Dozens of surfers took to St Clair Beach yesterday to mark the centenary of Duke Kahanamoku's visit to Dunedin.
It's likely much more will be seen and heard about the Southern Sinfonia's successful ''Tally Ho'' concert, devoted to the Dunedin Sound, on Saturday.
Two pedestrians could hold the key for police investigating the death of a 72-year-old Tokoroa man who died when struck by a truck last month.
The tourist driver of a rented people mover that crashed and killed one person has been charged with careless driving causing death.
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand.
Officers coming and going from the Lundy household during their crime scene examination could have contaminated or lost evidence, an overseas forensic scientist told a court today.
A woman spent five days in hospital recovering from liver problems caused by being given the wrong medicine by a pharmacist.
Two members of a defunct Dunedin bowling club have been made bankrupt after failing to return monies wrongfully taken by them from the sale of the club's Dunedin premises.
A massive pipi bed in Whangarei harbour is dying and there are fears the change could destabilise the harbour -- and Marsden Point itself, Radio NZ reports.
North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast, a South Korean military official said, a move seen as a protest against annual military exercises between South Korea and the United States that were due to start hours later.
A strip club has received a slap on the wrist for an ambush marketing stunt during Saturday's epic Cricket World Cup clash in Auckland.
A Napier woman who baked an offensive cake about her former employers has been awarded more than $168,000 in damages following a Facebook breach privacy and "loss of dignity".
The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
A woman caught driving drunk was allegedly more than six-and-a-half times over the breath alcohol limit.
A sellout audience unanimously leapt to its feet to acknowledge the putting of the limelight on the underground 1980s Dunedin Sound. Under the direction of Peter Adams, the Southern Sinfonia, amplified and recorded for broadcast by Strawberry Sound, devoted its energies to songs by local composers Shayne Carter, Peter Jefferies, Martin Phillipps, David and Hamish Kilgour, Robert Scott, Andrew Brough, Jay Clarkson, Dave Saunders and Graeme Downes.
More than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China's influence in the city.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.
A man has been charged with dangerous driving following a dramatic crash on the Auckland motorway last month.
Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John', was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital's underground railway in 2005, according to the government.
There were emotional scenes on the East Coast north of Gisborne yesterday afternoon as divers located and recovered missing Malaysian man Kuan Loon Loh.