The number of people using mobile phones while driving has "disappointed" Dunedin police.
The number of people who drowned in Otago and Southland last year was double that of the previous year.
A person sustained serious injuries when the car they were in hit a tree in Roslyn in Dunedin late this morning.
Two men will appear in court in Dunedin next week facing cannabis charges after police carried out search warrants in the Clutha area.
The front window of a Dunedin liquor store was smashed and alcohol was stolen early this morning.
The driver of a van that hit a parked car in Dunedin early this morning is believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel.
PenguinKind author Carolyn Managh spent yesterday preparing for a pop-up penguin sanctuary in Dunedin.
Some passengers continued to travel free on Dunedin buses yesterday, following the launch of the new Bee Card and flat fare system the previous day.
It was a chilly start to spring as a frost covered daffodils at Gardens Ground, in North Dunedin, on Tuesday morning.
A 27-year-old man has had a string of charges added to an initial assault charge after allegedly threatening to shoot police in Mosgiel earlier this week.
A highly sought-after house plant received the royal treatment at a Dunedin garden centre yesterday.
A person was seriously injured in a crash involving a car and a cyclist in Dunedin this morning.
State Highway 6 will remain closed near Makarewa, north of Invercargill, overnight after four people were injured, including two critically.
Two cars have crashed in Dunedin central this morning.
It might not be over for fires in the South despite cold temperatures, as frosts can heighten fire danger.
While snowfall after a spell of warm weather was not the ideal start to spring, it could not have been better timing for firefighters battling a large blaze near Middlemarch.
Fire crews battled a 3ha blaze on the outskirts of Oamaru yesterday.
An argument over garden boundaries in Dunedin at the weekend ended in plants and garden equipment being thrown down a hill and a warning for assault.
A 27-year-old man will appear in court in Dunedin this morning after allegedly assaulting a supermarket worker and threatening to shoot police in Mosgiel.
Fires across the South stretched resources and frustrated firefighters in increasingly windy conditions yesterday as blazes burned from Mataura to the Mackenzie District.