Scientists have discovered some people have a genetic predisposition to anorexia – offering hopes of better treatments for the often tragic eating disorder.
The Auditor-General's investigators are to look into the National Party's complaints about taxpayer funding being used to underwrite KiwiBuild homes.
A Christchurch City Councillor says the fire at a historic building was an accident waiting to happen.
Four Queensland kids packed fishing rods and cash into a four-wheel drive before driving more than 1000 kilometres to New South Wales.
An Otago aviator is elated to have become the youngest person in the country to hold the top qualification for flight instructors.
The Dunedin City Council has stopped taking bookings for leased car parks across the city as motorists scramble to find a guaranteed space to stop.
Up to 200 Dunedin parking spaces will be unavailable for two months when work starts on the latest link in the city's cycle network.
Wider educational improvements should also be considered as the country's two main deaf education centres prepare to merge, Dunedin educationist Denise Powell says.
A mum and her two children were lucky to avoid plunging into Otago Harbour yesterday after a crash left their vehicle perched on the edge of Portobello Rd.
The Otago Polytechnic should know before the end of the year if it has been chosen as a regional centre of expertise.
Changes to remove inequities in the national bowel cancer screening programme which discriminate against Maori could and should be removed immediately, a senior health researcher says.
Gun control advocate Kevin Clements remains optimistic about the gun buyback scheme, despite some seller reluctance and talk of legal action.
An Aramoana crib-owner has taken the fight against erosion into his own hands, drawing the ire of a local trust but the qualified support of the Department of Conservation.
A 1000 year old street in Wales may snatch the title of 'world's steepest street' from Dunedin's Baldwin Street later this week.
One of Dunedin's brightest young entrepreneurs plans to relocate her 'booming poi-making business' from her living room to Cargill Enterprises.
After three years, 34 countries, and the occasional tow through the Australian outback, the journey is almost over for an E-car exponent.
Otago University graduate and Rhodes scholar, Jean Balchin, has just finished her first year at Oxford.