The Government has unveiled what it is calling a radical plan to overhaul reading, writing and maths teaching after two decades of sliding literacy rates. But there's scepticism among some in the sector.
The Democratic-led US House of Representatives has approved funds for the biggest climate package in the country's history, delivering a major legislative victory for President Joe Biden.
American actress Anne Heche has reportedly died after her life support was turned off a week after her fiery car crash in Los Angeles.
Controversial author Salman Rushdie has been stabbed while at a lecture in the US and has undergone surgery.
Family members of a 21-year-old University of Otago student who fell 12 metres while rock climbing in the US this week say it is easier to count the bones she did not break in the accident.
A late flurry of nominations may well have ensured a series of robust election contests in the South.
At least three people in Dunedin have fallen prey to attempted blackmail this week after sharing explicit images of themselves online, police say.
Firefighters from Willowbank Station prepare to clean up after two cars collided in Leith Valley Rd yesterday.
Rugby may not be a popular sport in the Netherlands, but it was the draw for one young enthusiast coming to study in New Zealand.
Otago and Southland yesterday recorded its lowest number of new Covid-19 cases on a Friday since mid-February.
More than 60 car parks are planned for the top of the track to Tunnel Beach to ease overcrowding at the landmark Dunedin tourism spot.
New footpath paving will soon be installed in part of Dunedin’s main shopping street, providing a glimpse of what is to come in the central city makeover.
Dunedin could have a more efficient, viable bypass of the central city by 2028 after a host of changes.
Delegates at the New Zealand Home Loans conference at Forsyth Barr Stadium yesterday show off their haul of food cans.
Police were called and a driver left with a dented roof after a report was made about rocks being thrown from a Dunedin overbridge on to the Southern Motorway on Thursday.
Police say they handed out free advice to a Dunedin woman on how to obtain money owed to her after intervening to stop a fight starting in Corstorphine.
Management of 75 Otago lakes is to come under scrutiny in a survey which could influence how thousands of lakes in the region are looked after.
A long-serving teacher and master in charge of rugby at a prestigious South Island school has been awarded $25,000 after a botched police investigation.