured in newspapers and magazines throughout the world, but he probably never envisaged appearing in the pages of the world's most prestigious...
A Dunedin property sale gone wrong has led to a Court of Appeal judgement that cautions would-be house buyers to do all they can to fulfil their side of the deal.
Lumsden's maternal and child hub had another emergency birth on Friday night, as locals continue to argue childbirth facilities in Northern Southland are inadequate and unsafe.
Diana Sarfati’s life work has been to improve cancer treatment. Now the University of Otago, Wellington academic has six months to make a lasting difference.
One of the enduring quirks of politics is that people can agree 100% on a fundamental point, but still be diametrically opposed on an issue.
Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks has defended the use of Facebook Messenger to co-ordinate the region's midwifery team as a "contemporary, reliable and accessible" tool.