Danish authorities had a Copenhagen gunman in their sights even before his attacks but did not consider him a threat, police said, even as reports emerged that he had served time in prison with a Muslim radical.
At least 16 people were killed and 78 injured when a singer on a Carnival float hit an overhead power line in Port-au-Prince, setting off a stampede by bystanders, officials said.
Team New Zealand appears set to receive funding from the Government again, well-placed sources have told the NZ Herald.
Three people who died in a collision with a logging truck in south Waikato yesterday were not believed to have been wearing seatbelts at the time.
John Key has implored students to ''not die wondering''.
Pro-Russian rebels and government forces fought street-to-street in a strategic town in east Ukraine and refused to pull back their heavy guns, all but scuppering hopes that a European-brokered peace deal will end months of conflict.
Cricket spectators gather to watch New Zealand v Scotland at the University Oval, in Dunedin.
Much is made of the antics and revelry of O-Week, but what is it really like? Masters student and first-time University of Otago attendee Lawrence Hamilton provides the Otago Daily Times with an insider's look into the annual celebration.
The ability to adapt to the changing demands of tertiary education has seen Otago Polytechnic thrive in a difficult environment, but more work is needed to keep ahead of the game. Otago Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker spoke to ODT reporter Timothy Brown about his plans for the year ahead.
A Dunedin man fears a ''cavalier attitude'' to power outages could put lives at risk.
Hundreds of first-year students raise their hands and voices as the 2015 Toga Party gets under way at Forsyth Barr Stadium last night.
Otago residents are being asked not to use sky lanterns for private or public Chinese New Year celebrations this week, amid fears they may cause fires in the region's dry conditions.
Two Dunedin barristers have been appointed as acting district court judges, Attorney-general Christopher Finlayson announced yesterday.
Wagner de Aguiar is acting like a big baby, but the women do not seem to mind.
At the The Thirst Quencher, KurowHotel, Sunday, February 15.
More than 200 children are expected to take part in the annual Plains Junior TRYathlon in Mosgiel on Friday.
Introducing healthy habits to preschoolers has earned the Mosgiel Playcentre the Heart Foundation's top Healthy Heart Award.
Walking away with the New Zealand Streetstock GP title is on the cards for Brighton's Paul Simon.
At the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour programme launch, Wanaka, Friday, February 13.
At the Oamaru Wine and Food Festival, Oamaru Public Gardens, Sunday, February 15.