Police are appealing for a man who intervened after a woman was assaulted in central Dunedin to come forward.
Updated 2.35 pm
A powerful 8.2 quake has struck in the Pacific Ocean, causing buildings to sway in Fiji today. Civil Defence says there is no threat to New Zealand.
India has deployed thousands of soldiers and 38 helicopters to rescue people marooned by the worst floods in a century in the southern state of Kerala.
Firefighters were called out with an aerial appliance to tackle a chimney fire in the Dunedin suburb of Vauxhall this morning.
A Sudanese-born British national has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after a car careered into people and a barrier at Britain's parliament, police say.
The Greens are tackling the issue of waste on day two of the party's annual conference, and are set to get tougher on those dumping tyres and lithium batteries.
A second Ministerial baby is on the way - with Green MP Julie Anne Genter announcing she was cycling to hospital this morning where she will be put into an induced labour.
University of Otago graduands paraded down George St before receiving their degrees at the Town Hall on Saturday.
State Highway 88 has reopened after car knocked down a power pole near Port Chalmers, closing part of the road until early afternoon.
Taieri Dramatic Society continues its 70th anniversary programme with a new local comedy for mature audiences - Bangers `n' Mash.
Strath Taieri Community Board chairman Barry Williams has revealed his favoured design option for a new bridge across the Taieri River at Sutton.
"Strong, unassuming'' Altrusa Club of Taieri member Clare Banks has won a prestigious national award for leadership.
Mosgiel Caravan Park residents remain in the dark on the Dunedin City Council's plans for their home.
Budding drag queens and kings will be able to strut their stuff, with support from the professionals, in Dunedin's first citywide drag competition.
The 12th annual Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal for Otago was launched at Dunedin Hospital this week.
A Logan Park High School pupil says his projects for the Science and Technology Fair have got progressively "bigger and more complex'' over the six years he has entered the competition.