Long-awaited changes to freshwater rules will be announced by Prime Minister Bill English today, and could require rivers and streams to be cleaned up across the country.
Five people have been seriously injured after a shooting in Whangarei last night.
Four University of Otago staff have won annual teaching excellence awards from the university.
Conservationists are calling on the Dunedin City Council to pull its support for the rebuilding of the Aramoana wharf.
If an albatross with a purple dot on its head catches your eye, you are not going mad.
Students living on a notorious party street are calling on troublemakers to stay away after four students were seriously assaulted by non-students.
A Dunedin woman is so sick of seeing streets in the North Dunedin student area littered with shattered glass she has taken to removing the glass herself.
Backers of the Te Kaika health hub perused carpet and drape samples.
Provisional NCEA achievement data from the Ministry of Education shows Otago secondary schools are outshining national averages.
Six60 guitarist and vocalist Matiu Walters raises his hand to an adoring O Week crowd at Forsyth Barr Stadium late last night.
A meeting between Dunedin's leaders and Mondelez International over the Cadbury factory was labelled a ''farce'' by a union representative and ''constructive'' by Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull.
The Otago Regional Council's proposed new head office project in Dowling St is moving closer to reality, and a new multi-storey car park building nearby also seems likely.
Everyone knows there is no such thing as a free breakfast - there is always a catch.
There was outrage and disbelief yesterday in response to Mondelez International's plan to apply for ratepayer cash to hold this year's Cadbury Chocolate Carnival.
A 33-year-old has been charged after an axe attack on another man outside the Z service station in Greymouth this morning.
Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule has been selected to stand for the National Party.
Homicides in Mexico increased by more than a third, fuelled by violence after an internal split in the Sinaloa drug cartel.
A runaway bull led New York City police on a wild chase after escaping from a slaughterhouse.
Two people are in a critical condition after a bus and a car collided, sending the bus careering down a bank near Akaroa, on Banks Peninsula, this evening.
Mexico apologised to three indigenous women who spent over three years in prison after being falsely accused of kidnapping seven police officers.