Many Dunedin people may be on holiday elsewhere, but holidaymakers from Australia, Christchurch and the North Island were among those filling holiday parks in and around Dunedin at the weekend.
Outram fruitgrower Steve McArthur could be forgiven for having raspberries on his mind these days.
Two people have died and two flown to hospital after a boat was swamped while crossing the Manukau Bar in Auckland this afternoon.
ODT photographer Peter McIntosh shares his favourite shots of 2014.
New Years music festivals in Gisborne have begun with a bang.
A three-day cyber-attack against the TAB website has been thwarted by specialist IT staff.
A surfer who died at a beach on Boxing Day has been described as an "inspiration" to other divers in his dive club.
Former Queenstown Lakes District Council operations general manager Ruth Stokes has been appointed to the position of infrastructure and networks general manager at Dunedin City Council, replacing departing manager Tony Avery.
The Seacliff asylum patients in a mass unmarked Dunedin grave need to be remembered, the man who discovered the burial site said.
Police have arrested a man who allegedly held a woman hostage in the Four Square store in Paihia this morning.
The nephew of a man who died after being attacked at an Auckland motel on Saturday has condemned his uncle's alleged attackers.
A cat suffered up to two days' agony after her leg was crushed and broken in a prohibited gin trap in Dunedin, and her owners want to make sure other cats do not end up in the same situation.
The Otago Regional Council is annoyed a group of artists have painted a mural on a Water of Leith wall without first gaining council permission.
The missing AirAsia aircraft was likely flying too slow when it encountered bad weather conditions, according to aviation experts.
A body recovery operation for a 16-year-old boy who was swept out to sea in Northland on Saturday afternoon is being launched today.
A Christmas Eve theft of five plants from the Lady Thorn Rhododendron Dell at Port Chalmers has been described as ''desipicable''.
Italian and Greek helicopter crews worked into the night to airlift passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea, battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships.
A second person has died following a collision with a tanker truck in Bay of Plenty yesterday.
The changing fortunes of National MP Judith Collins and departure from Parliament of prolific Twitter users Tau Henare (National) and Asenati Lole-Taylor (NZ First) have left the thrones of Parliament's top tweeters vacant.
Five people are dead after road crashes in the first five days of the holiday road toll season - with a week to go before the period ends.