The names of 10,000 offenders has been given to border officials by the Corrections Department in a bid to prevent another escape in the wake of the Phillip Smith case.
Former Labour leader David Cunliffe has been nabbed by police for using his mobile phone while driving.
The repair bill for the damage done by Cyclone Lam will cost more than $100 million, the Northern Territory government says.
Home is where the heart is, but it's also nice to have a place that you can call your own.
Exiting one's front door in sunny, 20degC temperatures, one could expect it to be a fantastic day for surfing at St Clair Beach in Dunedin.
A postie has received minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Dunedin.
An investigation is continuing into yet another street light outage in Dunedin, but Delta staff insist there is no systemic problem with the network.
Dunedin design students are about to get a taste of the realities of the fashion industry, with a collaboration between the Otago Polytechnic and Australasian brand Glassons.
Dunedin City councillors are meeting the trust pushing for a pool in Mosgiel next week ahead of a crucial vote later this year on whether the city will fund the project.
A senior manager at Southern District Health Board is leaving.
A Dunedin pensioner was allegedly threatened and forced to withdraw cash from a nearby ATM.
The driver of a truck-and-trailer unit was unaware a log had fallen off the trailer on State Highway 1 yesterday until he was pulled over by police.
Jamaica's parliament has cleared the way for decriminalizing marijuana by approving amendments to its Dangerous Drugs Act.
Smoking, growing and owning small amounts of marijuana became legal in Alaska, as a growing decriminalization movement reached the United States' wild northwest frontier.
More than 90 people have been killed in Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought.
The Indian government has boosted security around hundreds of churches in New Delhi after a spate of attacks on religious institutions unnerved minority Christians.
A cybercrime ring that used 3.2 million hacked computers worldwide to steal banking information by seizing control of servers has been disrupted by European police and technology companies.
A 15m crack opened up on Portobello Rd at Turnbulls Bay last night, closing a portion of the road and delaying planned repair work.
When it comes to characters, it is hard to go past the heavy wagon trail on the Otago Goldfields Cavalcade.
The marquee is up, the kitchen cupboards are full and Outram is ready to host the Out West Cavalcade.