The Ministry of Health is urging people who have recently returned from Queensland to check whether they visited any of the state's locations linked to positive Covid-19 cases.
A man who was forced into conversion therapy as a teenager says the government's ban of the practice will help prevent long-lasting suffering.
Police have cordoned off downtown Sydney to prevent a planned anti-lockdown protest as New South Wales records another 210 community cases of Covid, while Queensland is beginning a three-day snap lockdown.
The Chief Ombudsman has launched multiple investigations into MIQ including "customer service" issues and complaints from seafarers that they are getting stranded overseas.
A New Zealand man shot while allegedly trying to kidnap a 14-year-old girl in the US state of Virginia, has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
A hotel could be built at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium as part of an ambitious development taking the South Island’s premier stadium to another level.
A Mosgiel woman was shocked when she was told she was facing a 360km road trip, each way, to repair her Tesla.
"Unseasonably" and "unusually" warm and dry weather may be on the way for coastal Otago residents over the next three months, as Niwa watches for another La Nina weather system.
The phrase "signing your own death warrant" is loosely used, but Glenn Blundell knows exactly how that feels.
Resident Anthony Doesburg and Dunedin City Mayor Aaron Hawkins planted a southern rata at the official opening of Toiora High Street Cohousing project on the edge of Mornngton.
Electric vehicles could soon prove a boon for farmers, tradies and others, an Otago Polytechnic automotive lecturer says.
Local skate parks may be set for a facelift if the Dunedin City Council pumps $6.5 million into city playgrounds over the next three years as outlined in a proposed plan.
Emergency services crews work to free a woman from her vehicle after a crash at the intersection of Cumberland and Howe Sts in Dunedin yesterday afternoon.
Hazel Heal’s advocacy for career criminal Arthur Taylor has thrown the Dunedin lawyer into the national spotlight, and changed her life in a multitude of ways. Before the release of Mr Taylor’s new...
I was an apolitical student at Otago University when the 1981 Springbok tour was announced — looking forward to the All Blacks getting some revenge after consecutive series losses in South Africa,...
It's 1981 and I’m sitting on the road outside the Southern Cross hotel on a cold night watching my mother being trampled on by a pro-tour sup porter, writes Alastair Duncan.
It was the tour that divided the nation. Four decades on, Daisy Hudson examines the events of the 1981 Springboks tour in the South, through the eyes of those right at the heart of the action.