For three days, he beat his victim, raped her and hacked her hair off with a knife.
A large 100-year-old oak on a Palmerston farm is teetering on its roots after being split by lightning yesterday.
University of Otago staff had no idea how far the absenteeism of final-year medical students extended, Dunedin School of Medicine dean Barry Taylor says.
He had only been in the city for about 20 minutes, but Shaun Wallace already had a piece of Dunedin trivia up his sleeve.
The Otago Museum is continuing to far exceed Ministry of Education-funded targets for its Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom programme.
One of New Zealand's largest hotel players says Dunedin is making a mistake by again trying to encourage a luxury hotel development in the city.
A vacant shop has been turned into space for a Victorian-era machine that records daylight hours to take the spotlight - or sunlight.
Proposed changes to rental laws could discourage investment in New Zealand rental homes, a representative for landlords has said.
A knife he poked at his partner became embedded after penetrating the upper area of her left forearm and being partly caught by her clothing, the court learned at the sentencing of a 23-year-old man.
An Invercargill man who indecently assaulted a woman in the Dunedin Botanic Garden last year had his sentence appeal dismissed.
A witness says a Dunedin doctor sounded "angry and quite stressed'' just minutes before he is accused of stabbing a teenage girl to death.
Nurses are no longer handmaidens, as the focus of the profession shifts to nurse-led healthcare, a public health advocate says.
Twenty passengers on a cruise ship were experiencing norovirus symptoms when it visited Dunedin on Sunday.
More than 50 University of Otago medical students have had their qualifications withheld after the tertiary institution found an overseas placement rort was "much wider" than first thought.
More than 70 changes to Dunedin's new district plan - which sets the rules for the city's development - are to be put out for public consultation.
Lindsay Creek, which runs through the heart of North East Valley, brought its community together yesterday at "Creekfest".
A drink-driver allegedly almost three times over the legal limit crashed his car and fled before later being arrested, police say.
All creatures great and small were remembered yesterday, at a special service at Gillions Funeral Services.
David Grant's voice has fallen silent, but the sermons of the former Knox Church minister live on thanks to a new book.