The woman behind a failed bid to build a $100 million waterfront hotel in Dunedin says the Dunedin City Council's fresh push to attract more accommodation is ''great''.
Australian authorities have detained seven young nationals as they were attempting to fly to the Middle East, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says, over suspicions they wanted to join Islamist militant groups.
The battle rages on between King's High School's board of trustees and the Ministry of Education, despite a meeting between the two parties on Tuesday.
A Christian missionary overseas for 19 years has taken her fight to collect a New Zealand pension while abroad to the country's highest court.
Thai authorities said they were looking for accomplices of the chief suspect for the Bangkok shrine bomb blast that killed 22 people, a man who was captured on closed-circuit television (CCTV) dumping a backpack and walking away.
An Auckland police officer who helped arrest a burglary suspect used excessive force that broke the law, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says the Dunedin City Council will soon begin a major push to attract hotel development to the city.
Brazil's Senate has approved a bill to roll back payroll tax breaks that is a key measure in President Dilma Rousseff's efforts to reduce a gaping fiscal deficit and restore confidence in her government's accounts.
Fletcher Construction's Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch quake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".
When Lorna McDonald met Ernie Nightingale at the Dunedin College of Education in 1947, she told a friend he was not her type.
The last of the week's bad weather should sweep over the country today in a final burst of showers before a settled few days.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull came under fire from hoteliers yesterday who said his belief the city needed an increase in quality hotel accommodation was wrong.
The financially failed Southern District Health Board spent more than $486,800 on a consultancy firm it contracted to give ''expert advice'' on its plight.
A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the stomach in Taupo.
Thailand's police chief believes a "network" of people are responsible for the bomb attack on a Bangkok shrine that has killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 120 others.
Oscar Pistorius will not be freed on parole at the end of the week because the decision to do so was made without the right legal basis, South Africa's justice minister says, shocking the athlete's family.
Five criminals serving community-based sentences or on electronic monitoring are on the run after cutting off their ankle bracelets.
Thai police said on Wednesday they had still not established the nationality or whereabouts of the man they suspect bombed a Bangkok shrine, killing at least 20 people, suggesting the trail had gone cold after he was captured by CCTV at the scene.
New Zealand entertainer Jackie Clarke and Dunedin school pupils perform in the World Vision Slice of Heaven Kids for Kids mass choir at the Dunedin Town Hall last night.
The booming tourism industry, expected to overtake dairy as New Zealand's biggest export earner this year, means not all is ''doom and gloom'' in the New Zealand economy.