A gang member's claim a modified shotgun found under a bed in his house was for duck shooting has been rejected by a Dunedin District Court judge.
From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans has launched a day of events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster.
The final four alternative flag designs will be released tomorrow - as a new poll shows nearly half of voters are open to a change.
The 71 people found dead in an abandoned refrigeration lorry in Austria had been crammed in, five to a square metre (10 sq ft), police said on Sunday, as initial forensic tests indicated they had suffocated.
Repeated stalling on the $300 million Dunedin Hospital redevelopment shows the timeframe is slipping, but the Government will not admit it, North Dunedin MP David Clark says.
A liquor store employee was bashed in the head with full bottles of alcohol during a violent robbery by two teenagers in Christchurch last night.
Hiring expensive contractors at the Southern District Health Board is necessary to keep the organisation running, deputy commissioner Richard Thomson says.
The daily challenge of filling the kids' lunch boxes can be a minefield for parents, as recent studies have shown. Brenda Harwood talks to health advocates about the issue and its potential long-term impact on children's health.
Dunedin will not lie down and accept the abandonment of its historic courthouse, a new task force of city heavy hitters says.
The Dunedin Night Shelter Trust's fundraising campaign received another boost this week with a $25,000 donation from the William Sherriff Charitable Trust.
The University of Otago will play a critical role in a new study which aims to identify genes that predispose New Zealanders to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Dunedin's key tourist route along Otago Peninsula is threatened by further slips, as the cost of repair work at Turnbulls Bay hits $2.5 million, Dunedin City Council staff say.
The Ra Bar in central Dunedin has announced tonight it is "closing forever" after 18 years.
Blustery weather is on its way, and experts are forecasting this month to be colder than usual.
The rates of mobility scooter ownership and use are on the rise in New Zealand as the ageing population continues to boom and people turn to cheaper and more mobile forms of transportation than the traditional car.
Zimbabwe has linked a Pennsylvania doctor to an investigation into illegal lion hunting, naming him as a client of a safari operator accused of breaching regulations, a week after an American dentist was accused of illegally killing the country's most famous lion, Cecil.
Scores of divers are searching a capsized ship in the Yangtze River for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly tourists, as the death toll in what could be China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years doubled to 14.
Police are still investigating a violent assault which left two tourists in hospital at the weekend.
The National Cancer Institute in the United States is to start enrolling patients in a clinical trial seeking to match the underlying genetic defect driving a person's tumor with one or more of 20 approved or experimental drugs targeting that gene.
The threshold for paying GST on foreign products bought online could be cut to $20 or even zero, Prime Minister John Key says.