Several schools in Taupō have been placed in lockdown while police deal with an incident in the suburb of Hilltop.
The tragic circumstances of Green MP Efeso Collins' death mean Dunedin will soon have another member of Parliament.
Cancer services in the South are more at risk now than when a damning health and disability commissioner report was written last year, a doctor is warning.
A "one-man-band" drug dealer who set himself up as a safer alternative to gangs has been jailed for 21 months.
Former health minister Dr Ayesha Verrall told an audience in Dunedin last night she believed tobacco control was one of the main ways to take pressure off the health system.
The Otago Regional Council’s reputation has experienced a "huge shift" to the positive, a market research analyst says.
University of Otago students donned their best bedding for a night of music and meeting fellow first-years at the annual O Week toga party yesterday.
Another rat has been caught at South Dunedin's Countdown and evidence of nests has been found in the walls of the supermarket.
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One person was seriously hurt in a two-vehicle crash near Mosgiel which has closed a road.
A Dunedin teacher who stabbed her partner to death in the bath has been jailed for at least eleven years.
Voluntary water restrictions are in place for Port Chalmers and Waikouaiti as river and reservoir levels drop.
The Otago Regional Council has proposed paying transport deficits off over five years instead of three to ease the burden on ratepayers in the next few years.
The Rowing for Life Aotearoa crew left Karitane yesterday as they continued on their journey up the East Coast of New Zealand.
A major delay to the extension of a University of Otago residential hall meant it was not finished ahead of the arrival of students.
Otago's first Pacific professor of psychology says the position is a huge honour, but the role has been "a long time coming".
The Otago Regional Council is playing a "dangerous game" that could end in commissioners taking over, a pair of councillors say.