Australians who have been on welfare for long periods could soon see an overhaul of their payments under changes to be called for by the federal government.
Comment: Helen Clark did not lightly enter the contest to become the UN Secretary-General and she is not going to quit lightly, NZ Herald political editor Audrey Young writes.
Justice Minister Amy Adams is to review the decision to strip South Dunedin soft drinks company Wests of its liquor licence.
We will find you and we will kill you. That is the message the Otago Regional Council is set to issue today to Bennett's wallabies that enter its territory.
Babies born under midwife-led care have suffered higher incidents of damage than those whose mothers were looked after by doctors, according to new research.
New rules designed to curb the worst excesses of our booze culture are beginning to bite, but sections of Dunedin’s hospitality industry say they are now the target of a heavy-handed crackdown by officials.
Sam Chin says he hasn't changed in 38 years.
Who knew there were so many old mobile phones just lying about, gathering dust in Dunedin?
A KiwiRail flatbed wagon carrying two coal containers derailed at the Dunedin Railway Station yesterday.
The bus and coach industry will come under close scrutiny in Dunedin this week.
A massive smoke cloud rising near Milton yesterday prompted queries about the possibility of an explosion.
Grey Power members from ''Oamaru down to Bluff'' are worried about Dunedin Hospital's future, the Southern District Health Board has been told.
Eleven female candidates for the Dunedin mayoralty and council was cause for celebration at a candidates forum at the Dunedin City Salvation Army Hall last night.
A Dunedin mayoral candidate has refused to answer allegations he ''grossly misrepresented'' the comments of a sitting councillor.
Special votes officer Greg Sligo holds a box for voting documents at a special polling booth at the Blueskin Bay Library yesterday.
Asbestos has been found in Dunedin's historic courthouse, but the Ministry of Justice says it will not affect rebuild plans.
Strong wind and rain lashed Taiwan as the third typhoon to hit the island this month made landfall, injuring more than 30 people, ripping signs off buildings and knocking down trees.
A Houston lawyer whose business was struggling opened fire on morning commuters, injuring at least nine people before being shot dead by police, authorities say.
Former NZ leader Helen Clark is losing support in her historic bid to become the first woman to head the UN, but has no plans to quit the race.
A junior Navy officer who alleges she was sexually violated by a superior says she was in too much shock to scream for help.