A man accused of plotting the killing of his former wife and her millionaire brother is due to face a Sydney court.
There was no sign of Ali Baba, but dozens of colourful characters were among the thousands thronged the Octagon and Bath St for the 31st Thieves' Alley Market on Saturday.
As part of O Week's celebrations, a team of cricketers from the University of Otago will face a Dunedin City Council side in a Town v Gown match at the artificial wicket in Harbour Tce at noon today.
Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency has for the first time deployed armed police guards in front of its headquarters outside London, a spokeswoman said, citing the heightened risk of an attack by militants.
Support for British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party is at its highest level in over two years, according to one opinion poll, less than three months before a national election.
Pro-Russian rebels pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces and Kiev said it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce was being violated, leaving a European-brokered peace deal on the verge of collapse.
Joshua Perry is setting his sights high in his new role as marketing co-ordinator of Stopping Violence Dunedin.
A fight over the future of quarrying on Dunedin landmark Saddle Hill is likely to return to the courts after mediation efforts failed.
The desecration of Jewish graves in Dunedin was ''gutless, shameful and ignorant'', Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says.
Much is made of the antics and revelry of O Week, but what is it really like? Master's student and first-time University of Otago attendee Lawrence Hamilton provides the Otago Daily Times with an insider's look into the annual celebration.
Dunedin's reputation has taken another battering after images of smashed glass in a trashed Hyde St made national headlines as the city prepares to host its first Cricket World Cup match today.
Privatising southern hospital kitchens will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars before any ''savings'' can be realised, a new document reveals.
A psychiatrist previously employed part-time in the University of Otago department of psychological medicine felt she had been placed in an ''invidious'' position, and had faced ''particularly dysfunctional'' circumstances.
Riley Honings (5) very nearly delivered a knock out blow for the Black Caps ahead of tomorrow's Cricket World Cup clash with Scotland.
The biggest party in town is all set for another year of revelry and fun.
A man whose dog attacked and killed a protected New Zealand fur seal pup on a West Auckland beach has been fined $1000 and will have his dog put down.
A male mental health nurse faces the possibility of a public disciplinary hearing after he "sexually exploited" a recent and still-vulnerable female patient whom he had given a bottle of wine.
Heavy showers have fallen across the upper North Island this afternoon, but in the weeks ahead downpours should be almost as rare as empty seats at the Cricket World Cup final.
Phone lines to Vodafone's customer service call centres have been fully restored, following a cut to its fibre lines earlier today.
One person is dead and two in hospital after a two-car crash in south Taranaki this afternoon.