Fierce thunderstorms are marching up the South Island unleashing a staggering 10,000 lightning strikes in just two hours.
Three Dunedin men have received 50-year service badges from the national surf life-saving organisation.
About 50 people, including search and rescue volunteers from throughout the region, searched unsuccessfully for missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe in the Catlins area again yesterday.
Hard work and some crucial support were among the keys to success for Auckland singer Natasha Wilson, who last night won the $5000 first prize at the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Dunedin Aria final.
The Dunedin Rainbow Run was both bursting at the seams and awash with colour yesterday.
The University of Otago has achieved a "stellar" result, topping all the latest key Government indicators measuring the educational performance of students at New Zealand universities.
More than 3100 SDHB patients are overdue for an eye follow-up appointment as the board continues to deal with a crisis in its ophthalmology service.
Police will carry out a postmortem today on the Dunedin man who died in a Brockville house fire early on Saturday.
Methamphetamine addiction, depression, suicide — Christchurch rapper Hunter Wilson has been through it all.
Nevaeh Cottenden (8), of Brighton, shows off the fish she caught at the Otago Fish & Game Take a Kid Fishing Day at the Southern Reservoir in Dunedin yesterday.
A large team has resumed the search for missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe in South Otago.
With political parties, lobby groups, clinicians and patients all stepping into the debate on the state of Dunedin Hospital and the Southern DHB, the man in the hot seat is focused on getting the job done.
A Dunedin dog trainer is giving troubled dogs a "second chance''.
A binge-drinking culture and the fact that half of all pregnancies are unplanned are putting increased risk on unborn children, a social worker has warned.
The Green Island community has supported the Green Island playground project to the tune of $70,000.
Celebrations of the Indian festival of light, Diwali, will be bigger and brighter than ever, organisers say.
Police are staying tight-lipped about the cause of a Brockville house fire which claimed the life of a Dunedin man.
Presbyterian Support Otago staff members were surprised and delighted to be given more than 50 early Christmas presents for youngsters in need, at a University of Otago college this week.
Prisoners at Otago Corrections Facility (OCF) are providing joy to the people of the region through a new initiative between the prison and the Malcam Trust.
Sheryl Chittock plants flax on a track between Portobello and Andersons Bay Rds in Dunedin on Thursday.