The New Zealand Defence Force has sent an additional 120 troops to help flood-stricken areas in Canterbury and Otago.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says it appears the worst of the severe storm that belted the Otago region has ended - but the emergency isn't over.
Otago lines company Aurora Energy says about 150 homes are without power in the region after a series of small outages.
Dunedin police say a group of drunk flood rubberneckers were lucky not to be killed.
The Otago region woke to severe flooding, slips and other damage and multiple road closures on Saturday after a night of heavy rain and wind gusts.
Comparing awards at the Defence Employer Support Awards ceremony yesterday are (from left) chief of army commendation recipient Major Kevin Weir, Fisher & Paykel employee Lieutenant-commander...
Authorities are opposed to renewing the liquor licences of three outlets owned by a Mosgiel business couple.
In a first, the University of Otago is set to open its new car park to the public.
University of Otago social work academic Dr Emily Keddell has taken issue with Ministry of Social Development comments which seem to blame two Dunedin women for problems in finding them a home.
Chatham Islanders could be forgiven for believing they are living largely alone, in the most easterly part of New Zealand, more than 800km from the South Island.
Police have charged a man with failing to identify the driver responsible for illegally dumping furniture in the central city earlier this year.
Enjoying the annual Winter Ball at Larnach Castle last night were (from left) Sonia Baker, of Christchurch, Alan Johnston and Olivia Richmond-Johnston, both of Waldronville, and Karen Duncan, of...
A pensioner in East Otago is doing everything she can to get cheaper power bills but is struggling to "beat the system".
Contractors started work on a new substation at the former Carisbrook grounds on Thursday.
The calls for a national inquiry into child abuse in state care are growing louder, as are the demands for a public apology, but the Government is refusing to budge. In the final part of the...
A Dunedin Sound concert in November is expected to become a tribute to the life of Dunedin music scene mentor, record shop owner, columnist, writer and sports buff Roy Colbert.
A Mosgiel man says his life has been put on hold as he waits for an urgent heart operation which has been postponed six times due to a lack of beds in Dunedin Hospital’s intensive care unit.
Farmers on the Taieri Plains were given two hours to grab valuables and "just go" as a swollen river was set to breach last night.
A "huge credit card debt" was the reason an Oamaru woman gave in explanation to the court for three armed robberies she committed in Dunedin last month.
Otago took a battering yesterday but the full extent of the damage will not be apparent until this morning.