Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study.
Mosgiel teenager Ben Hawke takes a look back at Dunedin's action-packed week in weather and makes predictions for the week ahead.
Japan's Emperor Akihito is likely to abdicate at the end of March 2019 and Crown Prince Naruhito is expected to ascend the throne in April, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries.
Dunedin Labour MPs David Clark and Clare Curran will both be cabinet ministers.
Labour is holding its first caucus meeting since learning it will lead the next Government - with Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern telling her MPs they have been gifted an opportunity by the people of New Zealand.
The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is warning people and their dogs to stay away from the water of Tomahawk Lagoon after potentially poisonous blue-green algae was found.
Ticket sales for Pink's Dunedin show have sold "extremely well" with limited tickets still available.
Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern is spending today ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner NZ First after becoming New Zealand's youngest leader in more than 150 years.
The new Labour-led Government could slash immigration numbers “overnight” once it takes power, a former Immigration Minister believes.
A Dunedin musician has been cleared of criminal offending after a note he posted on a disused building was seen as a bomb threat and caused the CBD to be shut down.
Federated Farmers is ready to engage with the new coalition government and it's time to “cast aside” the divisions that arose during the election campaign, president Katie Milne says.
National MPs are expressing support for Bill English to stay on as leader - although one says he will be feeling “genuinely appalled” to not be Prime Minister.
Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop insists she's looking forward to working with Jacinda Ardern, despite accusing Labour of trying to undermine the Australian government.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
News of New Zealand's new government, led by Jacinda Ardern, hit the northern hemisphere in the early morning.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has appealed to European Union leaders to help her silence critics at home by signalling a willingness to break the deadlock in Brexit talks.
Kiwis will be asked to vote on whether the law surrounding the personal use of cannabis should be changed.
US senator John McCain says he may consider issuing a subpoena because the White House has not been forthcoming with details of an ambush in Niger that left four American soldiers dead.
EU leaders have sought to minimise Spain's crisis with Catalonia and avoid encouraging separatists across the bloc.
It’s a sausage judges say some “won’t touch with a bargepole”, but a black pudding snarler has won out as New Zealand’s tastiest.