Rotorua's Fat Dog cafe has been praised for being open and honest about being visited by a family with Covid-19 at the weekend.
Repairs to a slumped culvert on the Dunedin-Port Chalmers Rd (SH 88) near Ravensbourne could take weeks, the NZTA estimates.
The man who stabbed a miniature horse 41 times in a Waitati paddock will abandon his appeal, it is understood.
A Dunedin doctor who stabbed a teenage girl to death because she had threatened to end his career has an appeal date set.
Accommodation providers in the South have been hit with waves of cancellations, losing thousands of dollars in bookings within moments of Covid-19 restrictions being reimposed.
As the demand for face masks reaches a record high, creative solutions are being found by do-it-yourself Kiwis.
Contact tracing will be "critical" in the coming days as Dunedin returns to Covid-19 Alert Level 2, Dunedin Mayor Aaron Hawkins says.
The University of Otago yesterday cancelled its Saturday public graduation ceremony and Otago Polytechnic suspended face-to-face teaching as tighter Level 2 Covid-19 restrictions took effect.
Many Kiwis embraced the challenges and united to defeat the first wave of Covid-19 but they may have to face a second wave when their emotional reserves are depleted.
Crowds flocked to southern supermarkets yesterday as the South returned to Covid-19 Alert Level 2 — but shoppers spoken to by the Otago Daily Times said they were just out for their "normal shop".
Tonight's massive $43 million Powerball prize has not been struck and will jackpot on Saturday to a must-win $50m.
The Auckland coolstore employee who tested positive for Covid-19 worked directly with frozen food but his boss says consumers shouldn't be alarmed.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will make a decision about delaying this year's election by Monday, following pressure from the Opposition to push out the voting period.