The Corrections Department will apologise to a transgender prisoner following a revelation her transfer request went nowhere when a staff member went on leave.
Iron Maiden fans might be disappointed, but Dunedin's legion of hard rock lovers can take heart.
A man who fell about five storeys down a lift shaft at an Auckland supermarket construction site is in a serious but stable condition this morning.
A Queensland town in mourning for teenager Jayde Kendall is being urged to wear her favourite colour as a friend fronts court charged with her murder.
As many as 50 corpses have been found in a parked truck in Austria, as another migrant boat sank off Libya, deepening a crisis that is overwhelming Europe and throwing up new tragedies by the day.
A ''serious incident'' closed the South Dunedin PostShop yesterday.
Rugby league great Graham Lowe has alarmed Jacinda Ardern after describing her as "a pretty little thing" when asked if she would make a good Prime Minister.
A South Island school devastated by Cyclone Ita last year has been dealt yet another tragic blow after catching fire last night.
A Dunedin IT innovation team has won the ''Spirit of GovHack'' prize at the New Zealand GovHack awards held in Wellington recently.
The family of a Syrian teacher who writes for a Dunedin based human rights website, believe they know who has kidnapped him and three Spanish journalists in Aleppo.
Prime Minister John Key with Allied Press managing director Sir Julian Smith (left) and Otago Daily Times editor Barry Stewart (right) at the Class Act 2015 awards ceremony at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery yesterday.
Brown foam on Dunedin's St Kilda Beach yesterday is nothing but harmless algae.
The Otago Regional Council says it will regularly meet the Dunedin City Council until stormwater problems on an Otago Peninsula property are resolved.
Otago Peninsula couple Steve and Lorraine Hawkins fear the worst whenever it starts to rain.
Two television journalists have been killed during a live broadcast in Virginia, shot by a suspect who was a former employee of the TV station and who called himself a "powder keg" of anger over what he saw as racial discrimination at work and elsewhere in the United States.
Fire Service personnel at Montecillo Veterans Home and Hospital in South Dunedin after being called to a small fire yesterday morning.
All Black and Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith says he is in no hurry to leave Dunedin and its special lifestyle.
Two Dunedin butchers are a cut above the rest and will represent the lower South Island at the national butchery grand finals.
PhD candidate Mayouri Sukhapure presents a short version of her thesis in the Three Minute Thesis Final at the University of Otago yesterday.
A fire which burnt out a car in Concord yesterday morning is being treated as suspicious, police say.