Thrill seekers had to be evacuated off the Rainbow's End roller coaster after it stopped near the highest point.
The customer who booked a council party venue for a non-alcohol event could face charges and fines after police found hundreds of intoxicated, underage partygoers there, Auckland Council says.
Dunedin is experiencing hailstorms, crashes of thunder and flashes of lightning while heavy snow and rain warnings are in place for some areas of Otago and Southland as the weather worsens in the South.
Forensic recovery teams searched for more victims in the charred wreckage of the northern California town of Paradise on Saturday as the number of people listed as missing in the state's deadliest wildfire topped 1000.
Police are urging drivers and passengers to buckle up and drive safely after a series of fatal crashes throughout the country this weekend.
The major effort involved in building up an organisation from scratch has earned national awards for a Dunedin peer-support group.
A reluctant superhero continues to make Dunedin children smile. Warren ‘‘Poppa’’ Ockwell (82), of St Kilda, said Dunedin businesses gave him a mobility scooter, polystyrene and fibreboard and signage to build a Spider-Man car.
A Dunedin man is hoping the final reminder of ‘‘what was not meant to be’’ can be used to help a child in need.
Dunedin’s active volcanic past and its influence on the landscape are explored on a new interpretive trail at the Dunedin Botanic Garden.
A Dunedin City Council review of cemetery space has caused ‘‘warning bells’’ to sound, Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board chairwoman Sarah Davie-Nitis says.
A popular project to connect artists and other creative groups with vacant inner-city spaces has been re-launched this month.
A private company has located the Argentine Navy submarine ARA San Juan a year after it went missing with 44 crew members aboard.
One person has been taken to Dunedin Hospital with minor injuries after a crash on Highgate this afternoon.
A Lions club in Taranaki is under fire for using blackface in a Christmas parade, then accusing people who complained about it as "too precious".
Two people have died and five have been hospitalised over Canterbury's long show weekend, prompting police to issue an urgent seatbelt warning.
A man has been stabbed while trying to stop a seven-year-old girl being sexually assaulted by another man in a toilet at a dance studio in Sydney's south.